Eric Clapton and Ronnie Wood – Badge

Eric Clapton and Ronnie Wood – Badge – A Tribute to Ginger Baker – Live at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, 2020.

Witnessing Eric Clapton and Ronnie Wood take the stage together in 2020 is nothing short of a privilege. These legendary artists, wielding their Gibson 11 and Stratocaster guitars respectively, brought the house down at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith with their tribute to the late Ginger Baker.

From the moment they began, it was evident that this performance was not just about music; it was about history. With each note, Clapton and Wood transported the audience through decades of their shared musical journey. Wood’s infectious enthusiasm and Clapton’s timeless mastery were on full display, reminding us of the magic that happens when two musical giants come together.

Wood’s footwork and slide solo were electrifying, his guitar seamlessly blending into the mix, while Clapton’s unmistakable sound reverberated through the venue, proving why he’s considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time. As they played, one couldn’t help but think of the late Ronnie Lane, George Harrison, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker, whose spirits undoubtedly smiled upon this momentous occasion.

In the midst of the music, there was joy – the joy of witnessing two icons doing what they do best, jamming and creating unforgettable moments. Wood’s boyish enthusiasm and Clapton’s timeless coolness perfectly complemented each other, reminding us why their partnership is so special.

Lineup:: Eric Clapton, Paul Carrack, Chris Stainton, Sonny Emory, Steve Gadd, Willie Weeks, Katie Kissoon and Sharon White.
Special guests are Steve Winwood, Roger Waters, Nile Rodgers, Ronnie Wood, Kofi Baker, Kenney Jones, Henry Spinetti and Will Johns.

Thinkin’ ’bout the times you drove in my car
Thinkin’ that I might have drove you too far
And I’m thinkin’ ’bout the love that you laid on my table

I told you not to wander ’round in the dark
I told you ’bout the swans, that they live in the park
Then I told you ’bout our kid, now he’s married to Mabel

Yes, I told you that the light goes up and down
Don’t you notice how the wheel goes ’round?
And you better pick yourself up from the ground
Before they bring the curtain down
Yes, before they bring the curtain down, ooh

Get up, get up, get up (ooh, ooh, ooh)
Yeah, yeah, yeah (ooh, ooh, ooh)
Yeah, yeah, yeah (ooh, ooh, ooh)

Talkin’ ’bout a girl that looks quite like you
She didn’t have the time to wait in the queue
She cried away her life since she fell out the cradle

Songwriters: Eric Patrick Clapton / George Harrison
Badge lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc

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