Interview with Eric Clapton

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From his early days in the Yardbirds and Cream to his current status as guitar icon and bluesman extraordinaire, Eric Clapton has released more than 40 albums over the course of his 50-year career. Here, the legendary rocker pauses to reflect on fishing, his wife and children, and Rupert Murdoch.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being in the moment.

What is your greatest fear?
Insanity.

Which living person do you most admire?
J. J. Cale.

What is the trait you most despise in yourself?
Arrogance.

What is the trait you most despise in others?
Arrogance.

What is your greatest extravagance?
Wristwatches.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Generosity.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?
My eyebrows.

Which living person do you most despise?
Rupert Murdoch.

Which word or phrases do you most overuse?
“Do you know what I mean?”

What is your greatest regret?
Losing my son.

What is the greatest love of your life?
My wife and children.

When and where were you happiest?
On our wedding day.

Which talent would you most like to have?
To be able to paint.

What is your current state of mind?
Contented.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Geting sober.

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?
A Martin OM-45.

What is your most treasured possession?
My health.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Watching English TV.

What is your favorite occupation?
Playing the guitar.

What is your most marked characteristic?
Haste.

What is the quality you most like in a man?
Integrity.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Passion.

What do you most value in your friends?
Tolerance.

How would you like to die?
Fishing.

 

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