Friday, March 27, 2009

Love Triangle

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.)


Whizkid said...

Yeah, Layla is a really great song...really two great songs stuck together. The slide guitar work by Duane Allman on the original is some of his very best work.

Is this the same band that Eric and Steve Winwood are touring with in the US?

classicrockforthesoul said...

@ Whizkid-
Not sure who all is in the band in that video. But, here's a report on who will be accompanying them on the US tour:

I'm glad the stage won't be overcrowded with a bunch of random people like some other groups (i.e. The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, etc!)

Vegas Linda Lou said...

It is amazing that he looks so good at 64--after all the drugs and alcohol. He's no Keith Richards!

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