After Eric Clapton and Duane Allman met, R&R would never be the same

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via Panicstream.net:

“A group date in Miami, in August 1970 gave Duane Allman the chance to participate in Eric Clapton’s Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. Clapton had long wanted to meet Allman; when he heard that the Allman Brothers were due to play in Miami, where he had just started work on Layla with producer Tom Dowd, he insisted on going to see their concert, where he met Allman. After the show the two bands—the Allman Brothers Band and Derek and the Dominos—returned to Criteria, where Allman and Clapton quickly formed a deep rapport during an all-night jam session. At one point, Allman cautiously asked Clapton if he could come by the studio to watch. Clapton refused, telling Allman to bring his guitar because, “you got to play.” Allman wound up participating on most of the album’s tracks, contributing some of his best-known work. Allman never left the Allman Brothers Band, though, despite being offered a permanent position with Clapton. Allman never toured with Derek and the Dominos, but he did make three appearances with them on December 1, 1970 at the Curtis Hixon Hall (“Soulmates” LP) and the following day at Onondaga County War Memorial, and one appearance {exact date in 1970 uncertain} at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Calif…”

Two legends meet and soon thereafter some of the best music ever made is recorded.

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