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Planet Clapton: Where is it?

Planet Clapton's orbit is located between that of Mars and Jupiter in an area of space known as the Asteroid Belt. It is in a 5-year elliptical orbit around the Sun. The closest it gets to the Sun is 405 million kilometers (253 million miles). In contrast, the Earth's orbit......

Rock and Roll Planets

Eric Clapton is not the only rock musician who has had a planet named after him. The International Astronomical Union at Harvard University has honored several others. They include John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, Buddy Holly and Jerry Garcia.......

Tears In Heaven & My Father's Eyes: Retired from repetoire

In March 2004, Eric Clapton announced he was retiring the songs "Tears In Heaven" and "My Father's Eyes" from his concert repetoire. While touring Japan in November / December 2003, he discovered he could no longer perform them. Both songs dealt with the loss of his four-year-old son Conor, who......

Tears In Heaven

"Tears In Heaven" was written by Eric Clapton following the death of his son, Conor, in 1991 as a way to work through his grief. He initially recorded a studio version for the soundtrack of the film, "Rush". The songs first public performance was on 16 January 1992 during filming......

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