Van Morrison, Eric Clapton and more share the stage at a London charity gig
The Music For The Marsden charity show was held to raise money for cancer research.
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Icons Van Morrison and Eric Clapton recently teamed up with several other stars at London’s O2 Arena for a charity gig. The Music for the Marsden concert was held to raise money for cancer research.
Joining the two legends on the bill were other stalwarts like Cat Stevens, Tom Jones, Dire Straits’ John Illsley and Procol Harum’s Gary Brooker, who also served as the concert’s musical director.
There were numerous highlights during the show, including Morrison and Slowhand teaming up classics such as Three Chords and the Truth and Does Love Conquer All. Cat Stevens treated the audience to a rendition of Wild World, and towards the end of the evening, Brooker – along with his Procol Harum bandmate Geoff Whitehorn – joined Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason and several others for the group’s 1979 classic, Comfortably Numb.
Watch fan-shot footage of Van Morrison and Slowhand here:
Last month, Clapton featured on another star-studded bill, paying tribute to the late Cream drummer Ginger Baker. Slowhand took to the stage with the likes of Roger Waters, Nile Rodgers, Ron Wood, Steve Winwood, Paul Carrack and Baker’s son Kofi to play numerous Cream and Blind Faith hits including Can’t Find My Way Home and Sunshine Of Your Love.
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