Eric Clapton’s Daughter Says George Harrison Is Her Favorite Beatles Member
Eric Clapton’s musician daughter Ruth Clapton recently joined Jackman Radio for an interview during which she revealed that her favorite Beatle is George Harrison.
Back in his early music career, Eric Clapton had a chance to form a close friendship with the Beatles’ George Harrison. The pair’s friendship began in 1964 when Eric Clapton met the Beatles when the Yardbirds were to support the Beatles for their Christmas Show at London’s Hammersmith Odeon.
On September 3, 1968, Eric Clapton went into the studio with Harrison after he invited him to play guitar on the sessions for ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps.’ During the recordings, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr also accompanied the pair. Following the release, this became Clapton’s most famous guest recording session.
Three months later, on January 10, 1969, Harrison decided to leave the Beatles. Following his departure, John Lennon considered inviting Eric Clapton to fill in for Harrison if he doesn’t return to the band. Although Lennon didn’t approach Clapton to offer this, Clapton later revealed that he wouldn’t think of joining them due to his respect for Harrison.
In an interview with Jackman Radio, Eric Clapton’s daughter Ruth Clapton revealed that she knew a lot about George Harrison due to her father’s close friendship with him. Ruth then said she met George, and they spent some time together in the past. She also added that Harrison is her favorite member of the Beatles.
During the conversation, Ruth Clapton said:
“I’d say that I knew George Harrison the best just because he and my dad — they were really close. So I met him a bunch of times, and we hung out a bunch of times. I was quite tight with his son — I haven’t seen him for so long, but we still kind of keep in contact here and there. But yeah, he was probably the closest, and to be fair, I feel bad [for] saying that, [but] he is my favorite.“
You can watch the full interview below.