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The Resource Motherless child : the definitive biography of Eric Clapton, Paul Scott

Motherless child : the definitive biography of Eric Clapton, Paul Scott

Label
Motherless child : the definitive biography of Eric Clapton
Title
Motherless child
Title remainder
the definitive biography of Eric Clapton
Statement of responsibility
Paul Scott
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Timed for release around Clapton's 70th birthday, MOTHERLESS CHILD will be the ultimate celebration and definitive biography of one of the most influential musicians alive today. From the 1960s graffiti proclaiming 'Clapton is God', to his seminal work in supergroup Cream and his phenomenally successful solo career, Eric Clapton has achieved the status of bona fide living legend and enduring icon. Now in his sixth decade in the music business, he occupies an exulted position at the pinnacle of the rock world thanks to songs like Layla, Wonderful Tonight and Tears In Heaven, and for many is considered the greatest guitarist who ever lived. This book will chart his rise to stardom in the 60s and his unparalleled success since walking out of the Yardbirds as a 20-year-old to follow his chosen path of the blues with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and later with Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker in supergroup Cream, as well as his successful solo career. However, his success has come at a price. Once a happy well-adjusted boy, the young Clapton was devastated by the realisation at the age of nine that the woman he thought was his sister was in fact his mother, and that the couple he thought were his parents were his maternal grandparents. His treatment by his mother was also to shape his future turbulent relationships with the women in his life, including his failed first marriage to model Pattie Boyd, who was married to Clapton's close friend George Harrison when he fell for her. Motherless Child also chronicles his battles with the demons of drugs and alcohol, his successful journey to sobriety, and examines his legacy as one of the most influential musicians of his generation. This is essential reading for any Clapton fan
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NBNY
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1965 December 28-
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Scott, Paul
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Clapton, Eric
  • Rock musicians
  • Guitarists
Target audience
adult
Label
Motherless child : the definitive biography of Eric Clapton, Paul Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Contents
God -- Pat -- Music -- Yardbirds -- Bluesbreakers -- Cream -- Pattie -- Exile -- Booze -- Rehab -- Conor -- Clean -- Diversions -- Loss -- Crossroads -- Melia -- Index
Control code
000054422831
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9781472212719
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904944626
Label
Motherless child : the definitive biography of Eric Clapton, Paul Scott
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Contents
God -- Pat -- Music -- Yardbirds -- Bluesbreakers -- Cream -- Pattie -- Exile -- Booze -- Rehab -- Conor -- Clean -- Diversions -- Loss -- Crossroads -- Melia -- Index
Control code
000054422831
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9781472212719
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904944626

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