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.