“I found a pattern in my behavior that had been repeating itself for years, decades even. Bad choices were my specialty, and if something honest and decent came along, I would shun it or run the other way.”
~ Clapton: The Autobigraphy
I was just looking through the recently released Eric Clapton autobiography this afternoon, and I was tempted. Eric Clapton is one of The Greats. In an age where any cow in a recording studio can release an album and call themselves singers - Clapton is the real deal in music. He lived an interesting life, dated interesting people - most of all, he wrote and sang some really great songs. They were heartsongs, their melodies made you stop what you were doing - and listen.
Anyway, after flipping through his autobiography, I was filled with a need to listen to some of my favourite Clapton tunes:
Eric Clapton performing the acoustic version of "Layla":
Eric Clapton performing "Tears In Heaven" - the song wrote about his 4-year-old son who died in an accident: