Derek and the Dominos

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1995 (The 1996 Induction Ceremony)

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Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)

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Layla (1970)
Bell Bottom Blues (1970)

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Will Derek and the Dominos be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


32 comments so far (post your own)

Try to tell me that all you guitarist out there have never tried to play Layla, go on, try.

I say make Clapton a quadruple inductee.

Posted by david on Monday, 12.4.06 @ 09:47am

remember, clapton did not play all of the intro to Layla on the original record. The main riff was played by Duane Allman with chords played by Clapton. Once Allman died clapton had to play the whole layla intro. it is actually difficult when you have only one guitar playing it. two guitars (as done on the record; Allman and Clapton) makes it sound better and easier to play.

Posted by Danny on Saturday, 12.23.06 @ 02:00am

Layla is an all time classic and so is the LP that it came from. However the band lasted less than a year and there were no other studio albums. Additionally the LP had little or no commercial impact when it was first released in 1970. The album and the song belong in the rock and roll hall of fame.

Posted by Barry on Wednesday, 12.27.06 @ 17:20pm

Maybe being in so many groups was Eric Clapton's master plan to getting to go to multiple Hall of Fame inductions, knowing there would one day be such a place. : )

Really, how many times does he have to get recognized ? Voting for a side project that did one album deprives the many deserving decade-spanning groups that you guys all moan about (I won't name bands, I'm sure you have a favorite :).

Posted by Bookhouse88 on Sunday, 01.14.07 @ 01:16am

Allman's guitar solo on Layla is the most-overrated-worthless-excruciating-fingernails-on-a-chalkboard-piece-of-crap ever!!!! I've heard aardvarks in distress that were more tuneful...

Posted by Helga on Wednesday, 01.24.07 @ 13:38pm

That's actually Duane Allman's solo. Clapton played rhythm for most of the album.

Posted by Kit on Wednesday, 01.24.07 @ 17:22pm

what i find amazing is that with all the great guitar playing on that album,layla is what everyone talks about....tom doud(engineer,producer) thought key to the highway was amazing....

Posted by rick on Monday, 05.28.07 @ 18:45pm

Who's Helga-? She must be tone deaf. Duane Allman was one of the greatest guitar players of the era, and a brilliant slide player too.

Posted by Geoff B on Thursday, 01.17.08 @ 04:23am


Posted by Metalsmith on Friday, 02.8.08 @ 18:13pm

If you look closely at that picture, you'll notice a dog pissing on the fence, which Clapton himself says is appropriate for that particular phrase.

Posted by Terry on Friday, 02.8.08 @ 18:20pm

What picture, if I may ask?

Posted by Metalsmith on Sunday, 02.10.08 @ 13:49pm

....the one with the graffiti of "CLAPTON IS GOD" on a wall, with a dog pissing in the lower corner.....

Posted by Liam on Sunday, 02.10.08 @ 13:51pm

Thanks. I've never seen that. I'll look it up. By the way, that Clapton, what a kidder.

Posted by Metalsmith on Sunday, 02.10.08 @ 14:34pm

i'd say the band deserves induction.

1) This band, and it's sucsess, propelled Duane Allman and the Allman Brothers into full-blown superstardom.

2) The failure of this album commercially changed Clapton forever... spawning his solo career, which is nominated; so it not only had an effect on an two artists, but it had an affect on what they created that placed them in the hall.

3) The album is considered the "career-defining, magnum opus" of the Hall's Biggest Star.

Posted by Will on Sunday, 12.14.08 @ 01:37am

Daune Allman was dead long before this album became popular. The Allmans made a name for themselves by constantly touring and playing the most incredible live music ever heard. For the sake of Carl Radle, Bobby Whitlock and Jim Gordon (poor messed up guy), this band should be in. These guys played on All Things Must Pass, Eric Clapton's first solo albuma nd a bunch of Delaney and Bonnie albums. Heroin and coke destroyed them but they did generate a phenomenal double album. Keep on Growing and Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? are two of the best studio jam songs you wil ever hear. I first heard this album when I was in 7th grade in 1982 when ACDC and Ozzy were the "in" thing to listen to and it made me want to play guitar. Long Live SkyDog!

Posted by PreissDog on Thursday, 01.22.09 @ 07:41am

If it wasn't for Duane Allman, Clapton's career would've ended up in a ditch by the side of the road, and yet even after all these years Clapton has never once given Duane his props in public. ot only did Duane play the main riff, he WROTE the main riff yet he never received writing credit. Those sessions were stalled until Allman showed up and pulled Clapton out of his broken hearted, drug fueled funk and handed him his second chance on a silver platter. After Cream broke up, Clapton seemed to have forgotten what his guitar was used for. If there's one guy who continues to live on his legend, it's E.C.

Posted by J.D. on Wednesday, 02.25.09 @ 15:31pm

Derek and the Dominos had that one great studio album, but it was just one album. Clapton's in 3 times and Allman is already in. I can not really see a reason to induct the short-lived supergroup.

Posted by Dude Man on Wednesday, 07.15.09 @ 13:39pm

I hate to say yes, it being only one album, but I really wanna see Duane Allman in twice-he wasn't actually in the band I don't think, but if they do he has to for the one song.

Posted by Chris on Monday, 12.14.09 @ 16:27pm

One thing keeping this act out: as someone mentioned, it would induct Eric Clapton--already (as everyone on this site knows, the only triple inductee) four times--probably considered excessive for any one act or individual.

Posted by Joe on Sunday, 06.20.10 @ 20:47pm

I think the Hall pretty much took Eric Clapton's work in Derek & The Dominos into account when they inducted him solo. Technically they shouldn't have and doing so would have broken their own rules but I'm sure they did. Also, they probably wouldn't bother inducted Duane Allman twice, especially since he wasn't even an official member, incidentally, Carl Radle, Bobby Whitlock and Jim Gordon all fit the sideman criteria for their other session work.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 06.29.10 @ 08:02am

You would think that the Rock Hall would be in a mad rush to induct Derek and the Dominos.

Derek and the Dominos

Eric Clapton
Bobby Whitlock
Carl Radle
Jim Gordon
Duane Allman

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 12.1.10 @ 05:24am


The Spencer Davis Group
Derek and the Dominos
Blind Faith

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 12.1.10 @ 05:43am

Influence: Erics work with Cream way overshadowed his work with Derek. 0%.
Innovation: None to really talk about. 0%
Commercial Sucess: The albums peak was 16# on the billboard charts and was only certified gold. 0%
Critical Respect: Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs is widely hheld up as one of the ebst albums of all time. 20%
Bonus for having two tracks and an album inducted: 10%

30%. The hall can do without.

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 09.18.11 @ 15:28pm

Give Duane Allman a second induction.

First there's The Small Face / The Faces induction, then will come The Spencer Davis Group and Derek and the Dominos.

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 11.17.11 @ 10:23am

Eric Clapton should be a 5-time inductee.

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 11.17.11 @ 10:36am

First there's The Small Face / The Faces induction, then will come The Spencer Davis Group and Derek and the Dominos.

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 11.17.11 @ 10:23am

In my opinion, the Spencer Davis Group and (especially) the Zombies should have been nominated and inducted before the Small Faces / the Faces. Nothing against the Small/Faces, just sayin'

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 11.17.11 @ 11:28am

The Blues Breakers, Blind Faith and Derek and the Dominos. TYeah, Clapton should be inducted three more times!!!

Posted by Chingon on Tuesday, 12.13.11 @ 17:13pm

Layla was released under Derek and the Dominos, not Eric Clapton! Why the hell aren't they in yet? Give Eric Clapton a fourth induction and Duane Allman a second induction.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 03.4.13 @ 23:16pm

Derek and the Dominos

01. Eric Clapton (vocals, guitar)
02. Bobby Whitlock (keyboard)
03. Carl Radle (bass)
04. Jim Gordon (drums)
05. Duane Allman (guitar)

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 03.17.13 @ 09:21am

I think that Duane Allman was never technically a member of the Dominoes. I know he is all over the album, but he was a guest invited to play. Although, he is largely responsible for why that album is so vital.

Posted by Dezmond on Sunday, 03.17.13 @ 10:50am

I don't think D&TD should get inducted because they only had one song

Posted by Karl Singleton on Tuesday, 02.18.14 @ 17:38pm

Should Derek and the Dominos be inducted in the Musical Excellence category or should they be nominated in the main performers category?

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 01.24.16 @ 17:11pm

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