Watch Eric Clapton Play Tears In Heaven For The First Time

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This Will Always Be The Saddest Song We’ve Ever Heard

Even without hearing the back story, it’s one of those tunes that tug on your heartstrings. It’s as if out of nowhere, you suddenly feel inexplicably sad. But of course, everyone knows the tragedy behind this classic song. Eric Clapton lost his four-year old son Conor after the little boy fell from the 53th floor of a building in 1991.

The legendary rocker had to isolate himself but one thing that helped him with his grief was by co-writing this song which would eventually go down in history as a timeless track.

“I almost subconsciously used music for myself as a healing agent, and lo and behold, it worked… I have got a great deal of happiness and a great deal of healing from music.” – Eric Clapton

And when he performed it for the first time, we can’t help but wonder how he managed to keep himself together. Watching him alone is heartbreaking and moves us to tears. This song clearly is a masterpiece.