Friday, June 10, 2011

Eric Clapton - My Father's Eyes


Eric Clapton visited Stockholm on Wednesday in the Globe.
Claptonhas been out on this tour since january this year,
the dates that are left is:
11 June 2011 – Herning, Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen
24 June 2011 – Cava De' Tirreni, Italy Stadio di Cava De' Tirreni
6 October 2011 – Porto Alegre, Brazil Fiergs
9 October 2011 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil HSBC Arena
12 October 2011 – Sao Paulo, Brazil Morumbi Stadium

A friend asked me if he was old and tired....NAH not a bit.
The man had grown longer hair and still have that bright look in his eyes, and did still have the same finger fastness as he always had. Clapton had some seated tunes mixed with faster standing onces. A perfect mix! The audience was really mixed in the ages and all of em seemed to have a ball!

This man devoted to the blues, and he play and sings like a god!
Clapton was influenced by the blues from an early age and practiced long hours to learn chords of blues music he listened to, playing along to the records.
He preserved his practice sessions using his portable Grundig reel-to-reel tape recorder, listening to them over and over until he felt he'd got it right.
Clapton cites Freddie King, B.B. King, Albert King, Buddy Guy, and Hubert Sumlin as guitar playing influence.



When he was younger his friends was all kinda familiar dudes, sutch as Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, George Harrison etc.

Beside going solo he has been in the following bands:
The Yardbirds
John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers
Cream
Blind Faith
Delaney & Bonnie and Friends
The Plastic Ono Band
Derek and the Dominos

Clapton have a done a big bunch of albums with all of them and a huge pile solo albums. The latest came out in 2010 and were named just Clapton.

This is some of the pics I took on the show, wish I had Stones big camera..













Eric Clapton & His Band
8 June 2011 - Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
01. Key To The Highway
02. Going Down Slow
03. Hoochie Coochie Man
04. Old Love
05. Tearing Us Apart
06. Driftin'
07. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
08. Same Old Blues (JJ Cale)
09. Layla
10. Badge
11. Wonderful Tonight
12. Before You Accuse Me
13. Little Queen Of Spades
14. Cocaine
15. Crossroads

Clapton´s Stage Manager Michael, is a fantastic 63 year old man that been in the business since 1963 and been with Clapton since 1984 I think it was. Michael or Mikie that the others called him, had full control over what happended on his stage and when and all the dudes around him, loved to see him swinging his magic touch over the arena.
Here is me and Mikie in the Globe Garage. Just loved that cool guy!!



Dudettes and Dudes here is Mr Clapton and his "My Father´s Eyes"

Love, Thetania




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