Eric Clapton Playing “Tears In Heaven” Live For The First Time

This is simultaneously the most beautiful and saddest song ever.

Eric Clapton Playing “Tears In Heaven” Live For The First Time
Eric Clapton sings “Tears In Heaven”

Eric Patrick Clapton, an rock and blues guitarist, singer-songwriter. Eric Clapton was a 3-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Once a solo artist and individually as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream.

Eric Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven” is a ballad song that was written by Eric Clapton and Will Jennings. The song was about the pain Clapton felt following the loss of his four-year-old son. Conor, Eric’s little son, fell from a window of the 53rd-floor New York apartment.

‘Would you know my name, if I saw you in Heaven…’ Perhaps the most heartbreaking lyric in music history. “Tears in Heaven” is one of Clapton’s most successful song ever, leading #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the U.S. “Tears in Heaven” also lead the American adult contemporary chart for three-week in 1992.

In this video from the 1992 TVShow, Eric Clapton Picks the guitar up, no vocal warm-up, no effects, no autotune and plays almost exactly like the record, what a genius Clapton is. This is the most emotional and heartfelt song ever written, it is sadly an utter masterpiece of expression.

 

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