Experienced in the Blues: Eric Clapton Experienced in the Blues: Eric Clapton
ReadOasis Step 2 In June 1999, Eric Clapton sold 100 of his guitars. And his 1956 Fender guitar went for the record price of... Experienced in the Blues: Eric Clapton

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In June 1999, Eric Clapton sold 100 of his guitars. And his 1956 Fender guitar went for the record price of $497,500. In total, the sale brought in $5 million dollars. And Clapton gave the money to a drug and alcohol clinic that he started. After the auction, he released this statement. "Thank you on behalf of all the patients who will get free treatment as a result of this sale."

That was a good day for Eric Clapton. But despite his successes, he has had many troubles. He was...

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