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Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars (2017)

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A look at the life and work of guitarist Eric Clapton, told by those who have known him best, including BB King, Jimi Hendrix, and George Harrison.

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Lili Fini Zanuck
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eric Clapton ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Duane Allman ... Himself (archive footage)
Ginger Baker ... Himself (archive footage)
Chuck Berry ... Himself (archive footage)
Pattie Boyd ... Herself (archive footage)
Jack Bruce ... Himself (archive footage)
Tom Dowd Tom Dowd ... Himself (archive footage)
Chris Dreja ... Himself
Bob Dylan ... Himself (archive footage)
Ahmet Ertegun ... Himself (archive footage)
Hughie Flint Hughie Flint ... Himself
Aretha Franklin ... Herself (archive footage)
Richard Goldstein Richard Goldstein ... Himself
Jim Gordon ... Himself (archive footage)
Bill Graham ... Himself (archive footage)
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A look at the life and work of guitarist Eric Clapton, told by those who have known him best, including BB King, Jimi Hendrix, and George Harrison.

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Genius Amplified See more »


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eric Clapton See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$420,008
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Passion Pictures See more »
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Color
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Ahmet Ertegun's name on captions is misspelled throughout the film. See more »

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Roger Waters is incorrectly described as Pink Floyd's guitarist - he was their bassist. See more »

Soundtracks

Strange Brew
Performed by Cream
Written by Eric Clapton (as Eric Patrick Clapton), Felix Pappalardi and Gail Collins
Published by Universal Music Publishing MGB Ltd. and E C Music Ltd (PRS)
All rights on behalf of E C Music Ltd Administered by Warner / Chappell Music International Ltd.
Courtesy of Polydor UK Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Brutally honest.
13 February 2018 | by jayford-11205See all my reviews

A look at his early life, the sins of his Mother, and the pain it caused leading to his obsession with the blues and subsequent drug and alcohol addictions.

Very beautifully and interestingly done.

The filmmakers were obviously granted access to so much of his life in his effort to provide a testimony to his substance abuse and recovery in an effort to help others suffering the same problems.


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