25 years ago, Rock icon Eric Clapton and partner Lory Del Santo faced every parent’s worst nightmare when on March 20, 1991 their 4-year-old son Conor fell to his death from an open window in a New York condominium.
Choosing music over other substances to help soothe his broken heart, Clapton gave his pain a voice with “Tears In Heaven”.
Written by Eric and Will Jennings, "Tears in Heaven" is a lonely and poetic conversation about the afterlife. It provided Mr. Clapton with some solace....
Shooting to the top of the charts and dominating at the 1993 Grammy Awards, Clapton took home awards for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
By 2003, Clapton had found the peace he had been looking for... and ceased performing “Tears In Heaven” live, until he resurrected it for his 50th anniversary world tour in 2013.
Rest Peacefully sweet Conor.
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