About The Book

Derek and the Dominos: A Biography And Live Performance History will be the most in-depth book ever written on Derek and the Dominos. Over the course of writing this book I have spoken to hundreds of people who saw the band live in concert, and a Live Performance History, which covers every single show the band played, is central to the level of extensive detail that the book will contain. Derek and the Dominos were an incredible live band but they are remembered primarily for Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs. While the album is indeed magnificent, I made it a priority to write about every aspect of the band to create the most thorough and in-depth biography ever written on Derek an the Dominos.

With the addition of numerous rare and previously unseen photos of the band, I am confident in saying that this biography will be the definitive book on Derek and the Dominos, the go to guide to their entire history.

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14 thoughts on “About The Book

  1. KevinWoods says:

    You should Also concentrate on Dr john album where the Dominoes played on a few tracks also when Eric was in France ……..where he played on Buddy guy album with junior wells and why Dave Mason left the band etc….really looking forward to you book


  2. Peter Grainger says:

    Hi Tom: I look forward to the book. ‘Layla’ is such a fantastic record. It still sounds exciting to me. Clapton was on fire. The band was so tight. Despite Jim Gordon’s problems with Clapton later in the Dominoes history, his drumming on the first set of sessions is incredible. Totally in the pocket and sympathetic playing– always serving the song. Carl Radle was so solid too. Bobby Whitlock was an excellent vocal sparring partner. That Sam & Dave call & response really set them apart at the time. Add Duane Allman to the mix and it is a match made in heaven. Have you read Jan Reid’s book?


  3. Jim S. says:

    Wow! ‘Layla’ is my fave album ever. As to seeing them live, alas I was ‘this close’ when they played the Fillmore East. Nobody I knew wanted to go and unlike now, I wasn’t comfortable going by myself. I actually kept the ad for the show for a while till it got old and tattered. I’ve read a ton of stuff about how Eric and Duane met, what the sessions were like, etc. Also saw the bio of Tom Dowd where he plays some of the individual tracks. I look forward to this book. I don’t see the release date anywhere so I’ll ‘like’ your FB page.


  4. Fabrizio Perissinotto says:

    Thanks for you great effort! They were really a band and not an Eric solo thing, people still tendo to forget it. Beyond the well known Duane factor, well examinated over many Allman related books, it’s really the three other guys that now deserve, finally, a much wider recognition. Bobby Whithlock passionate collaboration with Eric in writing and singing brought out some of the best song ever in the Clapton catalogue, and the way they sang with their hearts out is unmatched and with no comparison. And Carl Radle and Jim Gordon, with their already incredible CV behind their back, were such a unique rhythm section that made the music fantastic, flowing at their tempo and music approach as nothing ever since. In the following 45 years there has never been something similar to their music approach, and the fact is that paradoxically they have never been that much influential because their overall sound and approach, still fresh to these days, has always been almost impossibile to be imitated.


  5. Al says:

    Looking forward to the book – As a kid, I fell in love with Layla, and Albatross, I think what really kicked them in to me was that both tracks got re-released in 1972 so, I suppose I got a double dose. Anyway these tracks led me back to Robert Johnson et al among the many inspirations cited by both Eric and Peter. It took a bit more time to “discover” Duane, and the Allman Brothers Band, laughable, but well, we had no internet etc in those days. Nice to know that other people also love Dicky’s Blue Sky. Duane and Dicky, Duane and Eric – such almost telepathic interplay, always love them, they take me to great places.


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