Books in the Park

suggestions from the Barbara S. Ponce Public Library at Pinellas Park

Clapton by Eric Clapton

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clapton coverIt has been said that music is the soundtrack of our lives. By knowing exactly where you were, what you were doing, and who was present when you heard a particular tune reaffirms the influence music has in everyday life. Eric Clapton has been deemed an icon within the music industry, and his autobiography is an insightful look at his life in his own words.

Quotes from the book:

“…I have always believed that music in itself is a powerful enough agent to cause change, and that sometimes words, or agendas, can get in the way.”

“…[Blues music] has its own scale, its own laws and traditions, and its own language. In my view it’s a celebration of triumph over adversity, full of humor, double entendre, and irony, and it’s very rarely, if ever, depressing to listen to. It can be, and usually is, the most uplifting music you will ever hear.”

“…Music will always find its way to us, with or without business, politics, or religion. Music survives everything, and like God, it is always present.”

Clapton writes with candid honesty from telling of his lowest points as well as his highest, even recounting missed opportunities. Eric Clapton provides a glimpse into the window of musician stardom with all the vicissitudes of life.

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