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  posted on 5/13/2009 at 07:57 AM
I stumbled upon this while looking up some Clapton info.
http://www.ectours.de/

 

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  posted on 5/13/2009 at 08:00 AM
Interesting document! No information given about the July 29, 1974 show in Birmingham. I guess Eric would like to forget that one, too!

 

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  posted on 5/13/2009 at 08:23 AM
I love websites devoted to comprehensive tour histories and sessionographies. I usually zero in on the dates from 1969 to 1971. And Eric is no exception: The most interesting era for shows are Cream gigs, Blind Faith and Derek & The Dominos gigs. After the last show in 1970 he took quite a long hiatus.


By the way if anyone can find a similarly comprehensive website for VAN MORRISON, please let me know!!

 

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  posted on 5/13/2009 at 08:40 AM
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Interesting document! No information given about the July 29, 1974 show in Birmingham. I guess Eric would like to forget that one, too!

What happenend there?

 

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  posted on 5/13/2009 at 09:09 AM
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Interesting document! No information given about the July 29, 1974 show in Birmingham. I guess Eric would like to forget that one, too!

What happenend there?


Basically, Clapton (fresh off Heroin addiction) just showed up drunk as a skunk. Hardly played guitar at all (left that to George Terry), instead he just sort of hung onto the mic stand all night and sang the songs. This is probably my biggest concert rant of all time!

During his next Birmingham show, Clapton blew a gasket at the crowd for talking during, "Tears in Heaven" - walked off and announced that he'd never come to Birmingham again.

Fortunately, all wounds seem to have healed. His most recent Birmingham show (Derek and Doyle II) was just phenomenal! He proved beyond a doubt that he still has those "God" chops!

 

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  posted on 5/13/2009 at 09:16 AM
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Interesting document! No information given about the July 29, 1974 show in Birmingham. I guess Eric would like to forget that one, too!

What happenend there?


Basically, Clapton (fresh off Heroin addiction) just showed up drunk as a skunk. Hardly played guitar at all (left that to George Terry), instead he just sort of hung onto the mic stand all night and sang the songs. This is probably my biggest concert rant of all time!

During his next Birmingham show, Clapton blew a gasket at the crowd for talking during, "Tears in Heaven" - walked off and announced that he'd never come to Birmingham again.

Fortunately, all wounds seem to have healed. His most recent Birmingham show (Derek and Doyle II) was just phenomenal! He proved beyond a doubt that he still has those "God" chops!


Rusty, Sometimes it hard being God. You should know that!

 

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  posted on 5/13/2009 at 11:12 AM
I would agree that about 1968-1971 are really great Clapton years but the 1974 and 1975 tours were also great. Sure he was drunk out of his mind for most of it but his playing was spot on in many of the shows. Not to mention his drunk rants are entertaining. Also, and added bonus is that most of the shows are SBs, unlike the horrible quality of most of the D&D, Cream, and Blind Faith shows. Check out geetarz.org if you have not. It is similar to Tourography but lists all the bootlegs.
 
 


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