Sue Lawley's castaway is rock guitarist Eric Clapton.
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]
Favourite track: Purple Rain by Prince
Book: Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens
Senza mamma (from Suor Angelica)
Soloist: Renata Scotto Orchestra: New Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Lorin Maazel
- Puccini Heroines: Soprano Arias.
Au fond du temple saint (from The Pearl Fishers)
Soloist: Ernest Blanc and Nicolai Gedda Orchestra: Orchestra & Chorus of Theatre National de l'Opera-Comique of Paris
- Bizet: The Pearl Fishers.
- King of the Delta Blues Singers Vol. 1.
- Blue Diamond.
Feel Like Going Home
- Rare and Unissued.
I Was Made To Love Her
- Down to Earth & I Was Made to Love Her.
- Tamla Motown.
- Genius Sings The Blues.
I Love The Woman
- Takin' Care of Business.
Prince & The Revolution
- Music from Purple Rain.
Barnaby Rudge - Charles Dickens
|Interviewed Guest||Eric Clapton|
- Sun 10 Sep 1989 12:15
- Fri 15 Sep 1989 09:05
- Sun 29 Jul 1990 12:15