[Slowhand] New Book/Biography?
reptile at pmehnert.de
Fri Oct 1 04:47:58 EDT 2004
Sorry, if this was already posted here, I found the following on amazon.de.
Does anyone has some information in the author?
<>*Eric Clapton Now & Then*
by _Robin Bextor
Language: Englisch, 144 Pages
Release Date: 1. Februar 2005
Published to coincide with his 60th Birthday, this book is an intimate
and revealing portrait of Eric Clapton. Illustrated throughout with
rarely seen photographs, and containing candid contributions from
Clapton himself, plus recollections from friends such as Keith Richards,
Chris Dreja and Jim Carty of the Yardbirds, BB King and John Lee Hooker,
it traces his often troubled journey from childhood through to icon and
elder statesman of rock. Clapton has had an unsettled personal life - he
was brought up thinking his true mother was his sister, he has battled
drug and alcohol addiction, his relationship history has been rocky and
he suffered the devastating loss of his four-year-old son in a tragic
accident. In this book Clapton confronts the demons that haunt his past,
and also talks candidly about where he feels he is today, about recent
recordings, about his current place in popular culture. We'll see Eric
as a child, starting in the business, with The Yardbirds then Cream,
splitting, forming Blind Faith, spiralling into addiction, cleaning up,
and going to work on a farm. This highly personal account contains new
material never before published, and offers an unprecedented insight
into the life of one of the world's greatest living legends.
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