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Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars
For more than 50 years, guitarist and singer-songwriter Eric Clapton CBE has been a primal force in the music industry, as part of the bands Yardbirds, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers and Cream, and also as a solo artist. Lili Fini Zanuck's documentary uses archive footage complemented by brutally frank narration from Clapton to explore the artist's rise, his battle with the demons of drink and drugs, and his songwriting influences. The film devotes considerable time to Clapton's romance with Pattie Boyd, which kindled the creative spark of Layla, and the devastation wrought by the death of his four-year-old song Conor, immortalised in the multi-Grammy Award-winning song Tears In Heaven.