Friday, March 27, 2009
This day in 1979, Eric Clapton married Pattie Boyd (ex-wife of one of Clapton's close friends, George Harrison) in Tucson, Arizona. Apparently the wedding ceremony was conducted in Spanish. Hmmm.
Of course, Boyd was the woman behind the songs "Layla" and "Wonderful Tonight" -- a more in-depth look into the writing of these songs is explained in Clapton's autobiography (which I highly recommend).
Without furthur ado, here's "Layla" from about a month ago when Clapton was in Japan touring. He'll be turning 64 next week, but after all the drugs and alcohol and life crises, the old man has still got it!! Can't wait to see him live this summer! (I suggest you click on the "HD" button on the Youtube video so you get a better picture.)
Posted by classicrockforthesoul at 10:53 PM
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