|Do you recall Eric Clapton visiting Woodstock
in late '68?
"Yes I do. But for us, Eric was coming to see Bob. And we
were Bob's friends, so that made us Eric's friends too, and vice-versa.
It was great to meet a fellow player. Did we play together? I don't
remember us having a bunch of jam sessions. We might have fooled around
George Harrison also came to town around this time.
"Same deal. George was certainly one of the easiest-going, nicest people that I ever got to meet. I was always amazed at how outgoing and friendly he was. George would make it easy to get to shake hands with him.But at the same time, George came to Woodstock to visit Bob, and I was glad to get to meet him."
"Procol Harum came to town one time. And Procol Harum came to see The Band. We had a good old drunken time. Best bunch of guys: they were as bad as we were, for wanting to hang out and laugh and have a drink, and have some fun. We fitted well together, and we had one hell of a night in Woodstock. I think all of us were hungover so much the next day that they kinda limped on out of town and we kinda limped back to bed. But boy, we painted the town rosy. It used to be flattering to me, to be compared with Procol Harum, and we got that compliment a lot: we had the double keyboards, and Richard's voice was alot like that guy Gary's. That both had that soulful, R'n'B type of a voice. I'm trying to remember the drummer's name, dammit. Me and him buddied up right away, and we had a good time. I always thought they were great."
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