Eric Clapton wrote the song "Layla" when a band member of Derek and The Dominos in 1970. The band made only one album, "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs." When the album was released in December 1970, it was a critical and commercial flop. "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs" has continued to be noticed by critics and has been named one of the best albums of all time. This is certainly one of my favorites.