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Watch Trailer For Revealing New Eric Clapton Documentary
The remarkable story of the life and music of GRAMMY-winning British guitar god Eric Clapton is the subject of a new Showtime documentary, which premiered this weekend at the Toronto Film Festival.
The first trailer for "Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars" shows glimpses of Clapton's astounding virtuosity on guitar and monumental influence on music against his devastating struggles with drugs, alcohol and tragedy.
Clapton's rich catalog of work with the Yardbirds, The Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek & The Dominoes, and as a solo artist amounts to an undeniably significant contribution to blues-rock's history. Perhaps his greatest commercial success came in 1992 with the release of the GRAMMY-winning Unplugged containing "Tears In Heaven," written about the painful loss of Clapton's 4-year-old son Conor in 1991.
According to Rolling Stone, director Lili Fini Zanuck had access to an "extensive personal archive of classic performance clips, on- and off-stage footage, iconic photos, concert posters, handwritten letters, drawings and personal diary entries," for the this project.
"Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars" will premiere Feb. 10, 2018 on Showtime.