Clapton Wood Townshend Winwood Supergroup Performs 2 Legendary Shows In London In 1973 (Audio)

Author: Jim Johnson

Ron Wood revealed in an exclusive interview that legendary jam sessions between him, Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend, and Steve Winwood have remained unheard for well over 40 years. Wood recalled the incredible team-up of some of his closest friends in early 1973, when they joined forces to coax a deeply heroin addicted Clapton back into the spotlight with a pair of legendary concerts on January 13th, 1973 at London’s famed Rainbow Theatre.

Wood told us the rehearsals leading up to the gigs were among the hottest he can remember. Also on board for the Rainbow gigs were Jimmy Karstein and Traffic’Jim Capaldi on drums, Blind Faith’s Ric Grech on bass, and percussionist Rebop Kwaku Baah.

The songs performed at Eric Clapton’s January 13th, 1973 Rainbow concerts were:

“Layla”
“Badge”
“Blues Power”
“Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out”
“Roll It Over”
“Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad”
“Bottle Of Red Wine”
“After Midnight”
“Presence Of The Lord” (lead vocal – Steve Winwood)
“Tell The Truth”
“Pearly Queen” (lead vocal – Steve Winwood)
“Key To The Highway”
“Let It Rain”
“Crossroads”

CHECK IT OUT: Eric Clapton & Friends on January 13th, 1973 performing “Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad” live at The Rainbow:

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