On March 20, 1991, Eric Clapton's four-year old son Conor fell from a window of a 53rd-floor New York apartment building owned by his mother's friend
The song "Tears in Heaven" was written about the pain and loss Clapton felt following the death of his four-year-old son, Conor.
Tears in Heaven" is one of Clapton's most successful songs, as it reached number two on the BillboardHot 100 singles chart in the U.S. The song also stayed three weeks as #1 on the American adult contemporary chart in 1992.
The song was initially featured on the soundtrack to the film Rush, followed by the album Unplugged, and it won three Grammy Awards—Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 1993 Grammy Awards. It also won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video in 1992.
Artwork by Jim Zanhiser
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