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The British guitar legend Eric Clapton has told of the self-disgust he felt at seeing old footage of himself chanting racist slogans at a 1976 concert in the British city of Birmingham. According to the Daily Mail he added: “ I sabotaged everything I got involved with.”
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© Reuters The British guitar legend Eric Clapton has told of the self-disgust he felt at seeing old footage of himself chanting racist slogans at a 1976 concert in the British city of Birmingham.
Clapton was speaking at a Q&A in London following the screening of the highly anticipated biographical documentary Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars.
He said last night that watching the unedited footage, which is included in Lili Zanuck’s new film out next month, left him newly “disgusted” with himself for his “chauvinistic” and “fascistic” comments on stage.
According to the Daily Mail he added: “I sabotaged everything I got involved with.”
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Clapton is saying he regrets his heavy drug use and “semi- racist ” past … which I seriously knew nothing about. He said at a Q&A following the premiere that he was ‘disgusted’ with himself for his ‘chauvinistic’ and ‘fascistic’ comments on stage, adding: ‘ I sabotaged everything I got involved with.’
(Kevin Winter/Getty Images). Eric Clapton has confessed he is still “disgusted” at himself for shouting racist and fascist slogans on stage at a 1976 concert. “ I sabotaged everything I got involved with.
The legendary 18-time Grammy winner said he felt shame about the notorious incident, wherein he praised the racist Tory MP Enoch Powell, declared that Britain must stop itself from becoming a “black colony” and said “England is for white people, man.”
“I don’t want you here, in the room or in my country,” Clapton declared. “Listen to me, man! I think we should vote for Enoch Powell. Enoch’s our man. I think Enoch’s right, I think we should send them all back. Stop Britain from becoming a black colony. Get the foreigners out. Get the w-gs out. Get the c--ns out. Keep Britain white. I used to be into dope, now I'm into racism. It’s much heavier, man. ----king w-gs, man. ----ing Saudis taking over London. B-stard w-gs. Britain is becoming overcrowded and Enoch will stop it and send them all back. The black w-gs and c--ns and Arabs and ----ing Jamaicans and ----ing…don’t belong here, we don’t want them here. This is England, this is a white country, we don’t want any black w-gs and c--ns living here. We need to make clear to them they are not welcome. England is for white people, man. We are a white country ..."
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Clapton’s bizarre outburst, which helped spur the Rock Against Racism movement, saw him labeled a racist for many years, and he has subsequently apologized many times, blaming his addiction to drink and drugs for the outburst.
The musician reveals in the film that he would drink a bottle of cognac by midday, before snorting cocaine from a knife at lunch.
He said: “I was so ashamed of who I was, a kind of semi-racist, which didn’t make sense. Half of my friends were black, I dated a black woman and I championed black music.”
Clapton believes that much of his addiction can be traced to the fact that he was brought up believing his grandparents were his parents and his mother was his sister. When he discovered the truth, his mother rejected him.
The film also covers the 1991 death of his four-year-old son, Conor, who fell from the 53rd floor of a New York apartment block.
Clapton says the tragedy helped him get sober, and to exist from that point on “to honor the memory of my son.”
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He also discusses his romance with Pattie Boyd, whom he fell in love with when she was married to George Harrison.
“I knew it was wrong, George was my best friend,” he says, “But I felt the compulsion towards her. She was the most incredible woman I had ever met. Even though they were married I wanted her, even though she was unavailable.”
Clapton married Pattie in 1979 but they split nine years later.
Clapton—who is a three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, once as a solo artist and as a member of The Yardbirds and also Cream—added: “There is no doubt. I went into a cave of self-pity and despair and the only thing that was the light at the end of the tunnel was this music.”
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Born: March 30, 1945
The only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, ace British guitarist Clapton tasted great success with bands such as The Yardbirds and Cream before embarking on an incredible solo career. Equally adept in the smooth blues sound or rock-and-roll distortion on the guitar, he has been ranked in many all-time great lists by several magazines such as Rolling Stone, TIME and more. With songs such as "Tears in Heaven," "Wonderful Tonight" and "Layla," Clapton has won 18 Grammy Awards to date.
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Bonnie Lynn Raitt is an American blues singer, songwriter and slide guitar player. During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of roots-influenced albums which incorporated elements of blues, rock, folk and country. In 1989, after several years of critical acclaim but little commercial success, she had a major return to form with the release of her album "Nick of Time." Raitt has received 10 Grammy Awards.
Born: July 1, 1945
Debbie Harry is an American singer-songwriter and actress, best known as the lead singer of the new wave and punk rock band Blondie. She recorded several number one singles with Blondie and also had success as a solo artist. In the mid-1990s she recorded and performed with The Jazz Passengers.
Born: July 5, 1943
Robbie Robertson is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter and guitarist best known for his work as lead guitarist and primary songwriter within The Band. As a songwriter, Robertson is credited for such songs as "The Weight," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," "Up On Cripple Creek," "Broken Arrow" and "Somewhere Down the Crazy River."
Born: April 29, 1933
Willie Hugh Nelson is an American singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, author, poet, actor, and activist. The success of the albums "Shotgun Willie" (1973), "Red Headed Stranger" (1975) and "Stardust" (1978) made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country. He has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana.
Born: June 19, 1950
Ann Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer, flute player, songwriter, and occasional guitar player of the hard rock band Heart. Regarded as one of the best female vocalists in rock music history, Wilson was listed as one of the "Top Heavy Metal Vocalists of All Time" by Hit Parader magazine in 2006.
Born: Dec. 5, 1932
Richard Wayne Penniman is known by his stage name Little Richard. He is an American recording artist, songwriter and musician. An influential figure in popular music and culture for more than six decades, Little Richard's most celebrated work dates from the mid-1950s, when his dynamic music and charismatic showmanship laid the foundation for rock and roll.
Born: Dec. 22, 1946
Richard Alan "Rick" Nielsen is the lead guitarist, backing vocalist, and primary songwriter of the rock band Cheap Trick. He is well known for having many custom-made guitars from Hamer Guitars, including his famous five-neck guitar.
Born: Jan. 19, 1946
Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian. Her career began as a 13-year-old child performing on the Cas Walker radio show. Relocating to Nashville at age 18 in 1964, her first commercial successes were as a songwriter. She rose to prominence in 1967 as a featured performer on singer Porter Wagoner's weekly syndicated TV program.
Born: Oct. 2, 1950
Michael John Cloete Crawford "Mike" Rutherford is an English musician. He is a founding member of Genesis and one of the band's only two original members (the other is keyboardist Tony Banks). He used his full name Michael Rutherford in credits on all the group's albums with Peter Gabriel.
Born: June 20, 1942
Brian Douglas Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer best known for being the multi-tasking leader and co-founder of the Beach Boys. After signing with Capitol Records in 1962, Wilson wrote or co-wrote more than two dozen Top 40 hits for the group.
Born: Dec. 7, 1949
Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. With this trademark growl, his incorporation of pre-rock music styles such as blues, jazz, and vaudeville, and experimental tendencies verging on industrial music, Waits has built up a distinctive musical persona. He has worked as a composer for movies and musicals and has acted in supporting roles in films, including "Paradise Alley" and Bram Stoker's "Dracula."
Born: April 14, 1932
Loretta Lynn is a multiple gold album American country music singer-songwriter whose work spans nearly 60 years. She has received numerous awards and other accolades for her groundbreaking role in country music. She remains the most awarded female country recording artist.
Born: April 21, 1947
Iggy Pop is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor. He is vocalist of influential proto-punk band The Stooges, who reunited in 2003, and has been known for his outrageous and unpredictable stage antics. Pop's music has encompassed a number of styles over the course of his career, including garage rock, hard rock, new wave, jazz, art rock and blues. In 2010, The Stooges were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Born: July 22, 1947
Donald Hugh "Don" Henley is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and drummer, best known as a founding member of the Eagles before launching a successful solo career. Henley was the drummer and co-lead vocalist for the Eagles from 1971–1980, when the band broke up, and from 1994–present, when they reunited. Henley sang the lead vocals on Eagles hits such as "Witchy Woman," "Desperado," "Best of My Love," "One of These Nights," "Hotel California," "Life in the Fast Lane," and "The Long Run."
Born: May 1, 1939
Judith Collins is an American singer and songwriter known for her eclectic tastes in the material she records and for her social activism. The single from her 1967 album "Wildflowers" hit the Top 10 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and won Collins her first Grammy Award for Best Folk Performance. Collins experienced the biggest success of her career with her cover of Stephen Sondheim's "Send in the Clowns" from her best-selling 1975 album "Judith."
Born: Aug. 7, 1950
Rodney Crowell is an American musician, known primarily for his work as a singer and songwriter in country music. Crowell has had five number one singles on Hot Country Songs, all from his 1988 album "Diamonds & Dirt." Crowell played guitar and sang for three years in Emmylou Harris' "Hot Band." He has won two Grammy Awards in his career, one in 1990 for Best Country Song for the song "After All This Time" and one in 2014 Best Americana Album for his album "Old Yellow Moon.”
Born: March 15, 1941
Michael Edward "Mike" Love is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and activist who is a member and co-founder of the Beach Boys and had been its lyricist, contributing to each of their studio albums. During this period, his lyrics primarily reflected the youth culture of surfing, cars, and romance, which helped fashion pop culture's perception of the "California Dream."
Born: June 2, 1941
Charles Watts is an English drummer, best known as a member of The Rolling Stones. Originally trained as a graphic artist, he started playing drums in London’s rhythm and blues clubs, where he met Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards. In 1963, he joined the Rolling Stones, as drummer, while doubling as designer of their record-sleeves and tour-stages. In 2006, Watts was elected into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame.
Robert "Kool" Bell
Born: Oct. 8, 1950
Robert Earl "Kool" Bell is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He is the founding member of the jazz/R&B/soul/funk/disco band Kool & the Gang.
Born: June 18, 1942
Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as the bassist of the English rock band the Beatles — one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop music. His songwriting partnership with Lennon is one of the most celebrated of the 20th century.
Born: May 11, 1941
Eric Victor Burdon is an English singer-songwriter best known as a member and vocalist of rock band the Animals and the funk band War and for his aggressive stage performance. He was ranked 57th in Rolling Stone's list The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.
Born: May 13, 1950
Stevland Hardaway Morris known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he became one of the most creative and loved musical performers of the late 20th century. Wonder signed with Motown's Tamla label at the age of 11 and has continued to perform and record for Motown as of the early 2010s.
Born: Sept. 10, 1950
Anthony Joseph "Joe" Perry is the lead guitarist, backing and occasional lead vocalist, and contributing songwriter for the American rock band Aerosmith. He was ranked 84th in Rolling Stone's list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of Aerosmith, and in 2013, Perry and his songwriting partner Steven Tyler were recipients of the ASCAP Founders Award and were also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Born: Jan. 10, 1948
Donald Jay Fagen is an American musician and songwriter, best known as the co-founder (along with Walter Becker) and lead singer of the rock band Steely Dan. Following the initial breakup of Steely Dan in 1981, Fagen launched a long-running, if sporadic, solo career in 1982, spawning four albums to date. In 1993, Fagen and Becker reunited and have since toured and released albums as Steely Dan.
Warren: Trump is a 'racist bully' .
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) blasted President Trump as a "racist bully" during an annual breakfast honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. in Boston. "We face the challenge of an openly racist president of the United States," Warren said, according to Boston Magazine. "Donald Trump is a racist bully, and we know how to deal with bullies. We don't back down. We don't shut up. We fight back.