The Roundhouse, 21st January 2007
Dear Mr Fantasy
A very special night featuring the music of Jim Capaldi and Traffic, with all profit to benefit the Jubilee Action Street Children Appeal... Presented by Bob Harris.
On 21 st January 2007, acclaimed broadcaster Bob Harris introduced a sensational line-up of artists gathered at the Roundhouse in London.
The occasion was to celebrate the life and music of Traffic co-founder the late Jim Capaldi who was one of the most significant, and possibly underrated, songwriters of our generation.
The fabulous house band was joined by a stellar line-up to perform their favourite Traffic and Jim Capaldi tracks in front of an enthusiastic full house. A five time winner of BMI or Ascap awards for most played compositions in America, Jim also worked with many other artists and was a successful solo star in his own right.
His work with Traffic, alongside Steve Winwood & Chris Wood, fuelled a 10 album multi-platinum career for the band and provided a benchmark for other musicians. In 2004 they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
The profits from the Dear Mr Fantasy concert and the DVD are to raise money for The Freedom Trust, which helps underprivileged and homeless children in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
This unique concert, already a part of rock history, truly was a night to remember.
Featuring Special Guests: Steve Winwood / Yusuf Islam / Pete Townshend / Joe Walsh / Paul Weller /
Gary Moore / Bill Wyman / Jon Lord / Simon Kirke /
Andy Newmark / Ray Cooper / Mark Rivera / Dennis Locorriere / Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens
/ Pete Bonas / Stevie Lange / Margo Buchanan / Dave Bronze / Phil Capaldi /
A DVD and Double CD set of the Tribute Show, was released by Eagle Rock/ Eagle
Vision and are available on digital platforms.
All photos courtesy of Judy Totton