Many of you commented also as to 'why' George Harrison would want a wife who was sneaking around.Well then again there are conficting views about that also.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"?He has been a decent session guitar player, but I would not count him among the greats like Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Larry Carlton, or George Harrison even.
It would be good just to know the facts- it is a shame that we don't have them as it is a beautiful and amazing song.
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.
That's how one of the most famous drummers of the 1970's also played one of the most widely recognized piano solos. For such a reason, based on Kittie's insight, I'll bet the "cool-down" ending & the title "Layla" is an inside joke. Does anyone see similarities between the theme (motif) of Layla and the first movement of Beethoven's 5th? Both are works of genius and inspire something undefinable within us.
Anyone else noticed that the whole piano epitune concluding this song can be made a song of its own, a tune with the riff and accompaniment of the Booker T. It takes a little imagination, but it would be very, VERY easy to do.
Too many girls to count named after it, but was readiung a magazine and there was a teen girl with the name.