Crossroads

Crossroads

The Life and Music of Eric Clapton

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
A biography of the Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist covers his heroin addiction, his divorce, the accidental death of his four-year-old son, and his renewed fame

Blackwell North Amer
Eric Clapton is the million-selling, Grammy Award-winning master of the blues guitar, whose fans summed up their admiration in a statement that appeared all over London's subway walls in 1965: "Eric Clapton is God."
For Clapton, fame has been won at great cost. During the early 1970s, he saved himself from heroin addiction, only to confront alcoholism a decade later. In recent years, tragedy has consumed him in ways that have proven even more devastating. In 1988 his marriage to Pattie Boyd - who inspired his 1970 masterwork "Layla" - ended in divorce. In 1990 he lost four of his closest associates and friends, including fellow blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, in a post-concert helicopter crash. And in 1991 his four-year-old son, Conor, fell to his death from a window in Manhattan, inspiring his heartbreaking tribute and #1 hit, "Tears in Heaven."
Complete with many rare or previously unpublished photographs, along with a comprehensive discography, Crossroads ranks as a full-scale, serious biography of a man who has transformed personal suffering and temporary defeats into lasting artistic victories.

Baker
& Taylor

Accompanied by unpublished photographs and a discography, the first full-scale biography of the Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist covers his heroin addiction, his divorce, the accidental death of his four-year-old son, and his renewed fame. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c1995
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780786860746
078686074X
Branch Call Number: B CLA
Characteristics: 387 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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