Presented by Avoca Beach Theatre in association with Laughing Bird Arts Association
Fri, 31st May in 3 months. Avoca Beach Theatre, Avoca Beach. Tickets $65 to $75
Richard Clapton as one of Australia's foremost singer/songwriters, paved the way for subsequent generations of songwriters to write about the experience of being Australian.
Since his first album in 1973, Richard has shown no signs of slowing down. He has released over 20 albums which have cumulatively sold over one million copies. He is the only rock artist to have received an Australia Council arts grant which enabled him to travel around the world writing new songs based on his experiences.
In 1999 he was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame and in 2014, his first memoir “The Best Years of Our Lives” was published by Allen and Unwin. The book connected with people of all generations because it was not only a story of Clapton's journey, but it also documented the story of the lives of thousands of fans who had travelled the same road. Young people – fascinated by how it was “back in the day” also became a new generation of fans. The book continues to flourish, resonating with so many people in so many ways.
In a career that now spans over 40 years Richard hasn't passed through life in a luxurious rock star bubble. He has battled and succeeded at every step of the way and come through it intact as one of the world's most cherished singer/songwriters with his legions of fans. He is a survivor, with a tale to tell.
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