Blimp Time-Hop: 40th Anniversary Of 1st Clapton Concert At The Civic Center
40 years ago today, Eric Clapton played a sold-out show at the Civic Center. The Backless Tour came to Portland on May 26, 1979. This was his first time at the CCCC and the great Muddy Waters was also on the bill!
We can't find a setlist for this show. However, he did rock the Augusta Civic Center the night before.
Backless was his follow-up to his best known solo work, Slowhand. The album, released in November of ’78 features the songs Promises and Tulsa Time.
The Backless Tour was captured at Budokan Theatre in Tokyo at the very end of the 70s and lives on forever as the historic double-live album, Just One Night.
This one'll get yer feet stompin'!
Slowhand in ’77 and Backless in ’78, were produced by Glyn Johns. In 2016 Clapton’s most recent studio album (other than last year's Christmas Album), I Still Do reunited them. It's like a laid back sequel to the second album they did together.