Motherless Child

Motherless Child

The Definitive Biography of Eric Clapton

by Paul Scott

Paperback Publication Date: 12/07/2016

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From the Yardbirds to Cream, Blind Faith to Derek and the Dominos, and a hugely-successful solo career, Eric Clapton's fifty years in the music business can look like an uninterrupted rise to become one of the greatest guitar players who ever lived. But his story is as complicated as it is fascinating.

Clapton's god-like skill with a guitar was matched by an almost equal talent for self-destruction. He has never shied away from telling the truth about his battles with drink and drugs - or the sometimes catastrophic impact they had on the other people in his life, including his first wife Pattie Boyd. And without those deep personal lows we may never have had the musical highs that won him millions of fans. His story is also one of a long but successful road to sobriety, redemption and happiness.

Motherless Child chronicles Clapton's remarkable journey: the music, the women, the drugs, the cars, the guitars, the heartbreak and the triumphs are all here. The book includes interviews with some people close to Clapton who have never spoken on the record before. It explores his musical legacy as one of the most influential musicians of his generation, and as the keeper of the flame for the blues.

ISBN:
9781472212733
9781472212733
Category:
For Music Lovers
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
12-07-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Headline Publishing Group
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
196.85x127x25.4mm
Weight:
0.28kg
Paul Scott

Paul Scott is an artist, author and educator known for pioneering research into the graphic development of vitreous surfaces. His characteristic artworks can be found in public spaces and collections around the globe - including the V&A London, the National Museum Stockholm, National Kunstindustrimuseet Oslo, the Museum of Art and Design in New York - and in Vietnam as part of the Hanoi Mosaic Mural.

He was awarded a PhD by Manchester Metropolitan University in 2010, and is Professor of Ceramic Art at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO) Norway. Paul Scott is a founding member of AIR (Artists Interaction and Representation - the UK's largest representative body for artists) and member of the International Academy of Ceramics.

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