|Derek and the Dominos|
Years: May, 1970 - Apr, 1971
Styles: Blues Rock, Classic Rock
Eric Clapton - Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1970 - 1971)
Bobby Whitlock - Guitar, Keyboards, Organ, Piano, Vocals (in band: 1970 - 1971)
Carl Radle - Bass Guitar, Percussion (in band: 1970 - 1971)
Jim Gordon - Drums, Percussion, Piano (in band: 1970 - 1971)
Blind Faith broke up in 1970. Clapton was still only 24, but fame had taken it’s toll and retreated into the ranks of Delaney & Bonnie and Friends from which he formed his own, equally laid back Derek and the Dominoes.
By this time Clapton was actively trying to shun publicity and even refused to have his name on the cover of the classic album „Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs”. Meanwhile, his debut solo LP was recorded in Los Angeles in 1970; issued shortly after, it reached the UK and US Top 20.
The following year, the second Derek and the Dominoes album was scrapped due to the band’s worsening drugs problem and they decided to call it a day. Clapton went into seclusion , only coming out for the occasional charity performance ( including the Concert for Bangladesh). Ironically, “Layla” (a song written about George Harrison’s wife Patti), give the now defunct Derek and Dominoes a belated Top 10 hit in the UK in 1972.
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