Eric Clapton Plays First 2020 Show w/ 15 Songs, for Ginger Baker!

We lost legendary drummer and Cream co-founder Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker just this past October. Bandmate Eric Clapton proved his spirit is still alive with a very special tribute concert to Ginger Baker at Eventim Apollo in London. The concert carried a 15-song setlist that centered around Cream and Blind Faith songs.
“I called him Peter Edward,” Clapton told the crowd. “I think he’s here somewhere and he’ll be playing music for you tonight and we’re going to help him along. He was a scoundrel, but I loved him and he loved me and that was that. I saw some people get the rough edge of his tongue, but I never did and I feel blessed. That’s why I’m doing this. I miss him.”
The concert was preceded with a special intro video featuring interviews and an epic drum solo by Ginger Baker. Then, Clapton took the stage with a supergroup band that included Paul Carrack, Chris Stainton, Sonny Emory, Steve Gadd, Willie Weeks, Katie Kissoon and Sharon White.
Roger Waters was the first special guest who joined Clapton & Friends for three Cream songs - "Sunshine of Your Love" to open, "Strange Brew" and "White Room."
The rest of the night saw other very special guests join on various Cream numbers like, Nile Rodgers, Ronnie Wood, Kenney Jones, Henry Spinetti, Will Johns, and Ginger's son, Kofi Baker. Kofi sat in for drums on vocals during "Pressed Rat and Wart Hog" then joined in again during the last half of the set where they performed Blind Faith tracks. Kofi played on "Can't Find My Way Home" with Steven Winwood and Nile Rodgers along his side.
Winwood sat in on all four Blind Faith songs included in the set, along with a cover of Buddy Holly's "Well All Right." The unforgettable night ended with an encore of Robert Johnson's "Cross Road Blues," which featured EVERYONE and Roger Waters on cowbell for the last half, and Nile Rodgers doing an instrumental jam outro.
See the epic setlist right here:
Eric Clapton
Clapton is now the only sole surviving member of Cream. Starting March 20th, Clapton will embark on an overseas tour in London that will wrap on March 30th in Moscow. Dates and details can be found over on his website.
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Last updated: 5 Apr 2020, 17:12 Etc/UTC