CoCo Carmel and Bobby Whitlock at the City Winery 09-12-15.
Hearing the magical songs from 1970’s Layla—Whitlock cowrote five of them with Eric Clapton, and also composed “Thorn Tree in the Garden”—swept me back to 1970, when I was 19 and Layla was the soundtrack to my life. (Okay, American Beauty played a big role too.) Whitlock’s songs hold up so well. Will today’s popular tracks endure this way?