From hit songs like Sunshine of Your Love with Cream to solo songs like Wonderful Tonight, Eric Clapton's soothing guitar sounds are forever in our minds. But the meaning behind some of his biggest hits might strike a chord right in your feelings.
Eric Clapton: The Story of His Songs is taking a look at what influenced some of the guitar God's most successful singles. One of the more notable stories is how the tragic death of his 4-year-old son, Conor played a role in Clapton's 1991 single, Tears in Heaven.
The lyrics, "Would you know my name? If I saw you in Heaven?" & "Time can bring you down, time can bend your knees..." is enough to stop anyone in their tracks to reflect, but for Clapton, the song offered an outlet for his grief.
The Story of His Songs uses archived video and observations from experts & friends of the legendary musician.
"It's astonishing that his sobriety survived that" points out Music Critic, Anthony DeCurtis.
Radio Broadcaster, Paul Gambaccini asserts that "Tears in Heaven was written as a therapeutic use of music to try and come to terms with his (Clapton's) loss."
Hear more about Eric Clapton's music on Eric Clapton: The Story of His Songs Sunday, January 3rd on Reelz.