Thursday, April 30, 2009

Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood on BBC4

From the BBC website:

Reunion concert by Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood at New York's Madison Square Garden in 2008. The rock legends took 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 into tremendous studio and stage success.

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

The programme is being shown at 21:00 on 4 May - that's Bank Holiday Monday - and lasts an hour.

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