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Old 5th December 2007, 07:20 AM   #1
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Default Eric Clapton's biggest mistake?

Just watched "Crossroads 2007" concert on PBS /HD. Eric's biggest mistake of the evening (if not decade), had to be following Jeff Beck / Tal Wilkenfeld

Folks, if that last name isn't familiar, it soon will be

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OK, my first post was written later in the evening after watching the PBS broadcast of the show, and some Googling of "who was that playing with Jeff Beck"? The answer to that one is Tal Wilkenfield - one very talented little 20-something Ozzie chick bass player. Oh yeah, the drummer wasn't half bad either (Vinnie Colaiuta - I can never spell that right when I'm in a hurry)



I was a huge fan of Eric from the Cream through Blind Faith era, but time and gravity take their toll.

My point really was that Jeff was probably one if not the the only one of the "veterans" in the 2 hrs of the broadcast who have simply lost their edge with time. It was sad to see the physical condition to which Johnny Winter and BBK have deteriorated.
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What does coffee and Clapton have in common? They are both better with Cream!
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I was at one time a big Clapton fan. Also liked Rush, too.

Rush is able to play pretty well to this day. They don't seem to be able to write songs quite like in their hey day, but they are playing maybe 92% of their peak.

Eric retains 80% of his powers.

BB King is a wonderfully charismatic man and guitar player. His spirit is still strong, but his backing band does so much of the work anymore.
I don't think he's playing at more than 50% of his former power.

Paul McCartney, to change gears, can't write a song to save his life, but his singing and playing are remarkably good. He's maybe at 92% of his former power.
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What does coffee and Clapton have in common? They are both better with Cream!

LOL - I'm sure this ain't a new joke, but it made me smile
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I was at one time a big Clapton fan. Also liked Rush, too.

Rush is able to play pretty well to this day. They don't seem to be able to write songs quite like in their hey day, but they are playing maybe 92% of their peak.

Eric retains 80% of his powers.

BB King is a wonderfully charismatic man and guitar player. His spirit is still strong, but his backing band does so much of the work anymore.
I don't think he's playing at more than 50% of his former power.

Paul McCartney, to change gears, can't write a song to save his life, but his singing and playing are remarkably good. He's maybe at 92% of his former power.

Sir Paul probably has 920% more money than most of the rest of the performers on anyone's list,(or all of them put together) and from what I've seen of his recent work, most of the "final contestants" on any of those cheesy TV talent shows could embarrass him in a jam session.
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It was sad to see the physical condition to which Johnny Winter and BBK have deteriorated.
Never got to work with BBK, tho I tried.

Did do a couple of shows with Johnny Winter. Wow! That cat can play. Have rarely, maybe never, heard better. That was about 10~12 years ago. Sorry I missed him at his recent Maui gig.
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