Blogging assignment: Motherless Child – The Definitive Biography of Eric Clapton (UK bloggers)

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Motherless Child - The Definitive Biography of Eric Clapton

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Timed for release around Clapton’s 70th birthday, MOTHERLESS CHILD will be the ultimate celebration and definitive biography of one of the most influential musicians alive today.
From the 1960s graffiti proclaiming ‘Clapton is God’, to his seminal work in supergroup Cream and his phenomenally successful solo career, Eric Clapton has achieved the status of bona fide living legend and enduring icon.

Now in his sixth decade in the music business, he occupies an exulted position at the pinnacle of the rock world thanks to songs like Layla, Wonderful Tonight and Tears In Heaven, and for many is considered the greatest guitarist who ever lived.

This book will chart his rise to stardom in the 60s and his unparalleled success since walking out of the Yardbirds as a 20-year-old to follow his chosen path of the blues with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and later with Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker in supergroup Cream, as well as his successful solo career. However, his success has come at a price. Once a happy well-adjusted boy, the young Clapton was devastated by the realisation at the age of nine 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. His treatment by his mother was also to shape his future turbulent relationships with the women in his life, including his failed first marriage to model Pattie Boyd, who was married to Clapton’s close friend George Harrison when he fell for her. Motherless Child also chronicles his battles with the demons of drugs and alcohol, his successful journey to sobriety, and examines his legacy as one of the most influential musicians of his generation.

What is the blogging assignment?

To read and review the book and link your audience to an online retailer.

What type of blogs are you looking for?

UK Music and books blogs.

Preferred geographic location of the blogger:

United Kingdom

How might you compensate the blogger?

Getting to keep the product

How else might you compensate the blogger?


Assignment close date:

31 Jan 2015

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