Consequence of Sound

A number of Ginger Baker‘s friends teamed up for an all-star tribute concert to honor the legendary Cream drummer this past Monday night. Led by Eric Clapton, the show saw appearances from Roger Waters, Ronnie Wood, Kenny Jones, Nile Rodgers, Steve Winwood, and Baker’s son Kofi.

The concert, dubbed “Eric Clapton and Friends — A Tribute to Ginger Baker”, took place at Eventim Apollo Hammersmith in London, England a few months after Baker’s death. Clapton and company performed a total of 15 songs at the show, including their emotional rendition of “Crossroads” as an encore, notes Ultimate Classic Rock.

Clapton and Waters kicked things off with arguably Cream’s biggest hit, “Sunshine of Your Love”, before inviting Wood and Jones onstage to join them for “White Room”. Rodgers played during “Tales of Brave Ulysses”, “Presence of the Lord”, and “Well All Right” while Winwood hopped in for “Had to Cry Today” and “Do What You Like”.


This was the latest in a string of tributes honoring Baker. But considering Clapton has spoken honestly about his difficulties playing live these days, not to mention the fact that he’s going deaf, this may be the most touching of them all.

Below, watch select highlights from the concert and check out the setlist in full.

Setlist:
01. “Sunshine of Your Love”
02. “Strange Brew”
03. “White Room”
04. “I Feel Free”
05. “Tales of Brave Ulysses”
06. “Sweet Wine”
07. “Blue Condition”
08. “Badge”
09. “Pressed Rat and Wart Hog”
10. “Had to Cry Today”
11. “Presence of the Lord”
12. “Can’t Find My Way Home”
13. “Well All Right”
14. “Do What You Like” / “Toad”

Encore
15. “Crossroads”

Eric Clapton, Roger Waters, Ronnie Wood Perform at Ginger Baker Tribute Concert: Video + Setlist
Nina Corcoran

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