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  • May 10, 1974
    Eric Clapton records "I Shot The Sheriff" at Miami's Criteria Studios. The band includes drummer Jamie Oldaker, a future member of The Tractors
    Aug 8, 1974
    Eric Clapton's album "461 Ocean Boulevard" is certified gold by the RIAA. The disc's musicians include Jamie Oldaker, future drummer for The Tractors
    Sep 19, 1974
    Eric Clapton's pop single "I Shot The Sheriff" is certified gold by the RIAA, with drummer Jamie Oldaker--a future member of The Tractors--handling the backbeat
    May 2, 1977
    Eric Clapton records "Wonderful Tonight," with Jamie Oldaker, a future member of The Tractors, on drums
    Nov 7, 1977
    RSO releases Eric Clapton's album "Slowhand." It features the only country hit of his career, "Lay Down Sally"
    Jan 12, 1978
    Pop band Player scores a gold single from the RIAA with "Baby Come Back," featuring future country vocalist J.C. Crowley
    Jan 26, 1978
    The Eric Clapton album "Slowhand" is certified gold by the RIAA. It contains his minor country hit "Lay Down Sally"
    Mar 14, 1978
    Eric Clapton's album "Slowhand" is certified platinum by the RIAA. It features his minor country hit "Lay Down Sally"
    Apr 12, 1978
    Olivia Newton-John continues her conversion from a country-flavored singer to pop icon, netting an RIAA-certified gold single with future "Urban Cowboy" star John Travolta for "You're The One That I Want," from the movie "Grease"
    Apr 17, 1978
    Eric Clapton's pop and country hit "Lay Down Sally" earns a gold single

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