[Slowhand] Private EC Concert

Lauren Blatt llrrbb4 at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 13 10:42:59 EDT 2007

Found this in the New York Times:

Secret Clapton Concert

In the Works

Eric Clapton is to be paid $1.5 million to perform in
late July at a private concert organized by a
hedge-fund executive at the Belle Haven Club in
Greenwich, Conn., according to an article to be
published today by The Fairfield County Weekly. The
account says that under terms of the agreement between
the Creative Artists Agency, a promoter and the
executive, “no public press or announcement pre or
post event is permitted.” The agreement says the
performance, to benefit the China Care Foundation, is
expected to be attended by “350 invitation-only
guests.” The host was identified as Raymond T. Dalio,
the founder, president and chief investment officer of
Bridgewater Associates, which has more than $30
billion in hedge-fund assets. Besides Mr. Clapton’s
fee for a 60- to 70-minute show, the agreement calls
for a $1 million donation to “a charity of Mr.
Clapton’s choice to be paid the night of the show.”
The weekly reports that neither Mr. Dalio nor agents
at Creative Artists Agency responded to calls for

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