Clapton does Purple Rain

Eric Clapton kicked off a three-night stand at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday, May 13, and the guitarist opened and closed his show with some surprise song choices. “I’m so sad about the death of Prince, he was a true genius, and a huge inspiration for me, in a very real way. In the Eighties, I was out on the road in a massive downward spiral with drink and drugs, I sawPurple Rainin a cinema in Canada, I had no idea who he was, it was like a bolt of lightning! In the middle of my depression, and the dreadful state of the music culture at that time it gave me hope, he was like a light in the darkness I went back to my hotel, and surrounded by empty beer cans, wrote 'Holy Mother.' I can’t believe he’s gone.” hear and see it here

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