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Derek & the Dominos

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Derek & the Dominos was a group formed by guitarist/singer Eric Clapton (born Eric Patrick Clapp, March 30, 1945, Ripley, Surrey, England) with other former members of Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, in the spring of 1970. The rest of the lineup was Bobby Whitlock (b. 1948, Memphis, TN) (keyboards, vocals), Carl Radle (b. 1942, Oklahoma City, OK -- d. May 30, 1980) (bass), and Jim Gordon (b. 1945, Los Angeles) (drums). The group debuted at the Lyceum Ballroom in London on June 14 and undertook a summer tour of England. From late August to early October, they recorded the celebrated double album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (November 1970) with guitarist Duane Allman sitting in. They then returned to touring in England and the U.S., playing their final date on December 6. The Layla album was successful in the U.S., where "Bell Bottom Blues" and the title song charted as singles in abbreviated versions, but it did not chart in the U.K. The Dominos reconvened to record a second album in May 1971, but split up without completing it. Clapton then retired from the music business, nursing a heroin addiction. In his absence, and in the wake of Allman's death in a motorcycle accident on October 29, 1971, the Dominos and Layla gained in stature. Re-released as a single at its full, seven-minute length in connection with the compilation album History of Eric Clapton (Atco 803) (March 1972), "Layla" hit the Top Ten in the U.S. and the U.K. in the summer of 1972. (It would return to the U.K. Top Ten in 1982.) A live album, Derek and the Dominos in Concert (January 1973), taken from the 1970 U.S. tour, was also a strong seller. Time has only added to the renown of the group, which is now rated among Eric Clapton's most outstanding achievements. The 1988 Eric Clapton box set retrospective Crossroads featured material from the abortive second album sessions. The Layla Sessions was a 1990 box set expanding that album across three CDs/cassettes. Live at the Fillmore (1994) offered an expanded version of the In Concert album. ~ William Ruhlmann
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Albums by
Derek & the Dominos

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    14 songs

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    Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs [40th Anniversary Remaster]

    27 songs

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    Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

    40 songs

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    Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs [Remastered - 40th Anniversary Version - 2010] [Super Deluxe]

    29 songs

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    The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition

    13 songs

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    Live at the Fillmore

    9 songs

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    In Concert

    14 songs

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    Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs [Mobile Fidelity]

    14 songs

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    Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

    14 songs

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    Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

    14 songs

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    Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs [2-CD]

    14 songs

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    Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

    27 songs

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    Layla and Other Assorted Love Song [40th Anniversary Version]

    8 songs

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    In Concert

    14 songs

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    In Concert

    9 songs

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    In Concert


Top Songs by
Derek & the Dominos

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    Popularity
  2.   Layla
  3.   Bell Bottom Blues
  4.   Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?
  5.   Key to the Highway
  6.   Keep on Growing
  7.   Thorn Tree in the Garden
  8.   Crossroads
  9.   I Am Yours
  10.   Jam III
  11.   Have You Ever Loved a Woman
  12.   Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
  13.   Little Wing
  14.   Jam I
  15.   Jam IV
  16.   Jam V
  17.   It's Too Late
  18.   Tell the Truth
  19.   I Looked Away
  20.   Roll It Over
  21.   Presence of the Lord
  22.   Evil
  23.   Let It Rain
  24.   Got to Get Better in a Little While
  25.   Blues Power
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Stations & Shows Featuring
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    Classic Rock A-Z

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    101 Greatest Classic Rock Songs

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    Gruden's Groove: I Am The DJ

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    Monsters of Classic Rock

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    The Greatest Years in Music

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    Classic Rock

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    Led Zeppelin: DNA

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    The Who: DNA

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    '70s Hits

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    '70s Deep Dive


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