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Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars (2017)

Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars (original title)
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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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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars See more »

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$420,008
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Passion Pictures See more »
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Color
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Trivia

Ahmet Ertegun's name on captions is misspelled throughout the film. See more »

Goofs

The copyright at the end of the film is incorrectly given as Bushranch Films instead of Bushbranch Films. See more »

Soundtracks

Watler's Jump
Performed by Little Walter
Written by Sonny Boy Williamson (as John Williamson)
Published by Acorn Publishing
Courtesy of WDR
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Too Long
28 February 2018 | by billcr12See all my reviews

This starts out well, as Zanuck uses childhood footage with concert clips of Clapton. Some of the interviews are good, but I got tired of the endless Patti Boyd material. Clapton pined for George Harrison's wife and wrote "Layla" for her. Years later they hooked up, and it was the classic be careful what you wish for line. He continued to drink and use heroin even after he finally got his girl. I wish more music was included and Boyd should have ended up a footnote in music history. She was nothing but a glorified groupie. Zanuck's editing leaves a lot to be desired. At the end, we get to see Eric, as an older man with his young children. Watch Creams farewell concert instead.


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