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Most of the lyrics are from Persian poet Nizami's The Story of Layla and Majnun, which also inspired the song "Layla."
The composer credit on this reads "Clapton/Nizami." Clapton used so much of Nizami's text that he gave the poet a songwriting credit.
Duane Allman played guitar on this. Clapton asked him to join these sessions after seeing him perform with The Allman Brothers.
Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes
"Great songwriters don't necessarily have hit songs," says Chris. He's written a bunch, but his fans are more interested in the intricate jams.
The country sweetheart opines about the demands of touring and talks about writing songs with her famous father.
The "Midnight At The Oasis" singer is an Old Time gal.
Al Jourgensen of Ministry
In the name of song explanation, Al talks about scoring heroin for William Burroughs, and that's not even the most shocking story in this one.