Not my favorite, but the guy on the left with the doubleneck was my cousin Tommy Dawes. I found this after I heard it someplace recently. The haunting thing is Tommy looks a lot here like he did the last time I ever saw him; at my mother's funeral in 1969. After this recent interest I found out Tommy passed away in 2007, from an obnoxious comment on one of the Utube videos. I contacted my brother and he confirmed it. "Oh, I thought I told you about that..." Tommy went on to become an ad man and he is the one who wrote the Alka Seltzer jingle "Plop plop, fizz fizz, oh what a relief it is." He also coined the phrase, "7-UP, the Uncola." I heard he bought Neil simon's old mansion in Long Island many years ago. My part of the family was kind of from 'the wrong side of the tracks' and we were not a close knit family. He was also a diving champion. I'll always have the fondest memories of him and his family. The Cyrkle were friends with the Beatles, I think Lennon specifically, I remember Tommy's mom had autographed pictures of the Beatles in her house outside Albany, NY. My brothers saw the Beatles at Shea I think it was '65. I had one of the ticket stubs but lost it in my travels.I think The Cyrkle opened for The Beatles, they were virtually unheard due to the screaming fans. My nephew has a one of a kind 33rpm album made by Tommy before she passed away. He refuses to give me a copy for some unknown reason, I have no choice but to let it go.
The vocals on these two songs feature long-time collaborator Marcy Levy and Yvonne Elliman, who delivers a stellar version of "Can't Find My Way Home," a song that Steve Winwood originally sang while he and Clapton were in Blind Faith. Clapton's guitar work, as always, is astounding. Performing with Clapton here is his mid-'70s band, when he used second guitarist George Terry, and the late Carl Radle, who was also the bassist in Derek & the Dominos.