Backless is the sixth studio album by blues rockerEric Clapton, released in 1978. The album reached No. 8 on the pop charts. While the single "Promises" only reached No. 37 in the UK, it was a much bigger success in the US, reaching No. 9 on the Billboard charts. The follow-up single released, was actually the B Side of "Promises", "Watch Out For Lucy", it reached #40 on the Billboard charts on its own merit.
A blue and white scarf worn by Clapton on the album sleeve is believed to be a scarf of West Bromwich Albion Football Club. Clapton is widely believed to be supporter of the club, despite being born in Ripley, Surrey more than 100 miles away, though in recent years has reportedly been more interested in Chelsea F.C..