Eric Clapton – Day By Day is another biography about Eric Clapton, but this book focuses on the early years – 1963-1982. For the most part, each of the years represented in the book are their own chapter. But there are also some additional chapters as well that focus a but more on recording sessions and go in to a bit more details on things.
The book is done kind of like a calendar – with summaries of some months as well as setlists from shows, dates he was on tour, etc. It is a really fascinating compilation of details about Clapton – something that could probably easily be put together about a more modern band with the assistance of the internet and social media – but a lot of this information is not as abundant out there from the 60s-80s! I must commend the author for all of the research, I can only imagine how much time that must have taken because the book is quite detailed! There are ad photos, tickets, etc. Kind of like a calendar mixed with a scrapbook. So much content!
This book is volume 1 – and I am looking forward to checking out future volumes as well and perhaps even day by day of some other artists too! (Although, that might be a huge undertaking to all be done by the same author!)
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
Eric Clapton, Day by Day presents Clapton’s professional life in music in a day-by-day format, giving details of which bands he joined and left, all recordings made – both released and unreleased – as well as guest appearances he made on other artists’ records, and concert tours.
Based on years of extensive research from around the globe and interviews with musicians, film directors, producers, and studio engineers, Roberty covers every detail of Clapton’s live and studio work in this detailed biography.
Volume 1 covers Clapton’s early years, offering an insight into how this artist slowly found his own musical identity. Volume 2, to be published in the fall of 2013, will continue the story, covering Clapton’s comeback after problematic years of drug and alcohol abuse, and his going on to become one of the world’s most respected and admired musicians.
With Eric Clapton’s 50th anniversary in the music business approaching in 2013, now is the perfect time for this comprehensive biography.