Bryan Charendoff

Clapton wrote this song, with Dominos drummer Jim Gordon, about his forbidden love for the wife of his close friend George Harrison (she eventually became Clapton’s wife). Since Harrison was one of his closest friends, Clapton asked him for permission to ask her out, and despite the “bro code”, permission was granted, and Clapton and Harrision remained close friends right to to the end. The song was inspired by Clapton’s reading of the classic Persian unrequited love story, the epic poem Layla and Manjun. This is “Layla”.

8 Responses

  1. Hmmm.. should I say you ‘rocked it’ or you ‘folked it up’ ?
    Either way, nice arrangement and performance

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