“Eric Clapton Layla Original”

11 Aug


Eric Clapton Layla Original:

Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945), is an English musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time.[1] Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”[2] and fourth in Gibson’s “Top 50 Guitarists of All Time”.[3] He was also named number five in Time magazine’s list of “The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players” in 2009 [4]

In the mid-1960s, Clapton left the Yardbirds to play blues with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. Immediately after leaving Mayall, Clapton joined Cream, a power trio with drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce in which Clapton played sustained blues improvisations and “arty, blues-based psychedelic pop”.[5] For most of the 1970s, Clapton’s output bore the influence of the mellow style of JJ Cale and the reggae of Bob Marley. His version of Marley’s “I Shot the Sheriff” helped reggae reach a mass market.[6] Two of his most popular recordings were “Layla”, recorded while he was a member of band Derek and the Dominos; and Robert Johnson’s “Crossroads”, recorded by band Cream. Following the death of his son Conor in 1991, Clapton’s grief was expressed in the song “Tears in Heaven”, which featured in his Unplugged album.

Clapton has been the recipient of 18 Grammy Awards, and the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2004, he was awarded a CBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music.[7][8][9] In 1998, Clapton, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, founded the Crossroads Centre on Antigua, a medical facility for recovering substance abusers.[10]



Posted by on August 11, 2017 in 1970s, classic music, male vocalist, r&b


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8 responses to ““Eric Clapton Layla Original”

  1. James B. Olcott

    September 3, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    You forgot to mention that Clapton is God.

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  2. America On Coffee

    September 4, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    That does not fit into my philosophy. I love artists that is versatile. And, I like his r&b songs & his songs of Christian praises.

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  3. James B. Olcott

    September 4, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    I was referring to the silly hyperbolic “Clapton is God” graffiti that appeared around London in the late 1960s and did not mean to propose an actual religion. I agree with you about Eric’s versatility whether it be blistering Cream rampages, r&b, Christian praises, or jamming with the Stones on slide guitar.

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  4. Light Ministry Blog

    August 11, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Loved the original and the remake of the song too!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. GP Cox

    August 11, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Little did George Harrison know that Layla was written by his best friend Eric about his own wife โ€“ surprise George!!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. America On Coffee

    August 11, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    I wonder who really felt the “BEAT” after-the-fact… Hmmmm!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. America On Coffee

    August 11, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    It is still Layla orig or remake… The song will not lose course! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Light Ministry Blog

    August 14, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    This is very true…

    Liked by 1 person


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