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Guitarist and singer-songwriter Eric Clapton's 1992 single "Tears in Heaven" became a top five hit. It was written about the death of his son.
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Eric Clapton recalls having his world turned upside down upon hearing the album, "Music from Big Pink," by The Band.
A sudden blazing bar fire in Twist, Arkansas leads to the naming of one of the world's most famous guitars, B.B. King's "Lucille."
A short biography of John Lennon, from his superstardom with the Beatles to his fame as a solo artist and social activist, to his marriage to Yoko Ono. In 1980, Lennon was gunned down by Mark David Chapman.
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In 1998, he founded the Crossroads Centre, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility. He published his autobiography in 2007.
However, perhaps the most impressive achievement of Clapton's recent life is that he has finally moved past his days of drug addiction, alcoholism and womanizing, and settled into a happy and stable family life. "I am very happy," he said in a recent interview. "I think I've found a way to live as a result of all these near disasters,
which keeps me remembering how fortunate I am and how lucky I am and how much of a responsibility I have to stay the way I am right now."
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