Eric Clapton Plays – For the First Time – “Tears In Heaven”


For the people that do not know the story behind the song; “Tears in Heaven” is a song by Eric Clapton and Will Jennings, from the 1991 Rush film soundtrack. The song was written about the pain and loss Clapton felt following the death of his four-year-old son, Conor.  In an interview with Sue Lawley in 1992, Clapton said of the song “There is a song that I’ve written for a movie, but in actual fact it was in the back of my head but it didn’t really have a reason for being until I was scoring this movie which I did a little while ago and then it sort of had a reason to be.  And it is a little ambiguous because it could be taken to be about Conor but it also is meant to be part of the film.  Conor fell from a window of a 53rd-floor New York apartment building owned by his mother’s friend on March 20, 1991.  Clapton arrived at the apartment shortly after the accident.

This was just about a year after that happened.

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