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from the band Foreigner wrote this with Clapton. It's not the first time Jones has worked with other Rock Stars: he produced Van Halen's 5150
This won the 1990 Grammy for Best Rock Vocal. Clapton got a Grammy in 1972 for playing on the Concert For Bangladesh, which won Best Album, but this was his first as a solo artist. He won 6 more in 1993, including 3 for "Tears In Heaven."
Clapton's record company, Warner Brothers, was pressuring him to write something similar to "Layla
" so they could have a hit from the Journeyman
album. So, setting out to write a hit song with Mick Jones, Clapton followed his "Layla" formula to create this song.
Phil Collins played on the Journeyman album and sang backup on some tracks. Clapton played on Collins' first album in 1981.
The bridge is based on "Badge
," which is one of Clapton's hits with Cream. Mick Jones had the idea to use it.
This was released as the first single from Journeyman, the first album Clapton released after his Crossroads boxed set.
Kristian Bush of Sugarland
Kristian talks songwriting technique, like how the chorus should redefine the story, and how to write a song backwards.
Jim McCarty of The Yardbirds
The Yardbirds drummer explains how they created their sound and talks about working with their famous guitarists.
The country sweetheart opines about the demands of touring and talks about writing songs with her famous father.
After studying in Paris with a famous composition teacher, Charles became the most successful writer of TV theme songs.