Helpless Dancer

The Endless Note

Eric Clapton

 

Finally started reading the above book which I received as a Christmas present back in 2007.

I had avoided it as whilst I admire his skill as a guitarist I had always found him a bit soul less or somehow devoid of spirit.

His writing reflects this view though it is now somehow more understanding given his upbringing as a child.

As ever the book throws up points which are new to me or forgotten, here is one of the former.

Clapton  was always held an admiration for atlantic Records and an early highlight of his career was being asked to attend a recording session with Aretha Franklin which delivered this track taken from her 1968 album “Lady Soul”

“Good To Me As I Am To You” – Aretha Franklin

More from the book coming soon.

To buy the music of Aretha Franklin click HERE

To buy Eric Clapton The Autobiography click HERE

Mail on Sunday

“Clapton relates what happened with painful honesty. In other rock stars, such plump contentment might seem hypocritical, even vulgar. But with Eric Clapton, you feel that a little comfort is the least he deserves”

Observer

“This is an essential read”
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April 10, 2010 - Posted by | Books, Old Music | ,

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