Who sang Layla in 1972?

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 recorded Layla first?

Derek & the Dominoes
“Layla” was first recorded in 1970 by Derek & the Dominoes, Clapton’s band at the time and was featured on the album “Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs.” Another title on the album “I Am Yours” was also inspired by the same 12th century epic poem by Nizami.

Why did Eric Clapton call the song Layla?

Clapton penned the song “Layla” about his feelings for Boyd. According to author Barry Hill, Clapton was inspired by a poem called “The Story of Layla and Majnun,” which portrayed the poet as a man driven to madness by his unattainable love.

Who covered Layla?


Title Performer Release date
Layla Eric Clapton 1986
Bad – When Will I Be Famous – Layla (al… Dame Edna Everage 1988
Layla (Part 2) Hurricane Sam 1989
Layla Charlie Daniels April 23, 1991

Who is Eric Clapton singing about in Layla?

Derek and the Dominos

Did Eric Clapton and George Harrison ever make up?

Clapton didn’t just collaborate with the band as a whole, but he also played with each of the four members independently on their solo endeavours. However, even after all the drama and heartbreak, Harrison and Clapton remained friends and continued to play music together right up until the very end.

Is Layla by Eric Clapton a cover?

Ed Sheeran put his magic touch on a live cover of Eric Clapton’s song “Layla”. The 1971 classic was written by Clapton about his unrequited love for Pattie Boyd, the wife of his friend George Harrison of The Beatles.