Blues star Buddy Guy
halted his headlining Crossroads Festival slot in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday to pay tribute to the event's organizer - Eric Clapton
Guy ended an 11-hour show at Toyota Park, where 28,000 music fans caught performances by Clapton, Guy, B.B. King
, John Mayer
and Jeff Beck
, among other guitar greats.
And Guy summed up the occasion when he paid tribute to Clapton, stating, "What a wonderful job this man has done. If we had more people in this world like him, it would be a better place."
The concert was staged to raise funds for Clapton's Crossroads center rehabilitation clinic in Antigua.
Clapton also had a tribute planned - he remembered late pal George Harrison
by performing the late Beatle
's Isn't It A Pity, and saluted Bo Diddley
's recovery from a recent stroke with a version of the bluesman's Who Do You Love.
Other highlights included Clapton jams with Robbie Robertson
and his former Blind Faith
bandmate Steve Winwood
, who Clapton said he'd been "waiting to play with for 25 years."
The concert started on a funny note when host Bill Murray
attempted to play Gloria.
Other acts to perform at the star-studded show included Clapton's one-time lover Sheryl Crow
, Albert Lee and country stars Alison Krauss
, Vince Gill
and Willie Nelson
-Buddy Guy Pictures
-Eric Clapton Pictures
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)