10 Facts You (definitely) Didn’t Know About Classic Rock

7. The famous opening guitar on Derek and the Dominoes’ “Layla” is NOT Eric Clapton

Many people consider that Clapton is one of the best guitarists that ever existed. However, in one of his best known and most prestigious songs, it is not Clapton playing the guitar. It’s Duane Allman, from the Allman Brothers band. Clapton could not hold a single singing note and play several guitar lines at the same time, so his friend helped him. So remember when you’re circling Layla and you think, “My God, Clapton is amazing” that you really should be thinking, “My God, Duane Allman is amazing.”

However, Clapton is still amazing in all the other songs.

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