‘Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs’ By DEREK & THE DOMINOS Released 50 Years Ago Today

9 November 2020

Band: DEREK & THE DOMINOS
Who: English/American blues-rock supergroup with
Eric ‘God’ Clapton as the main star.
Active: Only one year, 1970-1971

Album: LAYLA AND OTHER ASSORTED LOVE SONGS
Their one and only studio LP
Released: 9 November 1970 – 50 years ago today

I guess so many more people know the brilliant single LAYLA but never heard the album it was on it. It’s the passion-filled love song Clapton wrote for Patti Boyd, the wife of his close friend George Harrison, the woman he was secretly in love with. In 1979, they married (Clapton and Harrison stayed friends) but split up in 1987.

Layla
You’ve got me on my knees, Layla
I’m begging, darling please, Layla
Darling won’t you ease my worried mind

Full album…

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