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Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars

For many the ultimate guitar hero, Eric Clapton is one of the most iconic figures in music and one of the greatest performers of all time—the only three-time-inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and an 18-time Grammy Award winner. Tracing a virtuoso career through the Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, and Derek & the Dominos to solo stardom, Zanuck weaves a painful and deeply personal story encompassing the dizzying highs and extreme lows of his private and public life. Drawing on Clapton’s extensive personal archive, including his most famous performances, backstage footage, home movie footage, and private photos, letters, and diary, a portrait emerges of raw talent and ambition blighted by personal tragedy, sacrifice, and addiction.

Appears in: Reel Music 35

Genres: Documentary