“Wonderful Tonight” is a ballad compiled by Eric Clapton. It had been included on Clapton’s 1977 recording Slowhand. Clapton published the track about Pattie Boyd. The feminine vocal harmonies on the track are given by Marcella Detroit (then Marcy Levy) and Yvonne Elliman.
September 1976 On 7, Clapton wrote “Wonderful Tonight” for Boyd while looking forward to her to ready to wait Paul and Linda McCartney’s annual Friend Holly party. Of “Wonderful Tonight”, Boyd would say: “For a long time it tore at me. To have inspired Eric, and George before him, to create such music was so flattering. ‘Wonderful Tonight’ was the most poignant reminder of most that was good inside our relationship, so when things went incorrect it was torture to listen to it.” The track is pointed out in her autobiographical publication Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me.Within an interview with the Southbank Show in 2007 Clapton said about the song: “People when they pay attention to wonderful tonight suppose the song in the throes of great passion and adoration, when in fact these were written out of irritation and impatience”