Cream had sold a millions of records and have played throughout the U. Clapton’s next band was Blind Faith (1969), and later on Derek and the Dominos which he formed in 1970 together with keyboardist Bobby Whitlock, bassist Carl Radle and drummer Jim Gordon.
The band released only one studio album, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs.
Although released in 1970 it was not until March 1972 that the album’s single “Layla” (a tale of unrequited love inspired by Clapton’s relationship with his friend George Harrison’s wife, Pattie Boyd Harrison) would make the top ten in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
The album, which has received praise from both critics and fans alike, is often considered to be the defining achievement of Clapton’s career.
[For Your Love (album) – Wikipedia] (When asked which guitar he used on Yardbirds recordings:) I think the Tele.
Or the Gibson, but more likely the Tele, because I remember breaking strings a lot, and that’s why I moved to the Tele.
He was influenced by blues from an early age, and practiced long hours to learn the chords of blues music by playing along the records.