Quick! What do you call a band with a Beatle, Clapton, a member of Traffic, the rhythm section of Derek & The Dominoes, Stax horns with Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett? Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, of course. Taken from 12/1/69.
The kid from Queens turns 68 today. The accolades are many, as is my respect for the guy, truly a living legend. I did find the interview that Steve Berlin of Los Lobos gave awhile back kind of interesting. He totally throws Mr. Brickell under the bus. Click here to check it out. It’s worth a read. Here are a couple of Paul vids to entertain you. “Late In The Evening” from 1980:
“Here Comes The Sun” with George Harrison from SNL ’76.
“Homeward Bound” from Monterey ’67:
And what talented friends they are! Featured here are Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Steve Cropper, Dave Mason, Rita Coolidge, etc., etc. Do they look like they’re having fun or what?
run of the mill
art of dying
beware of darkness
let it down
tell me what happened to you
hear me lord
nowhere to go
i don’t want to do it
if not for you
while my guitar gently weeps
all things must pass
old brown shoe
i me mine
Eric Clapton and Patti Boyd threw a party at their home in Surrey to celebrate their recent nuptials. An impromptu jam session broke out with their guests: Mick Jagger, Clapton, Paul McCartney, Ron Wood, Ringo Starr, Jack Bruce, Bill Wyman, George Harrison and Ginger Baker. The hastily assembled supergroup ran through several Eddie Cochran and Little Richard songs. In Clapton’s autobiography he recalls that when the party was over, he and Patti went to retire, only to find Mick and Jerry Hall were already in their bed.
The invitations read:
Me and the Mrs. got married the other day, but that was in America, so we’ve decided to have a bash in my garden on Saturday May 19th about 3.00 p.m. for all out mates here at home, if you are free, try and and make it, it’s bound to be a laugh …..see you then…..
Eric and Pattie Clapton
Question: What groupie of the 1970′s lost her virginity to Eric Clapton, had affairs with John Lennon, George Harrison, Jimmy Page and married a Rolling Stone? 5….4….3….2….1….. Give up?
Answer: Krissy Wood. Apparently she met Ron Wood when he was still a member of the Small Faces and married him in 1971. Wood soon became a member of the Stones and wrote the songs (with Keith Richards) “Breathe On Me” and “Mystifies Me” in her honor. She had an affair with Lennon while he was married to Yoko (mid-’73), an affair with Harrison after travelling with him to visit Salvador Dali (early ’73) while he was still married to Patti and an affair with Jimmy Page in the summer of ’74. All occured while she was still married to Ron Wood.
LOS ANGELES – Hundreds of fans and friends including Paul McCartney have turned out to see a posthumous star for George Harrison unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The late Beatle’s star was unveiled Tuesday in front of the Capitol Records building as McCartney, one of only two surviving members of the band, looked on. McCartney also offered a shout-out to hundreds of raucous fans, thanking them for showing up.
Also present were Harrison’s widow Olivia, his son Dhani, musicians Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne and actor Tom Hanks.
Harrison died of lung cancer in 2001 at age 58.
In the movie Festival Express, we see Jerry playing George Harrison’s rosewood Fender Telecaster. This is the same axe used in the last public performance of The Beatles, on the roof of Apple Headquarters. It was loaned to Garcia by Delaney Bramlett; the two can be seen on-stage together during the jam on C.C. Rider. Harrison had given it to Bramlett after they toured together briefly. Delaney Bramlett was also very close to Eric Clapton, as they recorded and toured together while Eric was in Blind Faith in 1969. Clapton went on to join Delaney and Bonnie for a brief period and recorded the amazing album, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends on tour with Eric Clapton, which also features George Harrison. The band would break up a year later and splinter into Derek & The Dominoes. Delaney’s ex-wife, Bonnie toured in the late ’70′s with the Allman Brothers and performed with them last night at The Beacon. Allman Brothers/Clapton sometime guitarist, Derek Trucks, nephew of Allman Brother, Butch Trucks was named after the band name, Derek & The Dominoes. Eric Clapton wrote “Layla”, which was featured on the Derek & The Dominoes album, about George Harrison’s wife Patti Boyd, with whom he would later marry. (I better stop or we’ll be here all day…)
“The Quiet One” was born on this date in 1943 in Liverpool. The youngest Beatle would’ve been 66 today, but sadly passed from lung cancer in Nov. of ’01. Here are a couple of clips that celebrate his genius.
“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” at The Concert For Bangladesh:
A clip demonstrating the professor-student relationship with Ravi Shankar and George:
Another Concert For Bangladesh clip with Dylan.
With Patti Boyd and the other Beatles and their mates.
Here’s a surprise appearance by George on The Smothers Brothers in 1968:
With Ravi Shankar:
Dylan/Harrison “If Not For You”:
How about a double dose of Dylan today? I didn’t think there would be any protests. Here we have an outtake from George Harrison’s Concert For Bangladesh (1971). Here the two duet on Dylan’s classic “If Not For You”. The song was originally on Dylan’s 1970 album New Morning. It seems George Harrison was quite fond of the song and he recorded it for his excellent first post-Beatles album All Things Must Pass.
Here’s a clip of the rehearsals for Dylan’s 30th anniversary in 1992, “My Back Pages”. Check out the amazing collection of living legends: Dylan, Clapton, Harrison, Petty, Young, Roger McGuinn along with Eddie Vedder, GE Smith, Steve Cropper all assembled on stage.
“A self-ordained professor’s tongue
Too serious to fool
Spouted out that liberty
Is just equality in school
“Equality,” I spoke the word
As if a wedding vow.
Ah, but I was so much older then,
I’m younger than that now.”
Performed live on Saturday Night Live, 1976.
From The Concert For Bangladesh
Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Leon Russell, Klaus Voorman, Badfinger, etc., etc…
Imagine coming out of your office in the middle of the workday and lo and behold, The Beatles are playing on the roof. Ho hum. It’s just The Beatles.