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Eric Clapton & J.J. Cale, Live in San Diego (2007)

By Barry Moore |

The man they call God and his musical idol took the stage together in California back in 2007 before the tragic loss of the Cale in 2013.

'God' has never hidden his admiration for JJ Cale, and this is why Eric Clapton decided to invite his idol on stage during his 2007 world tour. The two played five of sixteen songs together, including (of course) Cocaine and Clapton’s own cover of After Midnight. This was after the two artists had worked together on the album The Road To Escondido (2006). The concert took place at the Valley Center in the San Diego area. The local star wasn’t the only one to give his fingers a workout, as Derek Trucks from The Allman Brothers Band and Robert Cray also supported Slow Hand on some of the tracks. Clapton himself declared that his ultimate ambition was to share the stage with the Californian guitarist. So when the latter sadly passed away in 2013, the British virtuoso wanted to pay him one last tribute with Live in San Diego (with special guest JJ Cale). Here's a few selected live videos from the tour itself, giving you an brief taster of this wonderful live album.

Eric Clapton with JJ Cale performing "Anyway The Wind Blows" live in San Diego

Eric Clapton Performing "Tell The Truth" live in San Diego

Eric Clapton performing "Motherless Children" live in San Diego

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