Throwback Thursday – New Years Day Edition – Layla by Derrick And The Dominoes

Being An Only Elgon

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Eric Clapton was a member of the legendary British blues/rock group the Yardbirds that also included at one time or another other guitar virtuosos Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. After leaving the band, Clapton formed the highly successful supergroup, Cream, with Jack Bruce (bass) and Ginger Baker (drums). Following the breakup of Cream, Clapton worked on projects like Blind Faith and with Delany and Bonnie. At the time in his native England he was regarded as a guitar god. His name on a play bill guaranteed a sellout performance but it also concerned concert promoters who were concerned of damages to the venues and bodily injury to concern goers. When Clapton began the Derrick and the Dominoes project in 1970, the group’s name originated from the interest in keeping Clapton’s membership in the band low key.

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Clapton had become close friends with George Harrison of The Beatles, having played uncredited…

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