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My name is Art Davis and I started running in 2007 to lose weight. Check out my before and after photos at the bottom of the page. I ran my first 5K and 10K in 2007 I went on to run my first half Marathon and full Marathon in 2008.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Music Mondays: “My Guitar Gently Weeps”, “Badge” & “Layla”


“I am, and always will be, a blues guitarist.” - Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton played lead guitar on “My Guitar Gently Weeps”, making it the only Beatles song in which a member of the Beatles did not play lead guitar. Following is a video that I found on YouTube from 1987,  featuring George Harrison as lead on vocals, Ringo Starr and Phil Collins on  the drums, Elton John on the piano and lead guitar is Eric Clapton.

As compensation for Eric Clapton playing lead guitar on “My Guitar Gently Weeps”, George Harrison wrote “Badge” for Clapton’s band Cream. From their 2005 reunion here is Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton performing “Badge”.

The most famous part of the relationship between George Harrison and Eric Clapton is they were both married to the same woman, Patti Boyd. Clapton fell in love with Boyd while she was still married to Harrison and she was the inspiration for the song “Layla”. It is also believed that she was the inspiration for the songs “Bell Bottom Blues” and “Wonderful Tonight”. Here is a video of Clapton performing “Layla” in 1999.

Do you have any interesting music trivia regarding Clapton or Harrison?


  1. great picks today! Thanks for popping by - great suggestion with "the taxman"

  2. Thanks for posting. Love them

    1. I love Clapton's music and I find his relationship with George Harrison fascinating.

  3. Thanks for rocking with us with such a fun line up!

    Have a fun week!