Clapton

Clapton

The Autobiography

Book - 2007
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In this autobiography, one of the most revered and private figures in the history of rock, blues, and pop finally shares his life story.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c2007
ISBN: 9780385518512
Branch Call Number: 781.66 CLA
Characteristics: 343 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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WVMLStaffPicks Feb 01, 2015

“Clapton is God” was the legend that began in the London Underground in the 60s. Yet guitar “gods” are often very imperfect people and Clapton spent the better part of 20 years either stoned or drunk while producing some of the finest music in existence. Now clean and sober for over 20 years, and a devoted family man, he recounts his harrowing yet inspirational tale of one man’s fight with his many demons.

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carolannbagan
Jul 04, 2012

i've gotten less information on rocks than on mr clapton. still a good book by a brilliant (if troubled ) musician.

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rvkinfobiz01
Dec 30, 2011

Somewhat boring. I was expecting to learn more about his music and the relationships he formed along the way with many noteworthy rock icons --- like George Harrison. Too much of this book was spent describing his addictions and his recovery centre, Crossroads, located in Antigua.

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lindeeana
Jul 04, 2008

Readable, self-absorbed, not always a nice guy, forthright. He was at an important time in rock and roll.

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tedrich2921
Jan 13, 2008

I have to give credit to Clapton for his honesty. However, his level of social immaturity is appalling, and it's almost unbelievable how much of his life he spent drunk or stoned or both. It's eye-opening what happens when someone like Clapton gets everything he wants, whenever he wants it and how childish he is. Despite all of this, the book is worth reading. A review of this book could be summed up: drugs, sex, and rock and roll.

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