Publishers Lunch reported that Slowhand himself, Eric Clapton, is watching the time click down on the auction for his memoir. The auction is set to end on Wednesday and Clapton has reportedly already turned down an offer of 2.5 million pounds. Agent Ed Victor, who is representing rights for the sale, says, “Eric has known everybody and played with everybody. He has terrific recall and a very dry wit. He will be very frank about his life.”
Meanwhile, in other guitarist writing news, Andy Summers of The Police and solo fame sold One Train Later, a memoir about his life in music and his encounters with Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Burden, John Belushi, and obviously, The Police. The deal was with Thomas Dunne Books and was represented by Susan Schulman at Susan Schulman Literary Agency.