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The Cream song Eric Clapton and George Harrison wrote

The Cream song Eric Clapton and George Harrison wrote

The Cream song Eric Clapton and George Harrison wrote
September 16
12:01 2021

It’s no secret that George Harrison and Eric Clapton were good friends. They first met in December 1964, when the band Clapton then found himself in The Yardbirds supporting The Beatles as part of the Fab Four’s Christmas Show at London’s iconic Hammersmith Odeon. What would ensue would become one of rock’s most famous friendships, featuring a shared wife, voodoo magic and some iconic songwriting.

Famously, Clapton helped Harrison perfect his magnum opus and provided musical backing to his third studio album, 1970’s introspective outing All Things Must Pass. Furthermore, the most iconic convergence of the two elite guitarists undoubtedly came on The Beatles track ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’. It was long believed to be Harrison who played the classic guitar line when, actually, it was actually old ‘Slowhand’ all along, and ironically, it is one of his best moments of the six-string.

The friendship between the two was so interesting that there is ample discourse concerning it. It is said that when Clapton fronted the short-lived group Derek and the Dominos, he penned their hit single ‘Layla’ and their album title Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs as a tribute to his infatuation with Harrison’s then-wife, Pattie Boyd. This undying love for Boyd would define his life for much of the ’70s, but by 1979, she would eventually become his wife. However, that is a story for another day.

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Martin Nethercutt

Martin Nethercutt

Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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