Eric Clapton is far more than a rock star. Like Dylan and McCartney he is an icon and a living legend. He has sold tens of millions of records, played sell-out concerts all over the world and been central to the significant musical developments of his era. His guitar playing has seen him hailed as 'God'. Now for the first time, Eric tells the story of his personal and professional journeys in this pungent, witty and painfully honest autobiography. These are the memoirs of a survivor, someone who has reached the pinnacle of success, who has had it all, but whose demons have never left him. Eric tells his story as it is, hiding nothing, with a directness and searing honesty that will make this book one of the most compelling memoirs of our time.
"Eric Clapton has produced a gem of a rock memoir, in which he lays bare the painful roots of his music. Clapton speaks honestly and touchingly not only about the external course of his life but of what music has meant to him. That makes it much the best of this season's rock memoirs. Clapton delivers himself profoundly. It's extremely moving." Evening Standard
Eric Clapton, geboren am 30. März 1945 in Ripley, England, schaut auf eine über vierzigjährige Musikerkarriere zurück. Mit Bands wie den Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith und Derek and the Dominos und als Solokünstler verkaufte er Millionen von Schallplatten und hatte zahlreiche Nummer-Eins-Hits. Er lebt mit seiner Frau und seinen drei Töchtern in Surrey, England.