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The Prince Of Love… Or How The Recording Of 'Layla', Clapton's Ode To Forbidden Love, Made Victims Of Derek And The Dominos

Harry Shapiro, MOJO, January 2001

IMAGINE THIS story: a world-famous guitarist decides to form a band where nobody is supposed to know it's him. While it's coming together, he falls in love with his friend's wife. The friend is also world famous. The wife won't leave her husband, so the guitar player writes a whole album of love songs for her.

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