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Clapton & Friends Perform At Teenage Cancer Trust Benefit

Published // 26.Mar.03

Eric Clapton and Friends played to a packed Royal Albert Hall last night - 25 March 2003 - as part of a special week of concerts the London venue is hosting to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust charity. Following a support set by Nigel Kennedy, Clapton took to the stage to belt out a mixture of EC classics, rock n' roll staples and sample hits from his band members.

Joining EC on stage were Gary Brooker, Andy Fairweather Low, Henry Spinetti and Dave Bronze. When the concerts were initially announced, Clapton was slated to perform with Mark Knopfler. Knopfler was sidelined in March by a motorbike accident and was unable to perform.

The complete set list was:

Knock on Wood
Reconsider Baby
Can't Judge a Book
Blueberry Hill
Sweet Little Rock & Roller
Stormy Monday
If Paradise is Half as Nice
Good Golly Miss Molly
You Win Again
Got My Mojo Workin'
Hoochie Coochie Man
Whole Lotta Shakin'
Gin House
Five Long Years
Cocaine
Whiter Shade of Pale
Layla
Little Queenie

EC and Gary Brooker shared lead vocal responsibilties throughout the evening. A full review of the evening will be featured in the next issue of Where's Eric! magazine.