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Eric Clapton: Portrait Of The Artist As A Working Man

Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 9 December 1978

IT HAS OFTEN been said that one of Eric Clapton's major problems over the years has been to find his own identity, a role in which he can be comfortable and assured. He has been through the most historically important groups of our time, undergone the pressures of an extraordinary fame, given himself up to all the excesses of the rock 'n' roll life-style, been close to death, known misery and oblivion, and come out of it with his talent and sanity intact.

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