March 12th - Reason to be cheerful: Layla by Derick and the Dominoes
Possibly the most perfect piece of rock music ever, Layla was said to be written by Eric Clapton over his unrequited love for George Harrison's (then) wife, Pattie Boyd ... it's all a rather soap-opera-like back story. Personally, whenever I hear this song, I get goosebumps. From the rollicking intro to the, seemingly, endless instrumental coda, Layla is the kind of song that wraps you in its arms and does not let go until that little bird chirp at the very end . A very wise woman once said that hearing this song is like getting a dozen long stemmed roses. For the back story on Layla CLICK HERE.