Saturday, August 27, 2011
Book Review of "Clapton, The Autobiography"
Eric painted a life story of a troubled young boy with an identity problem who evolved into a chauvinistic unhappy narcissist. It seemed to me that Clapton's life was consumed by the need to capture things and people he wanted and once he got them he lost interest which is what occurred with his relationship with Pattie Boyd. However, on a positive note, his description of his burning love for Pattie Boyd while she was still married to George Harrison produced his outstanding song "Layla".
Like most of the rock stars of the 70's, Clapton goes into great detail about his addictions that somehow did not kill him until he finally turned the corner and cleaned up. I found his comments about his thoughts and relationship with other extraordinary musicians like the Stones, the Beatles, B.B. King, George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughan very interesting. I was disappointed that Clapton did not spend more time writing about his wonderful guitar playing. I think it would have greatly added to the enjoyment of the book.
Music Man Awards This Book "2 Quarter Notes"
4 Quarter Notes= Excellent Book, Must Read
3 Quarter Notes= Good Book
2 Quarter Notes= Somewhat Interesting
1 Quarter Notes= Save Your Time and Money
A couple of months ago, I received an email from Bianca Rossini informing me that she had just published a new CD. She offered to send...
In reviewing some music blogs today, I see several have listed their picks for the "Top Love Songs" of all times. As you would ex...
It's hard for me to believe that it's been a year since I first published my list of "The 20 Greatest American Standards Ever ...
Wayne Boyer, Mike Costley, Henry Franklin Wayne Boyer Henry Franklin and Dennis Michaels If you like songs from the...