Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Back in the day, Eric Clapton quit The Yardbirds because he thought that they were going too "pop" (he obviously hadn't predicted songs like "Lay Down Sally" and "Wonderful Tonight" in his future). He was replaced by Jeff Beck, and The Yardbirds became an even better band than they were before.

Now, Clapton has announced that he is dropping off of this week's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert at MSG because of gallstones. I'm sorry to hear that - and I hope he is feeling better soon. But pretty cool that Jeff Beck is playing instead. (Let's hope that Jeff doesn't do one of his legendary flake-outs and drop off - although then they might have to get Jimmy Page to play!).

I'd love to go to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame shows (on Thursday night, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band and Stevie Wonder are on the bill, on Friday it is Metallica, U2 and Aretha Franklin), but I just can't afford the tickets.

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