Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars
“CLAPTON IS GOD”. With these words graffitied across London, Eric
Clapton became the ultimate guitar hero. He is the only ever
three-time-inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an 18-time Grammy Award-winner, and widely renowned as one of the greatest performers of all time.
But behind the scenes lay restlessness and tragedy. The insatiable search to grow his artistic voice left fans surprised as he constantly quit successful bands, from the groundbreaking Yardbirds to 1960s super-group Cream. His isolated pursuit of his craft, and fear of selling out, served as a catalyst for his evolution as an artist.
Stretching from his traumatic childhood living in a “house of secrets”, to his long and difficult struggle with drugs and alcohol, and the tragic loss of his son in a heart-breaking accident, Eric Clapton always found an inner strength and healing in music.
Told through his own words and songs, as well as those of his family, friends, musical collaborators, contemporaries and many heroes –including BB King, Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison, a moving, revealing and surprising film about one of the great artists of the modern era.
- Type of film
- Lili Fini Zanuck
- John Battsek
- Chris King
- Sound Recordist: Russell Edwards, Stevie Haywood
- Music Supervisor
- Gary Welch
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Last updated 10th July 2017