Eric Clapton plays «Tears in heaven»


Simply Beautiful! I can listen to it forever! So emotional! So touching! He is the best!

This is the luckiest music interviewer ever!

The song «Tears In Heaven» by Eric Clapton is still considered one of the most beautiful and most emotional songs. In 1992, he premiered it for the first time in one of the talk shows. And even then, many knew that Clapton had compiled another remarkable song, which would be a great worldwide hit.

Many ask themselves how the leader could keep such a serious face at all, when the song was so moving. But she also said that many people will cry because of this song. And she was right!  Here’s Eric Clapton playing Tears in Heaven for the first time in front of Sue Lawley in a TV interview about the death of his son.

Released in 1992 and written by Clapton and Will Jennings, Tears in Heaven was originally written for the 1991 movie Rush, which, actually the song was already written in the back of Clapton’s mind about the death of his son.

Clapton’s 4 year old son, Conor, died falling from the window of a 53rd floor apartment building in New York City in early 1991. Over the years, Clapton made several public service announcements about child-proofing windows and stair-cases. You can truly see just how emotional the song is for Eric Clapton as he plays it for the first time publicly. How Sue Lawley was able to compose herself throughout the song is beyond me… Check out the official music video for Tears in Heaven below!

«Tears in Heaven» is a song by Eric Clapton and Will Jennings, from the 1991 Rush film soundtrack. In an interview with Sue Lawley in 1992, Clapton said of the song, «There is a song that I’ve written for a movie, but in actual fact it was in the back of my head but it didn’t really have a reason for being until I was scoring this movie which I did a little while ago and then it sort of had a reason to be.

And it is a little ambiguous because it could be taken to be about Conor but it also is meant to be part of the film.» Conor, Clapton’s four-year-old son, fell from a window of a 53rd-floor New York apartment owned by his mother’s friend on March 20, 1991. Clapton arrived at the apartment shortly after the accident.