Senza mamma (from Suor Angelica)
Soloist: Renata Scotto Orchestra: New Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Presented byKirsty Young
Musician, Rock guitarist, Songwriter
The castaway on this week's Desert Island Discs is one of the legendary figures of the British rock music scene - guitarist Eric Clapton. Once known, blasphemously, as 'God', with prolific graffiti announcing 'Eric Clapton is God', he played with, among others, the Yardbirds, Cream and Blind Faith. Dealing successfully with years of alcohol and drug-related problems, he's still one of rock's superstars, and he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his passion for music and his life of turmoil.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
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