Today , let’s take a music -movie interlude. I tried to also tie in a little history. On this date in 1969 the Supergroups, Blind Faith (Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker and Ric Grech) performed their first concert in Hyde Park, London. In particular, I am a fan of Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton and this collaboration did produce a couple of awesome songs, some of which I heard live in concert in 2009.
Going back to 1969 – for those of us who were not ‘around’ to enjoy the event, in 2006 a DVD was produced commemorating the event. Check out the trailer below:
While I have not seen the film myself, it is yet another entry on my must-see list.
As for the movie tie-in … after some thought and some digging around, I decided to put together a list of films that features some of their songs. Can’t Find My Way Home seems to be the most popular song used in movies (according to the IMDB 6 titles in total – their song Sea of Joy appeared in Werner Herzog’s 1971 sci-fi drama Fata Morgana):
- Taking Woodstock (2009)
- Around the Fire (1998)
- Without Limits (1998)
- Jack the Bear (1993)
- 1969 (1988)
- Fandango (1985)
I had no idea about this film until I stumbled upon my research for this post. By all accounts that I have read, the film is a hidden gem – a youth-inspired road movie.
Have any of you seen this film? If so, let me know what you think of it in the comments below.