In 1990, Phil Collins released another single from his album …But Seriously. For the song, he invited Eric Clapton, who had never before played on a Phil Collins record. As Phil Collins said: this is right down your street. The music video contained a lot of humour and references to Cream and Genesis. The song itself peaked at number 1 in Canada, number 3 in the US and number 7 in the UK. Enjoy
Phil Collins- I Wish It Would Rain Down
In 1985, the album Behind the Sun from Eric Clapton was released. The marriage of Eric Clapton was not too good at the time of the album, so most of the songs had a sombre tone. The record compagny wanted some more ‘happy’ songs, with a faster tempo, so Jerry Williams wrote Forever Man, which says the love will last forever. The marriage of Clapton ended in 1988. The song ended on 26 in the US. The music video was directed by Godley & Creme. Enjoy
Eric Clapton- Forever Man
There was a lot of new talent this year, but the established names also made music. Eric Clapton, for example. He invited his friends Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Tom Petty, Don White and Willie Nelson to play a tribute to JJ Cale with him. The result is really fantastic, the album even went to number 1 in the Dutch album charts! Enjoy
Eric Clapton & Friends- Call Me The Breeze
In 1968, psychedelica was reaching its heights. Cream released a song which can’t be missed when discussing this genre, White Room. It was written by Pete Brown (a poet) and Jack Bruce (the bassist). The recording took place in London in 1967, though they did not know how to name the song: it would be on their album Wheels of Fire, that was sure. Jack Bruce sang and played the bass, Eric Clapton would play the overdubbed guitars, Ginger Baker played the drums and their producer would contribute by playing violas. Together it made a hit, reaching 6 in the US and 26 in the UK. Enjoy
Cream- White Room
An early seventies song today! The song was written by Eric Clapton and Jim Gordon, both members of Derek & The Dominos. It was inspired by a Persian story about a love between Layla and Majnun, but since the father of Layla has forbidden to marry her, the love is unanswered and Majnun goes crazy. This moved Eric Clapton, who was in love with the wife of George Harrison at the time, which was a one-side love. When released in 1971, the song had no success at first. Later, it became one of the best rock songs. In 1993, the song would be in the hit charts again, because of the Unplugged-session from Eric Clapton. Enjoy
Derek & The Dominos- Layla
What a beautiful album is this. Of course, Eric Clapton is a very good musician, but some of these songs are really good, or even better on this album.
I think Layla sounds beautiful on this album, but it isn’t the song of the day.
That is another song, and what would that be?
A bit too obvious, but it is a very good song: Tears In Heaven.