The daughter of the British rock and blues guitarist Eric Clapton, Ruth Clapton has commemorated the iconic soul and funk musician, Billy Preston, while recalling the show he played along with Eric Clapton to honor The Beatles guitarist, George Harrison.
The talented singer, writer, and blogger, Ruth Clapton, has taken Instagram Stories to pay respect to the late legends of the music industry. She reposted the latest video of the Instagram page dedicated to George Harrison, which displayed a section from Billy Preston’s ‘Isn’t It A Pity’ performance at ‘Concert For George,’ featuring Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, and Dhani Harrison.
While sharing the video on her stories, Ruth admitted that she counts herself very lucky that she was there to witness this moment. She also praised the undeniable talent of Preston, who was one of five musicians credited on a Beatles album other than the band’s four members.
The ‘Concert for George,’ which took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on November 29, 2002, was a memorial ceremony to Harrison on the first anniversary of his death. The event was arranged by The Beatles star’s widow, Olivia, and his son, Dhani, along with the musical direction of Eric Clapton.
Here’s what Ruth Clapton said in her recent story:
“Count myself very lucky that I was there to witness this moment, such a talented man.”
You can see Ruth’s story and the post she shared below.