Special guests and a surprising set list had the crowd on its feet at the first of two shows celebrating Eric Clapton's 70th Birthday at Madison Square Garden on Friday, 1 May. He and his band then delivered a show just shy of two hours touching on all aspects of the guitar maestro's incredible history from his days in Cream to the present day.
Due to the New York Rangers playoffs at Madison Square Garden, Eric Clapton’s 70th birthday concert celebration scheduled for Saturday, May 2 will move to Sunday, May 3 at The World’s Most Famous Arena. All tickets purchased for the Saturday, May 2 performance will be honored on Sunday, May 3. The Friday, May 1 show will take place as scheduled.
Press release from Madison Square Garden. Issued April 28 at 12 Noon ET.
Eric Clapton and His Band are getting ready to celebrate the guitar maestro's 70th Birthday in a big way with two shows in New York City on 1 and 2* May and seven shows in London from 14 May. As always, Where's Eric! will publish set lists and reviews in the Eric Clapton Tour Archive and the best pictures in the photo gallery. But, WE! can't do it without YOU!
On 25/26 May, the Rolling Stones will rerelease their classic 1971 album Sticky Fingers along with previously unreleased material and alternative takes of album tracks in a variety of formats. All of the deluxe editions will include the alternative version of "Brown Sugar" featuring Eric Clapton on slide guitar. The track was recorded at Olympic Studios, London on 18 December 1970 after Keith Richards' birthday party.
Personnel on the alternate take are Mick Jagger (vocals), Keith Richards (guitar), Mick Taylor (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass), Charlie Watts (drums), Al Kooper (keyboards),