U2 on the rooftop 

Twenty years ago today … September 27, 2000 — It’s a beautiful day as U2 play the rooftop of the Clarence Hotel in Dublin …

Peter Frampton, Eric Clapton, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Dallas Texas, September 20 2019 

Eric Clapton kicked off his Crossroads Guitar Festival at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on September 19, 2019 and joined Peter Frampton for a rendition of The Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”

Slowhand played lead guitar on the original Beatles recording featured on the White Album and was one of the only guest musicians to ever play with The Beatles.

The Concert in Central Park 

Simon & Garfunkel reunite for a free concert in Central Park on September 19, 1981. Simon has said he didn’t appreciate the magnitude of the event until later when he went home, saw it covered on all media and on the front pages of newspapers the next day. Over 500,000 people showed up for one of the seminal gatherings in rock history.

 

Eric Clapton’s Rainbow Concert 

Released September 10, 1973.

Townshend assembled an ad-hoc band to back Clapton for the two shows. Ronnie Wood of Faces (and later of the Rolling Stones) provided support on guitar and vocals, as did Townshend, with Clapton playing lead guitar and (mostly) singing lead.Two recent associates of Clapton also came to his aid for the Rainbow Concert: singer and multi-instrumentalist Steve Winwood and bassist Ric Grech had only recently concluded their time as band mates with Clapton in Blind Faith. And Winwood brought along some of his Traffic band mates, drummer-vocalist Jim Capaldi and Ghanian percussionist Rebop Kwaku Baah (the latter is credited on the original Rainbow Concert LP simply as “Rebop”.)

Slowhand had been mostly absent from the scene for a couple years. Heroine and a pining for Patti Boyd Harrison had him in a bad place. His buddy, Pete Townshend pushed Clapton to return to music and organized a couple of concerts at London’s famed Rainbow Theatre.

What a show.