But as fantastic as that news is for Chicagoans, I’d like to point everyone’s attention to the last line of the Trib piece: “Among the performers to be announced will be Steve Winwood, several sources say, who will join Clapton for a collaboration on songs recorded by Blind Faith, their short-lived ’60s super group.”
A Blind Faith quasi-reunion?! I’ve written so many letters to Clapton and Winwood about the very subject of getting the band back together that I’m not even welcome at Slow Hand’s cottage anymore. I remember the good old days when the three of us would sit around the pool and bathe in the blistering London sun — err, do they have sun in England? — while drinking Appletinis.
But why stop at Winwood sitting in with Clapton’s band? Why not pick up a bassist and a new drummer for the show (do you risk throwing Ginger Baker out there, who may actually have died with Ric Grech almost two decades ago)? I went to one of those Cream shows at MSG, and I liked it, I really did, but Clapton was way too fast for Baker. I think a reformation of BF with Baker would be sweet, but to truly be a top-notch show, I feel like Stevie and Eric need to go out with a new bassist and a new drummer. Of course, that’s just one man’s opinion.
Who’d you like to see sit in with them if this ever comes to fruition?