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Tuesday, November 7

Eric Clapton: Layla

Layla was written for Patti (Boyd) Harrison, who was married to George Harrison at the time.

Eric Clapton was the first white blues guitarist worthy of comparison to the great African-American blues greats such as B B King, Albert King, Freddie King, and Muddy Waters.

He has proven himself worthy of that comparison through his electrifying performances and recordings with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Cream, and as a solo artist.

His searing solos on his Fender Stratocaster guitar /Marshall amplifier combination has been imitated but never surpassed.


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