Hello Old Friend, Sign Language, Badge, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Keys To The Highway, Can’t Find My Way Home, Tell The Truth, All Our Past Times, Blues Power, One Night, Layla, Further On Up The Road (with Freddie King)
Taking on the Dylan-penned song. From ’76.
Bonnie Bramlett wrote the song, “Groupie (Superstar)” about a brief dalliance she had with Eric Clapton in ’67-’68. Several performers have recorded the song through the years, the most popular version being The Carpenter’s take on the song. They released it in ’71 and it became a big hit, peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here’s the Carpenter’s version:
And for good measure, here’s the Farley/Spade version from Tommy Boy, one of my wife and father’s favorite movies.
Here’s a bit of a historic clip. Apparently Jimi was contractually obligated to play “Hey Joe”, Jimi started in on it, thought it “jive” and then led the band through Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love” in homage, as the Clapton-Baker-Bruce ensemble had just called it quits.
Here’s an amazing show that captures Eric Clapton joining the blue eyed soul of Delaney Bramlett, his wife and what would become the core of the Dominoes (Carl Radle, Jim Gordon, etc.). This is great stuff, folks.
“Slowhand” was caught going rather quickly. It seems E.C. was racing his Porsche 911 through the streets of Merceuil, France at the rate of 134 mph. The guitarist had little time to sing the blues, as he was released promptly after paying a $515 fine (750 Euro).
From Hyde Park, 1969.