Derek & the Dominos

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I had a teen crush on the woman pictured on the inside jacket (lower right) of Derek & the Dominos’ only album, Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs. I found out years later that it may be bassist Carl Radle’s girlfriend who committed suicide after his death from kidney failure in 1980. I’m still researching her name.

The album was released in 1970 and included some big names, Duane Allman, Bobby Whitlock, Radle’s, and of course Clapton. Much of the band fell into a period of heavy drug abuse during this time. The album is a tribute to Patty Boyd, who was George Harrison’s wife at the time. Eventually Clapton and Boyd did marry. This is one of my favorite tracks from the record.