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Eric Clapton: The Solo Artist

Robert Sandall, Q, January 1990

Quietly reinvented, curiously coiffeured, steadfastly single, and with an unprecedented 18 sold-out shows at the Albert Hall, Eric Clapton enters the '90s more a battered monument to popular culture than an unrepentant monster of rock'n'roll. But there's a price. "My personal life is chaotic," he tells Robert Sandall. "It's like something out of Fellini..."

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