Sunday, October 25, marked the one-year anniversary of bassist Jack Bruce’s death. The night before, several of his friends, family members and fellow musicians—including drummer Ginger Baker, Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera, Living Colour’s Vernon Reid and Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson—celebrated his legacy with a concert at London’s Roadhouse and raised money for Bruce’s favorite charity, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.
The group’s setlist (shown here) was handpicked by Bruce’s family and included a mix of his Cream work alongside solo tracks. The show culminated in an all-star performance of “Sunshine of Your Love” and “We’re Going Wrong,” sung by Bruce’s daughter Aruba Red.
Judging by the videos for the two songs, shown below, technical and/or personal difficulties affected some of the performances. During “We’re Going Wrong,” everything appears to go smoothly, though the second drummer leaves early on after what appears to be some indication of displeasure from Baker.
During “Sunshine of Your Love,” the keyboard player can be seen repeatedly motioning to someone offstage that he can’t hear his instrument. Ginger Baker again seems to be unhappy with something and walks off at 1:18. Ah well. It was for a good cause.