Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton took musical turns onstage at Madison Square Garden last night in one of the year’s most anticipated concerts.
Beck opened the show with “Eternity’s Breath,” continuing on for another 40 minutes with an inspired performance that included a few songs off his upcoming April album (“Corpus Christi Carol,” “Hammerhead” and “Nessun Dorma”) and his recent Grammy-award winning cover of the Beatles’ “A Day in the Life.”
Clapton began his turn with an acoustic shuffle of “Driftin’ Blues,” “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out,” “Running on Faith” and “I’ve Got a Rock and Roll Heart.” The legendary guitarist then plugged in his Fender Strat for a five-song set that included his popular cover of “I Shot the Sheriff.”
Beck then rejoined Clapton onstage for the final segment of the show, ignited by an ethereal take on “Moon River.” You can watch the guitar icons running through this particular number during soundcheck here.
Thanks to another fan in the crowd, you can also check out some of “I Want to Take You Higher.”
The former Yardbirds guitarists closed out the historical concert with “Crossroads.”