The intertubes go crazy about what a racist Eric Clapton was, but let’s consider the full spectrum.

He was such a heroin addict that he didn’t leave his house for three years.

He was so madly in love with Pattie Boyd that she finally divorced his best friend George Harrison and married him. They divorced ten years later.

Coming off the heroin trip, be became so addicted to alcohol that he couldn’t finish a concert.

He was so drunk at one show that he went off on a racist bender. I don’t forgive him for that, but let’s don’t trash the rest of his 50 years of contribution just because of one bad night. He has received 18 Grammys and is the only three-time inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Happy Birthday to Eric & Tracy – they share a birthday today!

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