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Eric And Stevie

Reunion concert by Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood at New York's Madison Square Garden in 2008. The rock legends took to the stage together for just three concerts in a highly anticipated collaboration, performing a string of hits that included Blind Faith's Presence of the Lord and Can't Find My Way Home, in addition to Clapton's classic After Midnight and Winwood's Dear Mr Fantasy.

Both Winwood and Clapton have long and prestigious musical careers, with countless honours and awards to their names. Their musical paths connected in 1969 with the formation of Blind Faith, a supergroup that pioneered the fusion of rock and blues to tremendous studio and stage success

Despite critical and popular acclaim the band was short-lived, releasing only one album and embarking on a brief 1969 tour that debuted on July 12 at Madison Square Garden and ended on August 24 in Hawaii. Since that final show, Winwood and Clapton have remained friends but had only performed an occasional song together at charity events.

Coming today (Fri)

BBC Four at 10:00 pm

BBC iPlayer soon after

Steve Winwood: English Soul

Profile of Steve Winwood, of the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and Blind Faith.

Stevie Winwood

and this one at 9.00pm today (Fri)

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BBC, sorry USA

Eric And Stevie

Reunion concert by Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood at New York's Madison Square Garden in 2008. The rock legends took to the stage together for just three concerts in a highly anticipated collaboration, performing a string of hits that included Blind Faith's Presence of the Lord and Can't Find My Way Home, in addition to Clapton's classic After Midnight and Winwood's Dear Mr Fantasy.

Both Winwood and Clapton have long and prestigious musical careers, with countless honours and awards to their names. Their musical paths connected in 1969 with the formation of Blind Faith, a supergroup that pioneered the fusion of rock and blues to tremendous studio and stage success

Despite critical and popular acclaim the band was short-lived, releasing only one album and embarking on a brief 1969 tour that debuted on July 12 at Madison Square Garden and ended on August 24 in Hawaii. Since that final show, Winwood and Clapton have remained friends but had only performed an occasional song together at charity events.

Coming today (Fri)

BBC Four at 10:00 pm

BBC iPlayer soon after

Steve Winwood: English Soul

Profile of Steve Winwood, of the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and Blind Faith.

Stevie Winwood

and this one at 9.00pm today (Fri)

This is a great show circulating as a DVD awesome performance: Clapton (usaully)alone on guitar, he really shines. Intresting Clapton (MSG), Beck(Ronnie Lane's) and Page (O2) all made "Come back" shows around the same time

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This is a great show circulating as a DVD awesome performance: Clapton (usaully)alone on guitar, he really shines. Intresting Clapton (MSG), Beck(Ronnie Lane's) and Page (O2) all made "Come back" shows around the same time

Hi 'chef free'

Same old, same old, as far as I'm concerned, I've seen porn stars give better wrist work than these lame bastards, a real yawn for me, i wish i had missed it. Eric has been going down hill since he left Cream, and Steve can do a whole lot better, i just hope Jimmy doesn't disappoint as these two have done.

The whole Rock World is about as flat as a pancake at the moment, has been for a few decades really, wheres the New Kids on the Block? wheres the Magic? wheres the cosmic energy that Robert was talking about, nobody's even going "Yeah Bash" WTF am i talking about? If you dont know, thats my point.;)

Regards, Danny

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You're high Danny. I saw those two twice last year (NYC/Philly) and they were freaking awesome live. Lots of energy and to say EC has sucked since he left Cream is a joke . I've seen him 13 times in various forms (solo, Cream reunion, EC/SW, and EC/Beck) and other than one show in 2000, he's been on fire everytime. I respect if you don't like him, but to say Eric sucks is completely lame.

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Eric has kinda sucked since about 1975 that's why I was so thrilled to see him rock it at the MSG shows.

As for new stuff Warren Haynes has been rocking it old school style for 20 years! Check out Gov't Mule or current Allman Brothers, Hot Stuff!

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Eric Clapton at the BBC: The Rock 'n' Roll Years

A journey through Eric Clapton's performing life at the BBC and elsewhere, from his 60s blues days to his noughties blues days. Clapton has been described as the best guitarist in the world and has a life story and career that would make anyone's hair curl.

By way of extensive BBC archive footage the programme charts his varied and ever-changing career - from the beginnings with the Yardbirds until he left to join the purist blues of John Mayall Bluesbreakers, to the dynamism and musical synchronisation with Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce which produced the turbulent Cream, to Clapton's collaboration with Stevie Winwood that would spawn Blind Faith, to his brief sojourn in the Plastic Ono band and his unforgettable contribution to Lennon's heroin hell tribute Cold Turkey, to his low-profile spell with rootsy US act Delaney and Bonnie, to the band he formed with Bobby Whitlock, Derek and the Dominoes, that produced one of the most famous unrequited love songs in Layla, and on to his successful solo career since then.

Along the way Clapton has successfully survived heroin and alcohol abuse, been accused of being a racist, stolen his best friend's wife, changed bands as often as his shirt, and lost a son in the most tragic of accidents. Through it all he has produced some of the best music of the 20th century. ® Broadcast on:BBC Four, 8:30pm Sunday 20th June 2010First broadcast:Monday 4th May 2009Duration:30 minutesAvailable until: 8:59pm Sunday 27th June 2010

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You're high Danny. I saw those two twice last year (NYC/Philly) and they were freaking awesome live. Lots of energy and to say EC has sucked since he left Cream is a joke . I've seen him 13 times in various forms (solo, Cream reunion, EC/SW, and EC/Beck) and other than one show in 2000, he's been on fire everytime. I respect if you don't like him, but to say Eric sucks is completely lame.

Hi Wolfman,

Please dont put words in my mouth, i have that ability down to a fine art, and i mostly get it wrong. :lol:

I never said Eric sucked, i said he was "Lame" "A Yawn" and "Going down hill" and i stick by that, he has never, in my eyes anyway, created and played "ROCK MUSIC" in the same vein as he did when he was with Cream, the "PURE BLUES" line he says when he slated Jimmy Page and others for not taking, is also bullshit in my eyes as EC is also "Lame" and "A Yawn" when he attempts playing them when you compare his contributions to someone like Rory Gallagher, a Virtuiso Guitarist that Eric Clapton never was. :elvis2:

I did like him very much when he had something to say, but since he left Cream as far as i'm concerned he has said very little and what he does say is far to comercial for my Rock Taste. :run:

Regards, Danny

PS, As always BIGDAN says it as HE see's it, HE might be wrong, but at least HE is honest. :yesnod:

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Hi Wolfman,

Please dont put words in my mouth, i have that ability down to a fine art, and i mostly get it wrong. laugh.gif

I never said Eric sucked, i said he was "Lame" "A Yawn" and "Going down hill" and i stick by that, he has never, in my eyes anyway, created and played "ROCK MUSIC" in the same vein as he did when he was with Cream, the "PURE BLUES" line he says when he slated Jimmy Page and others for not taking, is also bullshit in my eyes as EC is also "Lame" and "A Yawn" when he attempts playing them when you compare his contributions to someone like Rory Gallagher, a Virtuiso Guitarist that Eric Clapton never was. elvis2.gif

I did like him very much when he had something to say, but since he left Cream as far as i'm concerned he has said very little and what he does say is far to comercial for my Rock Taste. run.gif

Regards, Danny

PS, As always BIGDAN says it as HE see's it, HE might be wrong, but at least HE is honest. yesnod.gif

Hi BIGDAN!

I understand where you are coming from. Eric gives one the impression that he thinks that he is a better guitarist than most because he is a "pure" blues player and anyone who is not, he discounts (this info is in his autobiography, comes from the man himself). He is a bit arrogant in this respect, kind of a snob about it.

That being said, I love the guy and think that he is a fantastic guitarist, one of my favorite. The concert that I saw with Eric and Steve Winwood at Columbus' Shottenstein arena in June 2009 was without a doubt the best concert that I have ever been to. The playing, singing, music was perfection. Steve had a lot to do with it, but all of the musicians on stage with Eric were superb, including Eric.

I was disappointed a bit at the MSG Clapton/Beck concert that I attended in February when Eric played "Rock and Roll Heart", as this is the song that he uses in his cell phone commercials on tv. The song was great, I really liked it, the crowd loved it and sang along to it, but I was disappointed that he was "selling out" by including it in his set. He seems to be focused on making alot of money these days, thus his almost non-stop touring in the past year or so, which is not typical of him. He said in his book that he felt that he was getting too old for touring and that it was taking a physical toll on him, that the last tour before he wrote his book was physically difficult for him. The book stated that he had recently bought a yacht. That's probably what he needs the money for, lol. The operation, maintenance and up-keep of a yacht costs millions. I am glad that he is out there on tour and we have the opportunity to see him in concert. So my thanks to the yacht, if that's what it takes to keep him out there on the road.

The commercialism does not make his music any less great, in my opinion. If you have ever seen him play in person, you would know what I mean. He is a wonderful guitar player. One of the best, in my opinion.

Edited to say: That MSG Clapton/Winwood concert is available on DVD as well as on CD. I got mine during a pledge drive for PBS about a year ago. They aired it on tv and then sent the DVD and CD as a thank you gift for a donation. The CD was nominated for a Grammy Award, I don't remember if they won or not. I do believe that you can buy both, probably on Amazon, and I know that at least the CD is available in stores.

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EC Is Still God In My Book

Hi Wolfma, Buck,

"Good" yes, "God" never, that was a dyslexic fans mistake. The trouble with Guitarists that play outside of a proper band is that they become much more egocentric, Beck is another one, so was Hendrix, Rory Gallagher is an exception but they are all about their own music without letting other musicians have their own creativity, Blackmore is also another great guitarist who behaves in the same way. My thoughts only. Page at least gave everybody in Led Zeppelin a chance to shine and express themselves, and that maybe why Led Zeppelin are so much more that those others that i have mentioned.

As you know Buck i am a purest, and none come purer than Led Zeppelin, that is my strength and weakness, EC does not even come close, i would rather stay at home and watch TSRTS over and over again than spend an evening with EC, sorry folks if you expected something else from me but i am a FANATIC not just a small time FAN. :o

Kind Regards, Danny

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