Layla is considered one of rock music’s definitive love songs, featuring an unmistakable guitar figure played by Eric Clapton and Duane Allman, and a piano coda that comprises the second half of the song. It was inspired by Clapton’s then unrequited love for Pattie Boyd, the wife of his friend and fellow musician George Harrison. The song has since experienced great critical and popular acclaim, and is often hailed as being among the greatest rock songs of all time. In 2004 it was ranked #27 on Rolling Stone's list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. x
It’s a tragedy that I forgot about this song and a mortal sin that I haven’t listened to it every day of the last 23 years and 5 months of my life.