Time to take a look back into this day in rock history: November 28


Following the break up of Cream , Eric Clapton was tired of the notoriety and toured with Delaney, Bonnie & Friends.  He enjoyed the camaraderie without being the focus of the band and along with his friend Bobby Whitlock convinced D & B band members Carl Radle and Jim Gordon to form Derek & the Dominoes.  Radle was once the bass player in Gary Lewis and the Playboys and Gordon was a top session drummer, but also wrote the piano segment for the song “Layla”, which Clapton penned for George Harrison’s wife, Patti, whom he was pursuing.  The band played Cleveland’s Allen Theater on this date in 1970. After a critically acclaimed album, Derek and the Dominoes disintegrated, but not before Clapton got to play with one of his musical heroes on ABC’s “Johnny Cash Show”.

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The opening band was Toe Fat, who had a minor hit with Elton John’s “Dark Side of the Moon”, but are best known for having two future members of Uriah Heep and a future member of Jethro Tull.

Paid in full!  John Lennon makes good on his bet appearing with Elton John onstage at Madison Square Garden


Jethro Tull played Cleveland Public Hall on this date in support of their “Crest of a Knave” LP.

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David Crosby’s appreciation for Kent audiences was seen every time he took the stage.

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