Eric Clapton - Standing at the Crossroads: Monday 29 October

Eric Clapton – Standing at the Crossroads Monday 29 October, 8.30pm

Hailed as one of the greatest guitarists of our time, called “God” by raving fans, rock legend Eric Clapton has had a life touched with greatness and tragedy. Standing at the Crossroads follows Clapton’s journey to the heights and depths of human experience, on TVNZ Showcase on TVNZ 6 at 8:30pm on Monday 29 October.

In an exclusive interview, and supported by unrivalled access to the Clapton archives, Standing at the Crossroads tells the story of this remarkable man, in his own words.
This documentary traces the music that helped shape a generation, as well as Clapton’s life-long battle with drug and alcohol addiction. His music is represented with performances of classic songs spanning his career, including Layla, White Room, Tears in Heaven, Change the World, and Badge.

There are also contributions from music legends who have shared the stage with Clapton, including Keith Richards, Robert Cray, John Lee Hooker, Mark Knopfler and Sting.

Standing at the Crossroads forms part of TVNZ Showcase’s music series at 8:30pm on Mondays.

Other titles to watch out for in coming weeks include Rediscovering Dave Brubeck, which traces the life of the jazz legend; and Joni Mitchell – Painting With Words and Pictures, which examines Mitchell’s artwork and songs.

Music lovers should watch out for TVNZ 6’s music specials during the week commencing Saturday 17 November, including programmes such as Johnny Cash – A Concert Behind Prison Walls, Ray Charles – Live in Edmonton, and What’s Going On? The Life and Death of Marvin Gaye.

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