A documentary on Eric Clapton's life has given the guitarist a chance to revisit some unforgettable events — and some painful moments.
Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars, an Eric approved documentary disscusses - but does not show - a now infamous racist rant Clapton unleashed at a 1976 concert in Birmingham, England. Clapton expressed support for a white nationalist politician and warned concert goers that Britain was becoming a "black colony." The Documentary was released in November of 2107.
As a lover of all things Clapton, it is very hard to hear about and read. Eric has expressed deep remorse and embarrassment over the incident.
Eric Clapton explains in his own words: "I sabotaged everything I got involved with," Clapton's quoted as saying. "I was so ashamed of who I was, a kind of semi-racist, which didn’t make sense. Half of my friends were black, I dated a black woman, and I championed black music."
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