Music that moves us.

30 Years ago today…

ericpattie_468x354Eric Clapton married longtime girlfriend and George Harrison’s former wife, Pattie Boyd. Pattie was Clapton’s muse and inspiration for Derek & The Dominoes song “Layla” and much of the band’s excellent 1970 release, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. “Layla” was named for the 7th century Arabian poem, Layla and Majnun, which chronicled a princess (Layla) who was married off by her father to someone other than the one who was desperately in love with her, resulting in Majnun’s madness.

Here’s Clapton performing “Layla” with the Allman Brothers on 3/19/09 at The Beacon Theatre:

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