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By Bobby Whitlock

From early formative years making a song in church to the rock 'n' roll limelight of Derek and the Dominos, Bobby Whitlock introduced a musical trip nonetheless going to at the present time. Whitlock's existence tale does greater than percentage rock gossip approximately stars like Keith Moon, George Harrison, and Eric Clapton, although. Whitlock candidly discusses his abusive adolescence, his reviews with Delaney and Bonnie, failed marriages, and drug habit, and the way the star-studded way of life developed right into a peaceable partnership along with his spouse and musical companion.

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Jones more than any- I’m out front singing with the Counts: Wayne Thompson on tambourine, Stan Cecil on bass and Richie Simpson on drums. The Sixties 29 body else, and he would always let me stand behind him up against the studio brick wall and watch and listen as he and the MGs recorded. I watched them do “Hip Hugger” and “Slim Jenkins’ Joint” and many others. I was also often there when Booker T. was in the studio playing by himself. I watched as he used the drawbars to create different nuances of sound and combined the Leslie and the rotation of it to create moods and to color a piece.

I loved Uncle Woodrow and still think of him often. Uncle Woodrow died in a plane crash in New Orleans. The landing gear didn’t come down and when it touched down it caught on fire. It was a small private plane and he could not get out of the escape window because he was too big. He was able to help a young boy out of the window, though. A finer man on this earth I have never met. I only hope that I can be as generous and giving in my life as he was in his. I’m sitting here right now with tears running down my face, knowing that he knows I am writing him into this book of my life.

They would stay over at my house sometimes and I would stay over at theirs. They lived across the tracks back up in the woods. Their Mama was a fine woman and That’s me holding a string of fish in Diaz circa 1958 –1959. Childhood Memories 21 loved her children. As a matter of fact she loved everyone’s children. That would include me, too. We used to take a two-man handcart down the track to the old railroad trestle a few miles away and catch crawdads. It was a platform with four wheels and a teeter-totter hand-operated unit.

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