15 Jun 09
Eric Clapton is featured in a number of newly released videos from the 1980s Prince’s Trust Rock Galas. Available exclusively on iTunes, they have been released in association with HRH Prince Charles’ charity. Sales of these videos via the iTunes Store will continue to aid the youth charity, The Prince’s Trust.
Julian Barrell, director of fundraising, said, "We’re delighted to share these legendary videos with people across the world. The money raised will help disadvantaged young people into jobs, which is more vital than ever during the economic downturn."
Seven performances from four Prince’s Trust Rock Galas have been released. Three are available worldwide; four are available only outside of the United States. The videos have been digitally remastered from original source materials.
Available worldwide for purchase and download on iTunes:
Get Back (20 June 1986 / Wembley Arena, London). Featuring Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Midge Ure, Mark Knopfler, Ray Copper, Howard Jones, Bryan Adams, Mark King, John Illsley, Paul Young
Tearing Us Apart (20 June 1986 / Wembley Arena, London). Featuring Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, Phil Collins, Bryan Adams, Mark Knopfler, Midge Ure, Elton John, Ray Cooper.
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (6 July 1987 / Wembley Arena, London). Featuring George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Phil Collins, Elton John, Jeff Lynne, Ray Cooper, Mike Kin
Available outside of the United States for purchase and download on iTunes:
Your Song (20 June 1986 / Wembley Arena, London). Featuring Elton John
Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting) (6 July 1987 / Wembley Arena, London). Featuring Elton John, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins
You Can’t Hurry Love (5 June 1988 / Royal Albert Hall, London). Featuring Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Alan Clark, Ray Cooper, Nathan East, Steve Ferrone, Elton John, Mark Knopfler
Orangefield (18 July 1989 / NEC, Birmingham). Featuring Van Morrison
About the Prince’s Trust:
Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps change young lives. It gives practical and financial support, developing key workplace skills such as confidence and motivation. It works with 14 to 30 year olds who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law. The Prince of Wales’s charity has helped more than 600,000 young people since 1976 and supports 100 more each working day. More than three in four young people The Trust helped last year moved into work, education or training. For more information, visit the charity’s website, www.princes-trust.org.uk.