Rock and Blues guitarist Eric Patrick Clapton was born in 1975 in England. He is hailed as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, ranking mostly in the top five in ‘greatest guitarists of all time’ lists. But future greatness couldn’t stop him from succumbing to the vices of the 70s and he spent the better part of his early career doing drugs and drinking all the alcohol in the world.
In his own words: “there seemed to be a postpsychedelia drunkenness that swept over everyone in the entertainment business during the early 70s.” the legendary guitarist has battled drug and alcohol addiction most of his career.
Eric Clapton once did an entire show while lying down on stage because he was drunk out of his mind.
Is It True?
Yes it is! It was the 70s. What did you expect? If you weren’t always in an intoxicated state, then you were considered an alien or something was wrong with you. In fact, Clapton admitted to it in an interview saying he performed the entire set lying down “with the microphone stand lying beside me, and no one batted an eyelid.” Told you, it was the 70s. And since it’s Eric Clapton, we bet he killed that set too.
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