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News |  15 Jan 2018 11:43 |  By RnMTeam

Eric Clapton's alternate career was bricklaying

MUMBAI: Guitarist Eric Clapton says he would have been a bricklayer if he didn't become a rock legend.

The Tears In Heaven hitmaker got a chance to try his hand at the labouring job when he worked briefly with his grandfather as a youngster, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

At the UK premiere of his new movie Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bar Blues, Clapton said: "I would have been a bricklayer or a plasterer. For a little while, I worked for my grandfather. And he was very strict and very noble.

"He never took a raise. He worked for the same amount of money all his life. And he was a master craftsman. And that was very important for me to observe. That I could take that ethic anywhere. He worked me very hard. So, I always thought, Well, if music doesn't work ... 'Cause I had the time of my life on that building site'."

The 72-year-old music legend teamed up with filmmaker and friend Lili Fini Zanuck for Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bar Blues. It documents the Clapton's addiction to drugs and alcohol, finding out the woman he believed was his mother was actually his sister, being rejected by his real parent, and the tragic loss of his four-year-old son Connor, who fell to his death after falling out of a window in a New York City apartment.

(Source: IANS)