Likewise, Looking Glasses's Brandy, another big hit of the same time, also brought in a wave of girls with that name!
I have been reading most of the comments and find lots of errors/urban legends ect.
Another member of the Allman Brothers died exactly one year to the day of Duane's death in the same spot- motorcycle accident The coda (piano part) was written and played by one of the BEST drummers EVER, Jim Gordon who seven years later put the claw of a hammer in his mothers head-killing her.He is STILL on Death Row Pattie left Eric and went back to George!I fo you realy want some facts about this song, I would recomend getting a DVD copy of "Tom Dowd & the langrage of music".In it you will get the facts in the words of the album procucer, and see him re-mix some of the intro with his comments of both the guitars.It would explain why George said,'You can gave her'.
It was a reactive at best based probably more on his subsequent pride and denial in dealing with his own (weaknesses) infidelities in the light of his best friend's judgments (Clapton).
While waiting for one of the sessions to begin, he sat down at a piano and started playing a riff he made up, just for his own amusement.
Eric and the band were stunned - they didn't know he could also play piano! When I wake up some mornings and need to pep up my spirit... My children actually love the song even though at first they were like mom who's that? I said no it isn't, but I can understand every word he's singing and then the bulb came on for them. Shoot, is there any language of the Middle East is which "layla" (or "laylah") does not translate into "night"?
I was there at Criteria and have seen the crash of talented lives thorugh drugs & booze etc.
"IT'S TIME to PUT THEM DOWN" smell the ROSESJim Gordon was, at the time, one of the most in-demand rock studio drummers.
Eric immediately decided that Gordon should play that on the "play-out" of Layla. By the way, the instrumental ending sounds like an evening cool-down.