Eric Clapton has appeared in a new clip from upcoming documentary Bee Gees documentary titled, How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, discussing how the group’s blend of falsetto vocals and funk grooves in the 70s was “profound” pop genius.
The exclusive clip shared by NME, also features brothers Maurice and Barry Gibb reflecting on how their 1975 hit, “Fanny (Be Tender With My Love)” and its album, Main Course, was a real “turning point" in their career.
Considering his own influence on their sound at this time, Clapton says: “If that was something that was initiated by me, [it’s] one of the great things I’ve done in my life!”
The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart | Exclusive clip
Director, Frank Marshall said in a previous statement: “Like so many people around the world, I’ve loved the Bee Gees’ music all my life.”
“But it wasn’t until I did my first interview with Barry, almost 3 years ago, that I began to discover their uncanny creative instincts, their musical gifts, their humour, and the brotherhood and family that made them so unique. It’s been such an honour to be involved in this movie and celebrate the massive impact The Bee Gees have had on popular music.”
Producer Nigel Sinclair added: “Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb’s talent made an extraordinary impact across five continents over five decades and their legacy will be felt for generations to come.”
“It is an incredible privilege to be able to bring the Bee-Gees’ story to cinemas where audiences can experience the world these superstars created on the big screen, hopefully providing a welcome escape from the difficult times we are all currently living.”
The feature-length film, How Can You Mend A Broken Heart arrives on US streaming platforms December 12th, with a DVD and digital release to follow.
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