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Subject: ARCHIVE: March 20, 1991 -It's nearly 30 years now since the tragic death of Conor Loren Clapton, the toddler son of famed musician Eric Clapton, who fell to his death out of a family friend's NYC high-rise loft. He was only 4. ...
Conor Loren Clapton
(August 21, 1986 - March 20, 1991)
For Eric Clapton, the 1990s brought a series of 32 concerts to the Royal Albert Hall, such as the 24 Nights series of concerts that took place around January through February 1990, and February to March 1991. But, on March 20, 1991, Clapton's four-year-old son, Conor, died after falling from the 53rd-floor window of his mother's friend's New York City apartment at 117 East 57th Street. Conor's funeral took place on March 28, at St Mary Magdalene's Church in Clapton's home village in Ripley, Surrey, with burial there that followed. ...
Clapton's grief was expressed in the song "Tears in Heaven", which was co-written by Will Jennings. At the 35th Annual Grammy Awards, Clapton received six Grammys for the single "Tears in Heaven" and his Unplugged album, for which Clapton performed live in front of a small audience on 16 January 1992 at Bray Film Studios in Windsor, Berkshire, England. The album reached number one on the Billboard 200, and is certified Diamond by the RIAA for selling over 10 million copies in the US. It reached number two in the UK Albums Chart and is certified four times platinum in the UK. On 9 September 1992, Clapton performed "Tears in Heaven" at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards, and won the award for Best Male Video. Ö https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxPj3GAYYZ0