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What is the original version of Layla?

What is the original version of Layla?

“Layla” is a song written by Eric Clapton and Jim Gordon, originally recorded by Derek and the Dominos, as the thirteenth track from their only studio album, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (1970).

Did Eric Clapton do a version of Layla?

In 1992 Clapton recorded an acoustic version of “Layla” for MTV Unplugged. That version later appeared on his own Unplugged album, introducing the song to a new generation of listeners who may have heard the original recording, but had no idea who it was, especially given the Derek and the Dominos moniker.

Who played the Layla riff?

Duane Allman came up with the famous guitar riff and played lead with Clapton. The riff was based on one Albert King played on his song “As The Years Go Passing By,” but considerably sped up. Allman ended up playing on the album through good timing and a mutual admiration between he and Clapton.

Who sang Layla in 1972?

Eric Clapton
“Layla” was included on The History of Eric Clapton in 1972, and Atlantic issued the song as a single in July that year. It became a hit, reaching number 10 in America and number 7 in Britain. The success of the title track in 1972 led to a reappraisal of Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs.

Who originally wrote Layla?

Jim Gordon
Eric Clapton

Why is it called Derek and the Dominos?

According to Bobby Whitlock, however, upon leaving the stage at the close of his set, Tony Ashton of Ashton, Gardner and Dyke had simply mispronounced their provisional name of “Eric and the Dynamos,” calling them instead Derekand the Dominos.

Why is it called Derek and Dominos?

As Clapton recalls, it was Ashton that suggested “Del and the Dominos,” having taken to calling the guitarist “Derek” or “Del” since the Delaney & Bonnie tour. However, according to Whitlock, “the Dynamics” was the name they chose and Ashton mispronounced it when introducing the band.

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