Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by teledude55, Apr 19, 2015.
Hadn't see that one, thanks for posting.
Real damn tough to watch man. Just very sad.
I hadn't seen that yet, either and I agree, tough to watch. Those were some tremendous times for music but there were also too many tragic losses. I can't even begin to imagine what he and the others would have created if they hadn't gone so young.
What year is that from? Early 70's, looks like. Very emotional, but after reading his autobiography, I wonder how loaded he was during the interview.
That was a great clip, thanks for sharing.
You could tell that this affected him greatly.
I, too, have read his book, and he has had a life journey full of ups / downs.
Just glad that he didn't die early like so many of his peers.
DAM DAM DAM, he had a lefty strat for Jimi. Could have been an interesting game changer amongst the endless games he could have changed. That's heartbreaking to hear Eric speak of him.
I think mid to late 70s. And I'd presume he was a bit under the influence during that interview.
Under the influence or not, that was heartfelt and honest. You could hear his voice crack at the end.
This clip got me to wondering if maybe Jimi's fate might have been altered if Clapton managed to get him that guitar...I think Jimi would have really dug it and played it all night, and maybe he'd still be with us.
It's from the 1973 film about Hendrix. Not sure if that whole clip is in the movie but the bit about the left handed strat definitely is.
That's not in the feature-length documentary A Film About Jimi Hendrix. All of the footage of Clapton in that film is shot outside, in a garden, and Clapton is clean shaven. And younger.
You may be right its a long time since I have seen that film. But I have definitely seen that Clapton interview before. Possibly it was in a BBC doco on Clapton.
It looks like August - Journeyman era Clapton to me. If it is that would put it around '86 - '89. But I may be way off.
Its a 1979 interview as it turns out. See at 24.35 in this:
This is from the rarely seen 1978 Clapton documentary "Rolling Hotel" that was shelved. This was at the height of his drunken days, it's not pretty.... Lots of footage of Patty in this one. It was shot on a train as they were on tour.
Is it available anywhere?
Damn that really hit home. When you lose a dear friend it's bad enough, but when that friend is an irreplaceable artistic genius, the pain is something you'll never get over.
I don't believe so, but it is on youtube. I've never watched it, but apparently Clapton is embarrassed by it because he's hammered throughout the entire thing.