Motherless Child: new Eric Clapton biography out this March

February 11, 2015, Article by Tom in Books, Music

With Eric Clapton hitting the big seven zero this year, it seems the time is right for someone to write a definitive biography of this rock legend and guitar god. Rather luckily, renowned music journalist Paul Scott has done just that, and the result is the brilliant Motherless Child.

Publishing two weeks before Eric’s 70th birthday, it charts his amazing career from the 1960s to now, taking in Cream, The Yardbirds, his impressive solo work and the impacts that his fame and fortune have had on his personal life. It gets quite serious, looking at his battles with drink and drunks, his failed marriage to model Pattie Boyd, and the pretty shocking news he discovered when he was just nine years old: that the woman he thought was his sister was in fact his mother, and that the couple he thought were his parents were his maternal grandparents.

Now in his sixth decade in the music business, Clapton has sold over 75 million records worldwide, is the only three-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and is a true global icon. For his millions of fans, Motherless Child promises to be an essential read.

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Motherless Child: The Definitive Biography of Eric Clapton by Paul Scott is published March 12th 2015 in hardback and ebook