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4 December 1971 - Eric Clapton with Leon Russell & The Shelter People


Rainbow Theatre Finsbury Park, London
United Kingdom
Band Lineup: 

Leon Russell - piano / vocals
Don Preston - guitar
John Gallie - organ
Carl Radle - bass
Chuck Blackwell - drums
Claudia Lennear - backing vocals
Kathi McDonald - backing vocals

Freddie King
Special Guest(s): 

Eric Clapton - guitar
Freddie King - guitar

Set List: 


Show Notes: 

Eric had attended the previous evening's show (3 December) with Bobby Whitlock, but remained in their seats in the balcony. After the show, Leon Russell and Denny Cordell invited Eric to play with them the next night. The 4 December date was the band's third performance and was addded due to popular demand. Following the first number, Eric walked out unannounced and stayed in the shadows throughout the show. He was largely unrecognized by the audience. Freddie King, who was opening for Leon Russell, joined in halfway through the set.