A forthright and apparently honest account of the Artist life of music and battle with addictions. I am biased as I am a huge fan but the book spells out quite clearly why you should never meet your hero. A straight forward narrative that moves along at a steady pace. Worth reading if you are interested in the artist or the beginnings of the British Rock and Roll era.
“Clapton is God” was the legend that began in the London Underground in the 60s. Yet guitar “gods” are often very imperfect people and Clapton spent the better part of 20 years either stoned or drunk while producing some of the finest music in existence. Now clean and sober for over 20 years, and a devoted family man, he recounts his harrowing yet inspirational tale of one man’s fight with his many demons.
i've gotten less information on rocks than on mr clapton. still a good book by a brilliant (if troubled ) musician.
Somewhat boring. I was expecting to learn more about his music and the relationships he formed along the way with many noteworthy rock icons --- like George Harrison. Too much of this book was spent describing his addictions and his recovery centre, Crossroads, located in Antigua.
Readable, self-absorbed, not always a nice guy, forthright. He was at an important time in rock and roll.
I have to give credit to Clapton for his honesty. However, his level of social immaturity is appalling, and it's almost unbelievable how much of his life he spent drunk or stoned or both. It's eye-opening what happens when someone like Clapton gets everything he wants, whenever he wants it and how childish he is. Despite all of this, the book is worth reading. A review of this book could be summed up: drugs, sex, and rock and roll.
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