Derek & The Dominos
Eric Clapton (Eric Patrick Clapp, 30 March 1945, Ripley, Surrey, England), formed this short-lived band in May 1970 following his departure from the supergroup Blind Faith and his brief involvement with the down-home loose aggregation of Delaney And Bonnie And Friends. He purloined three members of the latter; Carl Radle (b. 24 August 1942, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, d. 30 May 1980, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA; bass), Bobby Whitlock (keyboards/vocals) and Jim Gordon (drums). Together with Duane Allman (b. Howard Duane Allman, 20 November 1946, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, d. 29 October 1971, Macon, Georgia, USA) from the Allman Brothers Band on guitar, they recorded Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs. This superb double album featured one of Claptons most memorable songs, Layla, a desperate plea for love aimed at George Harrisons wife Patti(e). The band was only together for a year, during which time they toured the UK playing small clubs, toured...