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On Tour: Ginger Baker's Jazz Confusion

on June 14, 2015 - 12:00am

Legendary drummer Ginger Baker is out on the road with his newest outfit, Ginger Baker's Jazz Confusion. The tour kicked off in Austin, Texas on 11 June and wraps 30 August at Stables in Milton Keynes.

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Eric Clapton Anthology Needs Your Photos, Film And More

on May 27, 2015 - 12:00am

FULL PRODUCTION BEGINS THIS FALL! The Eric Clapton Anthology is moving into high gear and the producers are still casting a wide net in hopes of finding additional photos, film, videotape, audiotape, posters and related ephemera. The producers emphasize that material need not be "professional level" quality.
The advert for the documentary in EC's 70th Birthday Concert Programme reads:

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Eric Clapton Wraps 70th Birthday Concerts At Royal Albert Hall

on May 24, 2015 - 12:00am

WIth the words "see you down the road somewhere," Eric Clapton wrapped his run of seven shows celebrating his 70th Birthday in London on Saturday 23 May. He also thanked the audience for their support over the years and that it had been a "fantastic but tough" week. The guitarist's Royal Albert Hall residency came on the heels of two birthday concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City on 1 and 3 May.
The only change to the set list on the final night was the substitution of B.B. King's Rock Me Baby in place of Dritin', which usually kicks off the mid-show acoustic set.

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Clapton Rocks The Hall: Night 6

on May 22, 2015 - 12:00am

Thursday 21 May - the sixth show of the run - was no exception to the previous evenings at the Royal Albert Hall. Eric Clapton rocked the room with another strong showing. One fan who travelled from France for the concert, told Where's Eric! that "Eric plays as if was mid-twenties and not seventy."
Eric dedicated Tears In Heaven to his Auntie Sylvia. Stand out numbers were Pretending, I Shot The Sheriff, Let It Rain, Crossroads and Little Queen of Spades. Full length fan reviews are still pending and will be published in the 2015 Eric Clapton Tour Archive as they arrive.

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Royal Albert Hall Roundup: Nights 3, 4 & 5

on May 21, 2015 - 12:00am

Eric Clapton has been playing a blinder this season at the Royal Albert Hall during his seven-show 70th Birthday Concert Celebration at the London venue. He's been chatting and cracking jokes to the audience even keeping them up-to-date with scores from the Hawthorns during the West Bromwich Albion match against Chelsea on Monday evening (Baggies won 3-0, much to Eric's delight). That same evening, he shouted out "B.B. King, B.B. King, B.B. King" during an emotional version of Little Queen of Spades.

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