The duo's version of 'Only You Know And I Know' outdid the one by its writer, Dave Mason.
Released on 23 September 1970, The Allman Brothers Band's Idlewild South is a quintessential slice of Southern Rock and remains an underrated gem.
The sessions at which Derek and The Dominos recorded their album have become known as the Layla Sessions, but they produced a masterpiece.
Eric Clapton's 461 Ocean Boulevard gave "Slowhand" his first chart-topping LP in the US.
The late, lamented guitarist also played the guitar on the Allman Brothers Band's first two albums.
Now hailed as classics, neither Derek And The Dominos’ ‘Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs’ album, nor the ‘Layla’ single, were big hits on their first release.
Listen to our playlist of this unique instrument, honouring 'Leo' Fender, born on 10 August 1909.
Taken from George Harrison’s towering 'All Things Must Pass' album, this beautiful song has the distinction of being the first No.1 single in the UK and America by a former Beatle
On 25 July 1970, Eric's name appeared on the charts as a solo artist for the first time.
When Eric Clapton's new band Derek and the Dominos played their first gig on 14 June 1970 they did not even have a name until just before they went on stage
After the group's original and versions by everyone from Al Green to Brenda Lee, Joe made the song his own.
Carl Radle's playing was of the highest order and this gentle man was much loved and respected by all that worked with him and knew him.
John Mayall's 1971 album temporarily welcomed back two now world-famous former members of his band.
The song, which has already attracted more than one hundred versions, is one of June's Hendrix favourites.
To pick the best Eric Clapton songs, this playlist spans his early years with the Yardbirds, to Cream, Blind Faith and his prolific solo career.