Monday, November 25, 2019

Eric Clapton announces Ginger Baker tribute concert

Eric Clapton has announced a one-time only concert to celebrate the musical life of his friend and Cream bandmate Ginger Baker, who passed away last month at the age of 80.

“Eric Clapton & Friends: A Tribute to Ginger Baker” will take place Monday, February 17, 2020 at the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith in London.

According to a press release, the set list for the concert “will look to honor Baker’s lifetime in music and will, of course, include Clapton and Baker’s work together in Cream and Blind Faith.”

Forthcoming announcements will detail the artist line-up for the event, which will benefit Leonard Cheshire, a charity close to the Baker family that supports people living with disabilities; learn more at

Tickets for the tribute concert will go on sale on Friday, November 29 at 10:00am via the usual outlets.

Prior to his passing, Baker had faced a number of health issues in recent years, including degenerative osteoarthritis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Baker and Clapton teamed up with bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce in London in 1966 to form one of the first high-profile power trios in rock; Cream would release four records by the time they split in 1968 while going on to sell 15 million albums worldwide.

See also:

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