Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door – Clapton, Eric


Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door is a song by Bob Dylan that was released in 1973 as part of the soundtrack for the film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, directed by Sam Peckinpah. In the film, Bob Dylan plays a mysterious character named Alias. The song is played during a scene where a sheriff dies, hence the lyrics that refer to his badge and his feeling of knocking on heaven’s door.

The song has been covered by many artists, such as Guns N’Roses, Avril Lavigne, Eric Clapton and Lana Del Rey. One of the most famous versions is by Eric Clapton, who recorded it for his 2000 album Riding with the King, a collaboration with B.B. King. Clapton’s version is more upbeat and bluesy than Dylan’s original, and features guitar solos by both Clapton and King. The song was also performed live by Clapton at various concerts, including The Concert for New York City in 2001 and Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2010.

The different versions published for this album :