Watch Eric Clapton pay tribute to Jeff Beck as he joins Jerry Douglas for an acoustic rendition of While My Guitar Gently Weeps and folk standard Sam Hall

The audience at Jerry Douglas’s February 11 set at London’s Royal Festival Hall were treated to a surprise guest turn from Eric Clapton on acoustic guitar, who joined the 14-time Grammy winner for a two-song cameo and tribute to Jeff Beck.

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.