Rita Coolidge and ‘Layla’

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Her memoir reveals untold story behind the song…

(via Purple Clover) by Kevin Haynes

You’ll never hear “Layla” the same way again. The stunning piano coda that caps Derek and the Dominos’ signature song was apparently co-written by Rita Coolidge.

“I think it’s time everyone knew that [“Layla”] also has a mother,” she says in her upcoming memoir, “Delta Lady,” available April 5.

Coolidge, 70, claims the melody was lifted from a 1970 song she had written with then-boyfriend Jim Gordon, the band’s drummer, “Time (Don’t Let the World Get in Our Way).”

Read more: http://www.purpleclover.com/blog/6289-rita-coolidge-and-layla/

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