Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Story of "Layla"

A new book will be hitting stores soon, entitled Wonderful Tonight by Pattie Boyd. She writes of her time as the wife of the late George Harrison, while also discussing her days of being Eric Clapton's bride. Most notably, however, that she was the inspiration for George Harrison's "Something" and Eric Clapton's "Layla" and "Wonderful Tonight."

Imagine, three hit songs being inspired by one person. Anyway, here is a video of Mr. Clapton performing Layla live at the Queen Golden Jubilee on June 3, 2002. The other folks playing with Clapton are Phil Collins (drums), Ray Cooper (percussion), Wix Wickens (keyboard), Phil Palmer (guitar), and Pino Palladino (bass). Enjoy!

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