Reexamining Eric Clapton’s Work In The 1980s

Eric Clapton 1981 Japan AF

Recently, I went on a trip to Antigua, and within walking distance of our resort was a big house that my brother-in-law claimed belonged to Eric Clapton. I never got confirmation whether that was true (I didn’t hear “Wonderful Tonight” wafting from the windows or anything), although Clapton apparently has an estate (or two) somewhere on the island, as well as a drug rehabilitation center, which he opened in 1998. And the brilliant, works-on-multiple-levels name for this institution? Crossroads Center.

Clapton, incidentally, knows a thing or two about addictions and crossroads.

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Author: Mark Dursin

Mark Dursin is an English teacher at Glastonbury High School in Glastonbury, Connecticut. His writing has appeared in the Hartford Courant and several online publications, including The Faster Times and JMWW. He and his co-conspirator, his wife Sheri, blog at

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