Here's Eric Clapton Playing 'Tears In Heaven' For The First Time, and It's Amazing!

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.

Eric Clapton Plays Tears In Heaven For The First Time

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.

Eric Clapton Plays Tears In Heaven For The First Time

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.

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