Eric Clapton paid tribute to Prince at London's Royal Albert Hall

Eric Clapton paid tribute Prince Monday night at London's Royal Albert Hall with his first ever rendition of Purple Rain.

Shortly after Prince's death in 2016 Clapton said in a statement:"I’m so sad about the death of Prince, he was a true genius, and a huge inspiration for me, in a very real way. . . In the eighties, I was out on the road in a massive downward spiral with drink and drugs, I saw Purple Rain in a cinema in Canada, I had no idea who he was, it was like a bolt of lightning!. . . In the middle of my depression, and the dreadful state of the music culture at that time it gave me hope, he was like a light in the darkness. . . I went back to my hotel, and surrounded by empty beer cans, wrote 'Holy Mother'. . . I can’t believe he’s gone."

Check out the fan footage from the show last night, May 13th 2019. The best part is when the audience sings along.

 

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