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Album: JourneymanReleased: 1989Charted:
from the band Foreigner wrote this with Clapton. It's not the first time Jones had 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 six more in 1993, including three 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.