Eric Clapton & Mark Knopfler perform ‘Wonderful Tonight’ and its breathtaking
Eric Clapton might pens one of the greatest love songs of all time
Boyd, first married to George Harrison in ’66 befriended Clapton due to the friendship between the two musicians. Clapton became instantly infatuated with Boyd, and continued to pursue her in spite of his friends marriage.
Despite the love triangle between Pattie, Harrison and Clapton- Eric achieved his hearts desire in dating Boyd with Harrison’s blessing. Clapton and Harrison remained good friends, and Harrison even played at their wedding in 1979.
In ’76 while waiting for his girlfriend (and future wife) Pattie to get ready for a night out, as men often do- Eric Clapton wrote “Wonderful Tonight“.
Pattie Boyd recalled: “he was sitting round playing his guitar while I was trying on dresses upstairs. I was taking so long and I was panicking about everything. I came downstairs expecting him to really berate me but he said, ‘Listen to this!'”.
In the time she had taken to get ready Clapton had penned this iconic love song.
+Wonderful Tonight lyrics below+
It’s late in the evening; she’s wondering what clothes to wear.
She puts on her make-up and brushes her long blonde hair.
And then she asks me, “Do I look all right?”
And I say, “Yes, you look wonderful tonight.”
We go to a party and everyone turns to see
This beautiful lady that’s walking around with me.
And then she asks me, “Do you feel all right?”
And I say, “Yes, I feel wonderful tonight.”
I feel wonderful because I see
The love light in your eyes.
And the wonder of it all
Is that you just don’t realize how much I love you.
It’s time to go home now and I’ve got an aching head,
So I give her the car keys and she helps me to bed.
And then I tell her, as I turn out the light,
I say, “My darling, you were wonderful tonight.
Oh my darling, you were wonderful tonight.”