Derek And The Dominos Trivia

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  • 1. 

    The original Derek & The Dominos members all previously played together in what band?

    • A.

      The Hour Glass

    • B.

      Eric Clapton And Friends

    • C.

      Delaney And Bonnie & Friends

    • D.

      Taj Mahal

    Correct Answer
    C. Delaney And Bonnie & Friends
    Explanation
    The original Derek & The Dominos members all previously played together in Delaney And Bonnie & Friends. This band was known for their blend of rock, soul, and blues, and they gained popularity in the late 1960s. Eric Clapton, who later formed Derek & The Dominos, played guitar for Delaney And Bonnie & Friends, along with other future members of the band. This collaboration allowed them to develop their musical chemistry and laid the foundation for their future success with Derek & The Dominos.

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  • 2. 

    What was Derek & The Dominos' only studio album?

    • A.

      The Layla Sessions

    • B.

      Motel Shot

    • C.

      Live At The Fillmore

    • D.

      Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs

    Correct Answer
    D. Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs
    Explanation
    Derek & The Dominos' only studio album is "Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs". This album was released in 1970 and is considered a classic in rock music. It features the iconic song "Layla" which has become one of the band's most popular and enduring tracks. The album showcases the band's bluesy rock sound and includes collaborations with renowned musicians such as Duane Allman.

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  • 3. 

    What friend of Eric Clapton who worked with Derek & The Dominos was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1971?

    • A.

      Duane Allman

    • B.

      Jimi Hendrix

    • C.

      George Harrison

    • D.

      Tom Dowd

    Correct Answer
    A. Duane Allman
    Explanation
    Duane Allman is the correct answer because he was a friend of Eric Clapton and worked with Derek & The Dominos. He was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident in 1971.

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  • 4. 

    Who was the Derek & The Dominos song "Layla" written about?

    • A.

      Lory Del Santo

    • B.

      Yvonne Khan Kelly

    • C.

      Monika Dannemann

    • D.

      Pattie Boyd

    Correct Answer
    D. Pattie Boyd
    Explanation
    The Derek & The Dominos song "Layla" was written about Pattie Boyd. Pattie Boyd was the wife of George Harrison, a member of the Beatles, and later went on to marry Eric Clapton, the lead guitarist of Derek & The Dominos. Clapton wrote the song as a declaration of his love for Boyd, who he had fallen in love with while she was still married to Harrison. The song has since become one of Clapton's most iconic and beloved hits.

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  • 5. 

    What city did Derek & The Dominos band members debut in?

    • A.

      Los Angeles

    • B.

      Toronto

    • C.

      New York City

    • D.

      London

    Correct Answer
    D. London
    Explanation
    Derek & The Dominos band members debuted in London.

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  • 6. 

    What Derek & The Dominos song begins "I was laughing, Playing in the streets"?

    • A.

      Keep On Growing

    • B.

      Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad

    • C.

      Layla

    • D.

      Have You Ever Loved A Woman

    Correct Answer
    A. Keep On Growing
    Explanation
    "Keep On Growing" is the correct answer because the lyrics of the song begin with the line "I was laughing, playing in the streets." This suggests that the song is about a joyful and carefree experience, which aligns with the theme of growing and evolving. The other options, "Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad," "Layla," and "Have You Ever Loved A Woman," do not match the given lyrics and are therefore incorrect.

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  • 7. 

    What record label did Derek & The Dominos work with?

    • A.

      EMI

    • B.

      Columbia Records

    • C.

      Polydor Records

    • D.

      Interscope Records

    Correct Answer
    C. Polydor Records
    Explanation
    Derek & The Dominos worked with Polydor Records.

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  • 8. 

    What Derek & The Dominos song begins "Well she's walking through the clouds"?

    • A.

      Anyday

    • B.

      Little Wing

    • C.

      I Looked Away

    • D.

      I Am Yours

    Correct Answer
    B. Little Wing
    Explanation
    "Little Wing" is the correct answer because it is the only song among the given options that starts with the lyrics "Well she's walking through the clouds." The other songs, "Anyday," "I Looked Away," and "I Am Yours," do not have this specific line as their opening lyrics. Therefore, "Little Wing" is the only song that fits the given criteria.

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  • 9. 

    Derek & The Dominos released two live albums of concerts in which city?

    • A.

      Los Angeles

    • B.

      Chicago

    • C.

      London

    • D.

      New York City

    Correct Answer
    D. New York City
    Explanation
    Derek & The Dominos released two live albums of concerts in New York City.

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  • 10. 

    Derek & The Dominos covered a song called "Little Wing" in honor of who?

    • A.

      Stevie Ray Vaughan

    • B.

      Duane Allman

    • C.

      Jimi Hendrix

    • D.

      Eric Clapton's Father

    Correct Answer
    C. Jimi Hendrix
    Explanation
    Derek & The Dominos covered the song "Little Wing" in honor of Jimi Hendrix. Jimi Hendrix was a highly influential guitarist and songwriter, known for his innovative style and virtuosic playing. His original version of "Little Wing" is considered a classic and Derek & The Dominos paid tribute to him by covering the song.

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  • 11. 

    Who played the piano on Derek & The Dominos' song "Layla"?

    • A.

      Eric Clapton

    • B.

      Jim Gordon

    • C.

      Bobby Whitlock

    • D.

      Duane Allman

    Correct Answer
    B. Jim Gordon
    Explanation
    Jim Gordon played the piano on Derek & The Dominos' song "Layla". Jim Gordon was a renowned session musician and drummer who collaborated with Eric Clapton on this iconic track. His piano playing added a distinct and memorable element to the song, contributing to its timeless appeal. Unfortunately, Jim Gordon's career and personal life were later marred by mental health issues, which resulted in tragic consequences.

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  • 12. 

    Who wrote most of the songs for "Derek & The Dominos" with Eric Clapton?

    • A.

      Duane Allman

    • B.

      Delaney Bramlett

    • C.

      Bobby Whitlock

    • D.

      Carl Radle

    Correct Answer
    C. Bobby Whitlock
    Explanation
    Bobby Whitlock wrote most of the songs for "Derek & The Dominos" with Eric Clapton.

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  • 13. 

    Who produced the album "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs" for Derek & The Dominos?

    • A.

      Tom Dowd

    • B.

      Duane Allman

    • C.

      Don Gant

    • D.

      Eddie Barclay

    Correct Answer
    A. Tom Dowd
    Explanation
    Tom Dowd is the correct answer because he produced the album "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs" for Derek & The Dominos. Dowd was a renowned music producer and engineer, known for his work with various artists in the 1960s and 1970s. He had a significant impact on the sound and production of many iconic albums, including this one.

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  • 14. 

    What Derek & The Dominos song did Bobby Whitlock write by himself?

    • A.

      Tell The Truth

    • B.

      Thorn Tree In The Garden

    • C.

      It's Too Late

    • D.

      I Looked Away

    Correct Answer
    B. Thorn Tree In The Garden
    Explanation
    Bobby Whitlock wrote the song "Thorn Tree In The Garden" by himself.

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  • 15. 

    Who ranked Derek & The Dominos' "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs" #89 on their list of best albums of all time?

    • A.

      Rolling Stone

    • B.

      MTV

    • C.

      VH1

    • D.

      Spin

    Correct Answer
    C. VH1
    Explanation
    VH1 ranked Derek & The Dominos' "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs" #89 on their list of best albums of all time.

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  • 16. 

    How did Derek & The Dominos bassist Carl Radle die in 1980?

    • A.

      Alcohol Poisoning

    • B.

      Drug Overdose

    • C.

      Suicide

    • D.

      Car Accident

    Correct Answer
    A. Alcohol Poisoning
    Explanation
    Carl Radle, the bassist of Derek & The Dominos, died in 1980 due to alcohol poisoning. This means that he consumed a lethal amount of alcohol, which resulted in his death. Alcohol poisoning occurs when excessive alcohol intake overwhelms the body's ability to metabolize it, leading to severe health complications and, in some cases, death. In Radle's case, his excessive alcohol consumption proved fatal.

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  • 17. 

    What Derek & The Dominos song contains the lyrics "But if you believed in me like I believe in you..."?

    • A.

      Anyday

    • B.

      Thorn Tree In The Garden

    • C.

      Tell The Truth

    • D.

      Layla

    Correct Answer
    A. Anyday
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Anyday." The song "Anyday" by Derek & The Dominos contains the lyrics "But if you believed in me like I believe in you..." This line is a reflection of the speaker's desire for mutual trust and belief in a relationship.

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