Eric Clapton Throws It Back To Another Life With Emotionally Charged “Wonderful Tonight”
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San Diego, 2007
One of the greatest love songs of the 20th century, Eric Clapton’s 1977 classic “Wonderful Tonight” is one of the last vestiges of his tumultuous, passionate love affair with Pattie Boyd and unsurprisingly, it still hits hard more than 4 decades later. In fact, exactly 30 years after the night that inspired “Wonderful Tonight,” fans in San Diego, California saw Clapton bring this Slowhand classic to the stage where supported by Doyle Bramhall II, Derek Trucks and a host of backup singers, he took fans back in time to a different time and a different life for an unforgettable musical experience.
Fun Fact: Clapton wrote “Wonderful Tonight” for Boyd while waiting for her to get ready to attend Paul and Linda McCartney’s annual Buddy Holly party.
As troubled as Eric’s life has been and despite the tragedies that have befallen him over the years, “Wonderful Tonight” is still a stark reminder of some of the pure joy he’s experienced in his seven decades of life and sharing the stage with some of the greatest musicians to ever draw breath, Eric Clapton is equally as wonderful as the muse that inspired him a lifetime ago.