Slowhand by Philip Norman audiobook

Slowhand: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton

By Philip Norman
Read by Peter Coates

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781478922636

  • ISBN: 9781549176319

Runtime: 14.55 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From the bestselling author of Shout!, comes the definitive biography of Eric Clapton, a Rock legend whose life story is as remarkable as his music, which transformed the sound of a generation.

For half a century Eric Clapton has been acknowledged to be one of music's greatest virtuosos, the unrivalled master of an indispensable tool, the solid-body electric guitar. His career has spanned the history of rock, and often shaped it via the seminal bands with whom he's played: the Yardbirds, John Mavall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominoes. Winner of 17 Grammys, the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame's only three-time inductee, he is an enduring influence on every other star soloist who ever wielded a pick.

Now, with Clapton's consent and access to family members and close friends, rock music's foremost biographer returns to the heroic age of British rock and follows Clapton through his distinctive and scandalous childhood, early life of reckless rock 'n' roll excess, and twisting & turning struggle with addiction in the 60s and 70s. Readers will learn about his relationship with Pattie Boyd--wife of Clapton's own best friend George Harrison--the tragic death of his son, which inspired one of his most famous songs, "Tears in Heaven," and even the backstories of his most famed, and named, guitars.


Packed with new information and critical insights, Slowhand finally reveals the complex character behind a living legend.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

An intimate tour of his personal white room with black curtains. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Comprehensive and illuminating. The Washington Post
Among music book scribes, Philip Norman stands near the top in terms of influence and skill. Now, he turns his attention to classic rock's most revered guitarist and often reluctant front man, Eric Clapton. Norman's stab... will likely go down as the definitive work of the man ... a comprehensive and deep dive into a singular pool of talent. Houston Press
The renowned guitar superhero emerges as 'supersurvivor' in this authoritative biography...Extremely knowledgeable about the rock music scene, Norman tells Clapton's story with verve and insight. Kirkus
Norman chronicles Clapton's life and music from the Yardbirds and Cream through his solo career. No Depression

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Author

Author Bio: Philip Norman

Author Bio: Philip Norman

Philip Norman is an award-winning novelist and biographer who, in 1969 and ’70, was assigned to cover, from the inside, the breakup of Beatles’ own business utopia, Apple Corps. He is the author of Shout! The Beatles in Their Generation, Rave On: The Biography of Buddy Holly, and many other books. He lives in London.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 14.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English