Clapton, Van Morrison’s Anti-Lockdown Song Stand and Delivery

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According to Diversity, Van Morrison and Eric Clapton will release a new “anti-lockdown” song next month, at a certain point in time, many cities are closing once again to stop the climb in the Covid-19 cases, to support Morrison’s “Save Live Music” For. Campaign. The track titled “Stand and Deliver” was written by the singer “Brown Eyed Girl” and will be performed by Clapton. Morris also previously released three “anti-lockdown” songs earlier this fall, including “Born to Be Free,” “As I Walked,” and (under the circumstances you wouldn’t be clear on the message of the musician’s most recent work). Was. No more lockdowns. “The new single’s proceeds, set to release on December 4, will go to Morrison’s Lockdown Financial Hardness Fund to benefit musicians.

“There are many of us who support Van and his efforts to save live music; That’s the inspiration, “Clapton said in a statement on Friday. “We have to stand firm and calculate because we need to find a way out of this mess. It is not appropriate to think about the alternative. Live music may never come back.

For some, the highly racist remarks made (or, sadly, introduced to fans) by Clapton during a Birmingham concert in 1976 helped inspire Britain’s Rock August racism movement that same year. “Stop Britain from becoming a black colony. Get the foreigners out. Get the wogs out. Get out of here, ”Clapton told the crowd. Daily Beast. “Britain is white. I was going into dope. Now I am into racism. ”

After the London screening of Lily Zannak’s bio-dock in London, in 2018, the musician lamented his “obscure” comments. Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars. “I was very ashamed of who I was, a kind of semi-racist, which made no sense,” he told Clipton. Half of my friends were black, I gave a date to a black woman, and I championed black music. “The singer blamed his past comments on addiction and his deep-seated instincts.”