Layla had Clapton down on his knees

The great song: LAYLA, was first released on the DEREK AND THE DOMINO'S album, but it was very much a personal song for ERIC CLAPTON and his unrequited love for GEORGE HARRISON'S wife the beautiful model: PATTIE BOYD.

He said that the inspiration was a Persian Fable about a man in love with a beautiful woman who was unobtainable, a situation which he found himself in at the time. In the end, Pattie would leave George, some saying after she heard this song he wrote about her. I always thought the cool thing was that he and George after an awkward period, renewed their close friendship...but George didn't lack female companionship either. Here's Eric, no longer Derek, playing LAYLA Live. @therealdonrocks

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