“It’s Too Late” by Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock, Carl Radle and Jim Gordon, performing as Derek and the Dominos on The Johnny Cash Show.
Freelance writer Dean R. Owen posted a great article on
WheresEric.com/ called ‘From Blind Faith To The Dominos: 16 Pivotal Months In Eric Clapton’s Career.’
It’s about how Delaney Bramlett and Bobby Whitlock inspired Eric Clapton as a singer and songwriter. Even more fascinating is that 16 month timespan between August of 1969 and November of 1970, when Clapton teamed up with Bobby Whitlock, Carl Radle and Jim Gordon as Derek and the Dominos and recorded Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs.
The tour that followed the album included Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, and had far reaching effects in the rock world. Dean was 14-years-old when he sat in the fifth row for the Derek and the Dominos concert in Berkeley, California.
EricClapton.com has the latest scoop on all the special anniversary editions of Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs, including the double vinyl LP album with original artwork.
There’s also a 7-inch single with new vocals by Bobby Whitlock on “Got To Get Better In A Little While” (b/w “Layla.”) The super-deluxe box will be available in late April.
Thursday, March 31st, 2011
Written by: Mike Withrow
Posted in Classic Rock