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  • Breakup Breakout: While already having success with a number of groups like The Yardbirds, Cream, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and Derek and the Dominos, he was able to have a number of hits as a solo artist, typically a lot more than most of the other members of the groups he was in (give or take Jimmy Page's work in another group).
  • Creator Breakdown: After the death of his son, Conor, in 1991. He came back with "Tears in Heaven".
    • And "Layla", his way of shouting out the pain from his unrequited love to Pattie Boyd, then-wife of his buddy George Harrison.
      • What's more, he's admitted that pretty much everything he wrote for Derek and the Dominos is about Patti in some way.
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  • Uncredited Role: He played an uncredited guitar solo on The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps".

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