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Post Number: 202
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 6:01 pm:   Edit Post

Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck have shared the same stage on the same night over the decades, but theyíve never had an official co-bill. Until now.
Beck and Slowhand are expected to perform two shows together at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan Feb. 21-22. The format is still in the works, according to a statement, but all signs indicate parity.
Yes, the guitar gods have played together. They might have missed each other when Clapton was replaced by Beck in The Yardbirds, but they were part of the lineup at The Secret Policemanís Ball for Amnesty International in 1981 and the ARMS Concert at Londonís Royal Albert Hall in 1983. Beck was also a guest performer at Claptonís Crossroads Guitar Festivals in 2004 and 2007, and Slowhand returned the favor in November, joining Beck onstage at Ronnie Scottís Club in London.

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