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Eric Clapton Performs "Sunshine of Your Love" and "Crossroads" at Madison Square Garden

Last night, Eric Clapton kicked off a two-night stand at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

Although we'll have a complete concert review for you soon, you might want to check out a few clips from the show, which also featured appearances by Jimmie Vaughan (who turns 66 today) and Gary Clark Jr., Guitar World's current cover star.

In the top clip, Clapton performs Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love," launching into a blistering solo at 2:26. He tackles Cream's cover of Robert Johnson's "Crossroads" in the middle video, with his guitar solo getting off the ground around 1:11.

Below that, you'll find a performance of Bo Diddley's "Before You Accuse Me" (which Clapton recorded for Journeyman in 1989) with plenty of fretwork fireworks from Vaughan and Clark.

Clapton still has another 10 live dates scheduled for 2017. You can see them all below.

Eric Clapton's 2017 Live Dates
March 20 - New York @ Madison Square Garden
March 25 - Los Angeles @ The Forum
March 26 - Los Angeles @ The Forum
May 22 - London @ Royal Albert Hall
May 24 - London @ Royal Albert Hall
May 25 - London @ Royal Albert Hall
September 7 - New York @ Madison Square Garden
September 8 - New York @ Madison Square Garden
September 15 - Los Angeles @ The Forum
September 16 - Los Angeles @ The Forum

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.