Read an excerpt from Eric Clapton’s Autobiography

3 Nov

“The electric guitar I chose was one I had had my eye on in the window of Bell’s, where we had got the Hoyer. It was the same guitar I had seen Alexis Korner playing, a double-cutaway semi-acoustic Kay, which at the time was a quite advanced instrument, although essentially, as I later learned, it was still only a copy of the best guitar of the day, the Gibson ES-335. “

Read the excerpt and listen to an interview and some of the music that influenced Eric here on NPR

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