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Eric Clapton performs plugged version of ‘Layla’ after six years

  • Published at 04:31 pm April 20th, 2019
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Eric Clapton performs at a concert in Japan | Collected

Clapton has been performing unplugged versions of the song for years, and the concert hall was abuzz when he performed the electric version of the song

Eric Clapton performed a plugged version of his famous song, “Layla,” at a concert after six years, reports Rolling Stone. 

The concert, part of a series tour in Asia, was on April 13 in Tokyo, Japan.  

Following the April 13 concert, the guitarist put "Layla" back on acoustic status for the next three performances in Tokyo, with the concert tour series ending on April 20.

Clapton has been performing unplugged versions of the song for years, and the concert hall was abuzz when he performed the electric version of the song. 

The same show also marked his first performance since 1989, of Bobby Womack’s “Wanna Make Love To You”, his first performance of “Pretending” since 2015, and the first “Running on Faith” since 2010. 

The story of Layla and Majnun was Clapton’s inspiration to write the song “Layla,” which he co-wrote with Jim Gordon. The song was featured in the album “Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs,” released in November, 1970.