Monday, 30 September 2013

Layla - Eric Clapton

Layla Eric Clapton

Layla, you've got me on my knees.
Layla, I'm begging, darling please.
Layla, darling won't you ease my worried mind

Amazingly enough the classic song Layla was not successful when it was first released – it was many years before the true merits of the track were realised.  One of its problems was that the track was 7 minutes long which was very very long indeed by the standards of the early 1970's.

Eric Clapton co-wrote the song with Jim Gordon.

Who will ever forget the unplugged version?

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  1. I had the fortune of seeing Eric Clapton in concert at the Yale Bowl in New Haven back in the early 70's. He put on an incredible concert. We left after 2 hours and folks said he played another 1 1/2 hours! When he played Layla so many people stormed the stage and he had to BEG them to step back. Unforgettable performance by a master guitarist and all around musician. Glad he is still around.

  2. I like the whole Clapton Unplugged CD. This is a good song.

  3. Love love love Eric Clapton.

    Marianne from Let's Read

  4. One of his best! I'm envious of Patty having seen him live!


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