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Slowhand, Philip Norman

I’m not a true devotee of Eric Clapton,

though am found of some of the bands he was in: Cream and Blind Faith. Read a previous book by Philip on Paul McCartney and enjoyed it, so figured I’d like this one… and I did. Eric’s addictions, relationships, personal triumphs and setbacks are all covered. It moves at a fast pace once you get to his formative years beginning with the Yardbirds. Near the end Philip relays the story of the loss of Eric’s son Conor. Unimaginable. Heartache. The fact that Eric didn’t have a relapse shows incredible fortitude on his part. Commendable.

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