Clapton, Eric

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Name
Clapton, Eric Gender: M
Eric Patrick Clapton
born on 30 March 1945 at 20:45 (= 8:45 PM )
Place Ripley, England, 53n03, 1w24
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Conflicting/unverified
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: Blackwell
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 09°44' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 02°26 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 22°32'



Alternative birthtime
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Date 30 March 1945 at 05:30 (= 05:30 AM )
Place Ripley, ENG (UK), 53n03, 1w24
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 09°07' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 24°53 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 20°36'


Eric Clapton
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Biography

British musician, a strong lead vocalist who has played blues guitar in various bands. Starting guitar at 17, his early career was in John Mayall's "Bluesbreakers," "The Yardbirds," "Cream," "Blind Faith" and "Derek and the Dominoes." With an easygoing, commercial style, he regularly sells gold, making the Top Ten in 1981 with "I Can't Stand It." Clapton won Best Rock Instrumental Performance at the Grammy's, 2/24/2000 and received his third indictment into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame.

Abandoned by his parents when young, he grew up a nasty kid, getting into drugs and trouble. His heroin habit became a burden from which he withdrew in 1971-1972, and kicked in 1973 with the help of becoming a confirmed Christian.

He married Patti Boyd Harrison in 1979. His son Conor, born with Italian actress Lory Del Santo, was killed 3/21/1991 when he fell from a 53rd story window, New York. "Tears in Heaven" is a tribute to Conor.

The top floor of Clapton's West London home was almost completely destroyed by fire 5/25/1996. In April 1998, Clapton announced building an alcohol and drug rehab facility in the West Indies island of Antigua. A recovering addict himself, the center is modeled after the Betty Ford Clinic. On 6/24/1999, a collection of 100 Clapton guitars sold for $5,072,350 at auction in New York City. The amount the guitars sold for was approximately four times what most thought they would fetch at auction. The proceeds from the guitars went to the Crossroads Centre, Clapton's above-mentioned rehab facility on Antigua.

Clapton, 57, and his girlfriend, Melia McEnery, 25,

welcomed daughter Julie Rose on 6/12/2001, Columbus, OH. They married at the time of her christening in early January 2002 in the Surrey village of Ripley.

In October 2009 Clapton underwent gall bladder surgery which forced him to cancel his performances at a Hall of Fame concert on October 30th.

Link to Wikipedia biography

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Relationships

  • associate relationship with Bruce, Jack (born 14 May 1943). Notes: Band mates in Cream
  • associate relationship with Harrison, George (born 24 February 1943). Notes: Friends and occasional musical collaborators
  • associate relationship with King, Freddie (born 3 September 1934)
  • associate relationship with Mayall, John (born 29 November 1933). Notes: Band mates in The Bluesbreakers
  • associate relationship with Winwood, Steve (born 12 May 1948). Notes: Band mates in Blind Faith
  • parent->child relationship with Clapton, Conor (born 21 August 1986)

Events

  • Misc. : Retain professional help 1973 (Drug rehab, confirmed Christian)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1979 (Patti Boyd Harrison)
  • Family trauma 20 March 1991 (Son Conor killed, accidental fall)
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  • Financial : Lose significant money 25 May 1996 (Top floor of home destroyed by fire)
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  • Work : Start Business 1998 (Opened rehab facility in West Indies)
  • Financial : Gain significant money 24 June 1999 at 12:00 midnight in New York, NY (Sold guitars for over $5 million, charity)
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  • Work : Prize 24 February 2000 at 12:00 noon in Hollywood, CA (Best Rock Instrumental Performance, Grammy)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 12 June 2001 (Baby girl born to girlfriend)
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  • Health : Medical procedure October 2009 (Gall bladder surgery)
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Source Notes

Arthur Blackwell quotes R.F. Nobel from him, "Grandma said between 8:30 and 9:00 PM."

Jake Chanson in AA 8/93 writes that "Clapton has given out the time of 8:45 PM and also the time of 4:30 AM."

Clifford quotes Jenny Stubbs for 5:30 AM "from him."

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Heroin, rehab)
  • Family : Childhood : Disadvantaged (Abandoned by parents, self raised)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Patti Boyd Harrison, Lory Del Santo)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son by lover)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (Son died in fall)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Home : Property damage (Home fire)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Social crime/ delinquent (Teenage bum)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitar)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy (Best Rock Instrumental)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (R'n'R Hall of Fame, three times)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession

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