Although released on 1970 this classic hit didn’t take hold until 1972. It was co-written by Eric Clapton while he was recording with band Derek and the Dominoes. Clapton has said the idea for song came about when a friend shared with him the a romantic Persian love story in which a young man, whi falls passionately in love with the beautiful maiden, but is forbidden to marry her and goes crazy with desire. The tale of Layla and Majun must of hit a responsive chord in Clapton’s heart as it was around this time we has dealing with an unrequited love for Pattie Boyd, the wife of his friend and fellow musician George Harrison of The Beatles. Here’s an all-star Derek and the Dominoes with Layla!