Did You See Derek And The Dominos At Any Of These Shows?

As you all know I am writing what will be the most in-depth biography on Derek and the Dominos ever written. It’s going well and every day that passes is a day closer to completion. As well as a biography the book will feature a wealth of information concerning the shows they played as a band, every single one of them, and I’m looking to talk to people who saw them at their shows. Even though I’ve spoken to hundreds and hundreds of people already I’m always looking to talk to more. So:

I’m looking to talk to people who attended the following Derek and the Dominos shows. For many of them I’ve already spoken to people but as with anything, the more the merrier! So if you did, or know anyone who did, please get in touch. Thank you very much and thank you for your ongoing support.

dominosbook@hotmail.com 

UK (1970)

  • The Place, Stoke-On-Trent, England // 2nd August
  • Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle, England // 7th August
  • Speakeasy, London, England // 12th August
  • Tofts Club, Folkestone, England // 15th August
  • Pavilion, Bournemouth, England // 18th August
  • Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England // 20th September
  • Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England // 28th September
  • Coatham Bowl, Redcar, England // 4th October
  • Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, England // 7th October

USA (1970)

  • Electric Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania // 17th October
  • Civic Auditorium, Jacksonville, Florida // 1st November
  • University Of Reno, Nevada // 13th November
  • Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah // 14th November
  • Community Theatre, Berkeley, California // 18th & 19th November
  • Allen Theater, Cleveland, Ohio // 29th November
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CLASSIC ALBUM SERIES #2: The Allman Brothers Band – Eat A Peach

eat-a-peach-4f029943051251971 was a big year for the Allman Brothers in many ways. Not only did they finally achieve huge success after the release of their live album At Fillmore East which was released in July, but the year also saw the first chapter in their career come to a sudden and tragic halt. Founding member Duane Allman’s death on the 29th October 1971 would change the band forever, leaving behind (for the time being at least) the dual lead guitar format that had forged their musical sound from day one.

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Allman Brothers Band – Idlewild South (Deluxe Edition)

allman-brothers-band-idlewild-south-1200x1200The second album from The Allman Brothers Band, Idlewild South, has received a well deserved remaster in the form of this outstanding deluxe edition. Recorded between February and July 1970, Idlewild South contains a number of fantastic songs that became live staples over the lifetime of the band. These include the mesmerising In Memory of Elizabeth Reed, the scorching Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ and the legendary Midnight Rider.

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Derek and the Dominos Book Update: December 2015

As 2015 comes to a close I want to say a big thank you to everyone I have spoken to this year. Since the start of the year I have spoken to hundreds and hundreds of people who saw Derek and the Dominos live and it’s been a thrill hearing all the stories from shows in the UK and the USA.

The book is coming together very nicely indeed, I am very excited for everyone to read it. But there is still work to be done which will continue into 2016 as I make this book the most in-depth biography on Derek and the Dominos ever written with the most detailed and extensive live history ever put together.

A big thanks goes to Bobby Whitlock for his continuing support and enthusiasm as I write the book, but also to everyone I have spoken to so far. It’s going to be great, bring on 2016!

Happy New Year!

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Derek and the Dominos Book Update: October 2015

It’s been a number of months since my last book update and since then I have been working hard on my book on Derek and the Dominos. I started just over a year ago and in that time I have spoken to hundreds of people who saw the band play in both the UK and USA. I’m hugely thankful to everyone I have spoken to, a day doesn’t go by where I don’t speak to someone I haven’t spoken to already who saw the band live in 1970.

Having spoken to hundreds of people since last year I have been sent a vast number of previously unseen live photos of the band taken in the UK and USA. These photos have never been seen before by anyone apart from the people who took them and I’m excited to say that they will debut in my book when it is released. Projects like the one I am doing take a lot of time and effort, and I am very confident in saying that when my book is released it will be the most in-depth book ever written on Derek and the Dominos.

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Layla Alternative Version

When the 20th Anniversary Edition of Layla was released in 1990, not everything was included from the Layla sessions. This alternative version and mix of Layla is something that didn’t make the cut even though it’s found it’s way onto certain bootlegs since. The most notable differences are Eric’s lead vocal at the beginning and the lead guitar parts by Duane, plus the lack of an acoustic guitar in the coda. Take a listen:

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