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Derek & The Dominos

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In the early '70s, after the breakup of Blind Faith and his departure from Delaney & Bonnie, Eric Clapton made a last attempt at being "just one of the boys in the band" with Derek and the Dominos. It was his most inspired of those efforts, although the band only managed one studio album and a tour before falling apart. Powered by the dual guitars of Clapton and Duane Allman, the band created a raw, emotional sound. In tandem with Duane Allman, the two guitars wailed with pure, naked emotion, notably on the album's evergreen "Layla," which became a classic-rock evergreen.

The band initially formed in the spring of 1970 with Clapton on guitar and vocals, plus three other former members of Delaney & Bonnie & Friends: Bobby Whitlock on keyboards, Carl Radle on bass, and Jim Gordon on drums. (The quartet had formed the basic band for Clapton's solo debut Eric Clapton, recorded from late 1969 to early 1970 but not released until August 1970.) The group debuted live 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 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 in 1972 as a single at its full seven-minute length in connection with the compilation album History of Eric Clapton, "Layla" hit the Top Ten in the U.S. and the U.K. (It would return to the U.K. Top Ten in 1982.) A live album, In Concert, 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 full-lengths, and Live at the Fillmore (1994) offered an expanded version of the In Concert album. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi

Total plays

631.4 million
Updated on 2024-07-13

Country

United Kingdom

Monthly listeners

3,073,299

Followers

707,351

Top Cities

  1. United Kingdom
    43,778 listeners
  2. Australia
    38,226 listeners
  3. Australia
    32,689 listeners
  4. United States
    33,848 listeners
  5. Canada
    28,581 listeners

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Most popular tracks

Track Plays Duration Release date
Layla
Layla
458,739,044 7:07 0000-01-01
Bell Bottom Blues
Bell Bottom Blues
39,421,678 5:05 0000-01-01
Have You Ever Loved A Woman
Have You Ever Loved A Woman
26,728,932 6:54 0000-01-01
Have You Ever Loved A Woman?
Have You Ever Loved A Woman?
26,728,932 6:53 1970-11-01
I Looked Away
I Looked Away
11,559,312 3:07 0000-01-01
Nobody Knows You (When You're Down And Out)
Nobody Knows You (When You're Down And Out)
4,901,776 5:00 1970-11-09
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
4,901,776 5:00 0000-01-01
Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?
Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?
4,458,032 4:45 0000-01-01
Keep On Growing
Keep On Growing
4,338,128 6:23 0000-01-01
Little Wing
Little Wing
4,272,388 5:36 0000-01-01
Keep On Growing - Remastered
Keep On Growing - Remastered
3,897,171 6:21 1990-01-01
Thorn Tree In The Garden
Thorn Tree In The Garden
3,705,495 2:51 0000-01-01
Key To The Highway
Key To The Highway
2,728,961 9:40 0000-01-01
I Am Yours
I Am Yours
2,713,540 3:37 0000-01-01
Anyday
Anyday
2,583,462 6:37 0000-01-01
Layla
Layla
2,207,260 2:44 2023-07-24
Tell The Truth
Tell The Truth
1,812,946 6:42 0000-01-01
It's Too Late
It's Too Late
1,780,579 3:53 0000-01-01
Layla - Piano Exit
Layla - Piano Exit
1,507,673 3:55 2015-10-02
Got To Get Better In A Little While - Live At Fillmore East
Got To Get Better In A Little While - Live At Fillmore East
1,447,122 13:51 1970-11-01
Matchbox (with Johnny Cash & Carl Perkins)
Matchbox (with Johnny Cash & Carl Perkins)
1,057,495 2:49 2015-06-15
Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad - Live
Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad - Live
985,424 9:36 1973-01-01
Mean Old World - Duet Version, Master Take
Mean Old World - Duet Version, Master Take
983,375 3:54 1990-01-01
Snake Lake Blues
Snake Lake Blues
875,506 3:34 1970-11-01
Crossroads - Live At Fillmore East, New York / 1970
Crossroads - Live At Fillmore East, New York / 1970
843,712 8:30 1994-02-22
Got To Get Better In A Little While - Remixed
Got To Get Better In A Little While - Remixed
828,697 6:05 1970-11-01
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out - Remastered
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out - Remastered
823,220 5:01 1990-01-01
Bell Bottom Blues - Remastered
Bell Bottom Blues - Remastered
742,897 5:02 1990-01-01
Little Wing - Live At Fillmore East, New York / 1970
Little Wing - Live At Fillmore East, New York / 1970
728,656 7:01 1994-02-22
Presence Of The Lord - Live At Fillmore East
Presence Of The Lord - Live At Fillmore East
721,506 6:09 1970-11-01
I Looked Away - Remastered
I Looked Away - Remastered
714,130 3:05 1990-01-01
Key To The Highway - Live At Fillmore East
Key To The Highway - Live At Fillmore East
682,242 6:26 1970-11-01
Bottle Of Red Wine - Live At Fillmore East
Bottle Of Red Wine - Live At Fillmore East
596,198 5:35 1970-11-01
Blues Power - Live At Fillmore East
Blues Power - Live At Fillmore East
587,340 10:30 1970-11-01
Roll It Over - Live At Fillmore East
Roll It Over - Live At Fillmore East
582,137 6:44 1970-11-01
Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad - Live At Fillmore East, New York / 1970
Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad - Live At Fillmore East, New York / 1970
574,172 14:49 1994-02-22
High
High
573,539 3:11 2018-05-04
Have You Ever Loved A Woman - Live
Have You Ever Loved A Woman - Live
485,613 8:16 1973-01-01
Have You Ever Loved A Woman? - Live At Fillmore East
Have You Ever Loved A Woman? - Live At Fillmore East
485,613 8:13 1970-11-01
Anyday - Remastered
Anyday - Remastered
465,573 6:35 1990-01-01
Let It Rain - Live At Fillmore East, New York / 1970
Let It Rain - Live At Fillmore East, New York / 1970
406,723 19:47 1994-02-22
Layla - Remastered
Layla - Remastered
386,771 7:06 1990-01-01
Tell The Truth - Remastered
Tell The Truth - Remastered
363,158 6:39 1990-01-01
Evil
Evil
345,071 4:36 1970-11-01
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out - Live At Fillmore East, New York / 1970
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out - Live At Fillmore East, New York / 1970
330,988 5:33 1994-02-22
It's Too Late - Remastered
It's Too Late - Remastered
288,868 3:49 1990-01-01
One More Chance
One More Chance
261,143 3:18 1970-11-01
Tell The Truth - Live At Fillmore East, New York / 1970
Tell The Truth - Live At Fillmore East, New York / 1970
233,173 11:28 1994-02-22
Roll It Over
Roll It Over
221,042 4:33 1970-11-01
Mean Old World
Mean Old World
214,276 3:50 1970-11-01
Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad - Remastered
Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad - Remastered
211,853 4:45 1990-01-01
Little Wing - Remastered
Little Wing - Remastered
200,301 5:35 1990-01-01
Got To Get Better In A Little While - Jam
Got To Get Better In A Little While - Jam
196,921 3:45 1970-11-01
Jam I
Jam I
191,018 20:01 1990-01-01
Mean Old Frisco
Mean Old Frisco
186,878 4:08 1970-11-01
Key To The Highway - Remastered
Key To The Highway - Remastered
175,496 9:45 1990-01-01
Let It Rain - Live
Let It Rain - Live
175,305 17:48 1973-01-01
Tell The Truth - Single Version
Tell The Truth - Single Version
172,455 3:25 1970-11-01
I Am Yours - Remastered
I Am Yours - Remastered
169,397 3:36 1990-01-01
Jam II
Jam II
144,410 12:27 1990-01-01
Jam III
Jam III
133,534 13:28 1990-01-01
Have You Ever Loved A Woman - Remastered
Have You Ever Loved A Woman - Remastered
132,948 6:55 1990-01-01
Tell The Truth - Live At Fillmore East
Tell The Truth - Live At Fillmore East
128,515 11:22 1970-11-01
Thorn Tree In The Garden - Remastered
Thorn Tree In The Garden - Remastered
123,753 2:53 1990-01-01
Jam IV
Jam IV
122,503 12:05 1990-01-01
Tell The Truth - Jam No.1
Tell The Truth - Jam No.1
118,658 9:41 1990-01-01
Jam V
Jam V
114,555 18:24 1990-01-01
(When Things Go Wrong ) It Hurts Me Too - Jam
(When Things Go Wrong ) It Hurts Me Too - Jam
74,937 1:59 1990-01-01
Tender Love - Incomplete Master
Tender Love - Incomplete Master
74,856 2:45 1990-01-01
Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? - Live At Fillmore East
Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? - Live At Fillmore East
71,762 9:30 1970-11-01
It's Too Late - Alternate Master
It's Too Late - Alternate Master
69,910 3:51 1990-01-01
Have You Ever Loved A Woman - Alternate Master No.1
Have You Ever Loved A Woman - Alternate Master No.1
62,956 5:59 1990-01-01
Mean Old World - Band Version, Master Take
Mean Old World - Band Version, Master Take
48,933 3:39 1990-01-01
Little Wing - Live
Little Wing - Live
48,614 6:11 1970-11-01
Have You Ever Loved A Woman - Alternate Master No.2
Have You Ever Loved A Woman - Alternate Master No.2
48,453 5:04 1990-01-01
Crossroads - Live At Fillmore East
Crossroads - Live At Fillmore East
48,153 8:18 1970-11-01
Let It Rain - Live At Fillmore East
Let It Rain - Live At Fillmore East
46,556 17:48 1970-11-01
Tell The Truth - Jam No.2
Tell The Truth - Jam No.2
42,335 13:52 1990-01-01
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out - Live At Fillmore East
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out - Live At Fillmore East
39,598 5:51 1970-11-01
Little Wing - Live At Fillmore East
Little Wing - Live At Fillmore East
36,821 6:35 2018-06-08
Mean Old World - Rehearsal
Mean Old World - Rehearsal
35,072 14:59 1990-01-01
Layla
Layla
23,462 7:33 2023-02-10
Little Wing
Little Wing
16,529 6:35 2023-02-10
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
12,299 5:05 2023-02-10
Key To The Highway
Key To The Highway
9,355 6:36 2023-02-10
Nobody Loves You When You're Down And Out
Nobody Loves You When You're Down And Out
9,254 6:06 2023-02-10
Snake Lane Blues
Snake Lane Blues
8,056 3:31 2023-02-10
Son Of Apache
Son Of Apache
7,998 6:17 2023-02-10
Untitled Instrumental
Untitled Instrumental
7,758 2:18 2023-02-10
It's Too Late
It's Too Late
7,059 4:12 2023-02-10
Got To Get Better In A Little While
Got To Get Better In A Little While
6,003 6:26 2023-02-10
High
High
4,991 3:07 2023-02-10
One More Chance
One More Chance
4,570 3:22 2023-02-10

New releases

The Unreleased Rarities
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[SMOKIN']
High
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Eric Clapton Blues
Eric Clapton Blues
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The Cream Of Clapton
The Cream Of Clapton
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[Polydor Records]
Live At The Fillmore
Live At The Fillmore
1994-02-22
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The Layla Sessions
The Layla Sessions
1990-01-01
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Derek & The Dominos In Concert (Live)
Derek & The Dominos In Concert (Live)
1973-01-01
[Polydor Records]
Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
1970-11-09
[UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)]
Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (Remastered 2010)
Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (Remastered 2010)
1970-11-01
[Universal Music Group International]
Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (Deluxe Edition)
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1970-11-01
[Universal Music Group International]
Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (Super Deluxe Edition)
Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (Super Deluxe Edition)
1970-11-01
[Universal Music Group International]
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
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0000-01-01
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