Clapton, King, Beck Lead Star-Studded Crossroads Concert

ericclapton 100820091 Clapton, King, Beck Lead Star Studded Crossroads ConcertThe dream of every fan of guitar heroics came true over the weekend, when [lastfm]Eric Clapton[/lastfm], [lastfm]B.B. King[/lastfm], [lastfm]Jeff Beck[/lastfm] and hoards of others topped a star-studded lineup as part of Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago.

Nearly 30,000 fans packed Toyota Stadium on Saturday for the 11-hour concert. Proceeds from the event helped benefit the Crossroads Center, an Antigua-based nonprofit rehab clinic founded by Clapton.

Actor [lastfm]Bill Murray[/lastfm] hosted the sold-out event.

Aside from that trifecta of Guitar Gods, other artists that performed at Crossroads included[lastfm]ZZ Top[/lastfm], [lastfm]Johnny Winter[/lastfm], [lastfm]Ronnie Wood[/lastfm] of the [lastfm]Rolling Stones[/lastfm], [lastfm]Buddy Guy[/lastfm] and [lastfm]John Mayer.[/lastfm]

Clapton organized similar benefit shows in 2004 and 2007. On Saturday, the legend remarked on the possibility of another in future years saying, “This was going to be the last one, but I don’t think it will be.”

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