TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Join legendary cricketer and tireless philanthropist Sir Ian "Beefy" Botham and special guests for his big birthday fundraiser at the Wormsley Estate, where cricket, fine food and incredible live music from Strapped For Cash and Eric Clapton & His Band combine for the perfect family day out! The event on Saturday, 25 July benefits Beefy's Charity Foundation.
On 14 May 2015, Eric Clapton kicked off his 17th residency at London's famed Royal Albert Hall. Speaking to the 5,000-strong audience at the start of his second concert on 15 May, EC dedicated the performance to B.B. King, who passed away the evening before at age 89.
The second concert of the run also marked the British Blues Legend's 200th appearance at the venue since 1964 and made EC the first guitarist to achieve that number of performances at the venue.
On both evenings, the crowd gave EC a standing ovation and serenaded him with a chorus of "Happy Birthday" prior to the start of the
One of the greatest American musicians of all time, B.B. King, passed away in his sleep on Thursday 14 May 2015 in Las Vegas. He was 89. The "King of the Blues" mentored scores of guitarists, including Eric Clapton. EC posted a video tribute to B.B. on Facebook, which can be viewed here (or watch it below).
Riley B. King was born on a cotton plantation near Itta Bena, Mississippi on 16 September 1925. Known worldwide as the “King of the Blues”, his trademark is his instantly recognizable vibrato. He wouldn’t become “B.B.” until 1948.