Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars is a Documentary programme.

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Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars

Documentary profiling the blues guitarist, narrated by the man himself, as he charts his six decades in the music business, and why his insatiable desire to grow his artistic voice led him to quit a stream of successful bands, from the Yardbirds and John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers to short-lived supergroups Cream and Blind Faith. Clapton also talks about his battles with drugs and alcohol, his love for George Harrison's wife Pattie Boyd and the tragic loss of his son in an accident. Including archive interviews with BB King, George Harrison and Jimi Hendrix.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 125 minutes (approx)

When is Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Two June 6th, 9:15pm and on BBC Two Northern Ireland June 6th, 9:15pm. See more...

Main Cast

Eric Clapton
Lili Fini Zanuck
Christopher King
John Battsek