My View: Clem Burke


My View puts you on the road with the world’s hardest working drummer, The Doctor of Rock - Clem Burke. Clem is the beat that drove both Blondie & The Eurythmics and we follow him on an access all areas look back at 40 yrs on the road performing with some of the worlds most iconic bands and artists.

Clem Burke is the drummer and one of the founding members of multi-platinum selling band Blondie. His signature beats have brought millions to the dance floor and his unique approach to playing has seen him accompany an endless list of artists from Bob Dylan to The Eurythmics. We follow Clem on the road, playing as hard as ever in this access all areas documentary.

Feel the energy behind the kit as Clem plays with Blondie at Hyde park to 80,000 people for could be the last ever Blondie tour and witness his tireless work ethic at The Cavern Club for Beatles week, where he plays 5 gigs in 24 hrs. Experience what it’s like to be a rock drummer training for a gruelling world tour as we travel with Clem to Chichester University and explore The Clem Burke Drumming project - a 12 year experiment that has explored the psychology and physicality of drumming. Watch through drum mounted cameras as we will bring you inside the final Blondie gig of their UK tour at Brixton Academy and give you the experience of playing the gig through Clem’s eyes.

Exclusive interviews from Dave Stewart, Chris Stein, Hugh Cornwall, Glen Matlock, Bob Gruen and many more put the spotlight on one of rock ’n’ rolls most enigmatic unsung heroes - Clem Burke the Doctor of Rock.



48 Minutes


Factual, Music


Philip Sansom


CANIS Productions, PHIX

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