23 Apr 16
On Thursday 21 April, the world lost one of it’s greatest musicans, Prince. Eric C shared this on his facebook page, “I’m so sad about the death of Prince, he was a true genius, and a huge inspiration for me, in a very real way….In the the eighties, I was out on the road in a massive downward spiral with drink and drugs, I saw Purple Rain in a cinema in Canada, I had no idea who he was, it was like a bolt of lightning!…In the middle of my depression, and the dreadful state of the music culture at that time it gave me hope, he was like a light in the darkness…I went back to my hotel, and surrounded by empty beer cans, wrote Holy Mother….I can’t believe he’s gone….”
The two men shared a stage only once on 14 August 1986 at the Kensington Roof Gardens in London where they jammed on an extended version of “I Can’t Get Next To You.”
Here’s Eric Clapton & His Band performing “Holy Mother” at the Royal Albert Hall in February 1990.