Monday, February 16, 2015

Eric Clapton Stanford University, 1975

On a hot August afternoon, the 9th, in 1975, my friend Dana asked if I wanted to see Eric Clapton at Frost Amphitheater on the campus of Stanford University. "Are you kidding me?" I responded. Naturally, we had great access in the pit below the stage, but not backstage as I was coming to accept as a given whenever Dana called. Regardless, it was a great show with Carlos Santana guesting on the Who's "Eyesight to the Blind" from Tommy. Bell bottom pants were certainly in style. Eric was in great spirits, and a bootleg cassette of the show reveals he was in terrific form as well. An all-time favorite concert for me.


  1. Thanks for the great photos. I was there too way back then Other than Carlos Santana joining Eric, my favorite part was when Eric introduced the girl in the white dress and she seemed very shy but boy could she belt out a tune...I just wish I could remember the song she sang when he introduced her. But what a perfect venue for a concert.

    1. It was Marcy Levi. Do you recall her getting hit with the frisbee between the legs and letting out a whooo!
      We were down in the pit right against the stage, one of my top shows ever

  2. The female singer in the white dress in Marcy Levy.