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Sometimes the truth hurts but it didn't appear that there was any malice on the part of Bobby. Bobby Whitlock was (is) an influential figure in some of the most important music of the 70's working with George Harrison as well as a founder member of Derek and the Dominos with Eric Clapton. Unable to add item to List. --This text refers to the, From early childhood singing in church to the rock 'n' roll limelight of Derek and the Dominos, Bobby Whitlock launched a musical journey still going to this day. When I first saw that Bobby had written a book about his life I thoght that this is going to be interesting. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Whitlock candidly discusses his abusive childhood, his experiences with Delaney and Bonnie, failed marriages, and drug addiction, and how the star-studded lifestyle evolved into a peaceful partnership with his wife and musical partner. Please try again. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 18, 2013. There might be some bias here on my part as I have always thought Bobby Whitlock was understated in his notoriety with Derek and the Dominos. Mr. Whitlock captivated me in the first 120-150 pages of his account of his days between America and England, starting with his brutal childhood (courtesy of one of the most despicable fathers in memory) and his moving on in life, spreading his wings and blossoming as a musician/composer and member of a inner circle with some of the greatest blues/rock musicians ever. unabashed and tell-it-like-it-is approach to a narrative which reminds me of the best of modern American storytelling, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 15, 2014. However, once Bobby got established and hooked on junk with Clapton, the tales of excess, and the associated name-dropping and brushes with the law, just become boring. There's a problem loading this menu right now. The drugs, the bad and good decisions made by a very young man, and the crazy lifestyle are all here. This book has some great inside story telling from the Delaney & Bonnie days, Derek and the Dominoes and some George Harrison content. Essential reading for Derek & The Dominos fans. 0 with reviews - Be the first. Bobby Whitlock has lived an incredible life. The fact that he hung out with Keith Moon shows a total lack of discernment and 'smarts'. Please try again. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 8, 2014. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Here is a short synopsis of the book:. Eric Clapton wrote the foreword. My only wonder is that Bobby waited so long to share his tale of the ups and downs of the world of rock and roll - and it certainly paints a less than pretty picture of it much of the time. Lots of victims there.. A must read for fans of Derek and the Dominos, Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2016. From early childhood singing in church to the rock 'n' roll limelight of Derek and the Dominos, Bobby Whitlock launched a musical journey still going to this day. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. From shacks to chateaus and back again. Lots of victims there.. A must read for fans of Derek and the Dominos. Bobby has been both down in the mud, and up in the shine. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Read Bobby Whitlock: A Rock 'n' Roll Autobiography book reviews & author details and more at Amazon.in. McFarland & Co Inc; Illustrated Edition (1 October 2010). Please enter the subject. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Or perhaps a better comparison might be Woody Guthrie's `Bound For Glory' or Levon Helm's `This Wheel's On Fire' because this story is the story of the incredible life of Bobby Whitlock who has gone through the fire and come out the other side, not necessarily unscathed, but certainly stronger and deeper for the life he has lived. He now lives with his wife and musical partner, CoCo Carmel. Reviewed in the United States on September 12, 2012. The name field is required. Bobby Whitlock is an open book and a wonderful storyteller in the finest Southern tradition reaching all the way back to William Faulkner, Mark Twain (another tremendous writer who grew up on the Mississippi and lived to tell the tale), Harper Lee, and Margaret Mitchell. Some of the info took me by surprise especially what and how he wrote about his childhood, his extended family in Tennessee and Arkansas and what he wrote about Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett. Reviewed in the United States on July 29, 2014. It's not quite clear how he came to be such an accomplished musician and singer, but his tales of making it in the music business first with Delaney and Bonnie (about whom he is commendably frank), and then Eric Clapton and the legendary Dominos (about whom he is also frank), are page-turningly gripping. I enjoyed Whitlock's honesty, and the fact that there was very little bragging about himself, but rather a true account with all the details left in. We have no control of what our individual family members do or, for that matter, choose not to do. Together they spear-headed one of the major music albums of all time...right up there with the Beatles or 'Stones or Hendrix or Santana! Also, having come from the drug culture myself I know that that world is dangerous and has taken many people away, physically, as well as, emotionally and spiritually. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions. Or perhaps a better comparison might be Woody Guthrie's `Bound For Glory' or Levon Helm's `This Wheel's On Fire' because this story is the story of the incredible life of Bobby Whitlock who has gone through the fire and come out the other side, not necessarily unscathed, but certainly stronger and deeper for the life he has lived. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 18, 2013. From early childhood singing in church to the rock 'n' roll limelight of Derek and the Dominos, Bobby Whitlock launched a musical journey still going to this day. However, once Bobby got established and hooked on junk with Clapton, the tales of excess, and the associated name-dropping and brushes with the law, just become boring. Another initially promising, but ultimately rather depressing, tale of how the rock'n'roll life turned empty. I enjoyed Whitlock's honesty, and the fact that there was very little bragging about himself, but rather a true account with all the details left in. Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? Sometimes the truth hurts but it didn't appear that there was any malice on the part of Bobby. Whitlock candidly discusses his abusive childhood, his experiences with Delaney and Bonnie, failed marriages, and drug addiction, and how the star-studded lifestyle evolved into a peaceful partnership with his wife and musical partner. "Bobby Whitlock's life story does more than share rock gossip about stars like Keith Moon, George Harrison, and Eric Clapton, however. © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. I don't know why that is but it is very evident with some authors. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Delaney Bramlett died during the course of writing this book and this is the first time that the whole Delaney and Bonnie and Friends story has been told from the inside. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. I think there is a distinctly American way to telling a story. Excellent first half, loses steam in the second half. From early childhood singing in church to the rock ’n’ roll limelight of Derek and the Dominos, Bobby Whitlock launched a musical journey still going to this day. Bobby Whitlock: A Rock 'n' Roll Autobiography. And yet just as much as this is the story of a Buddy Guy or Robert Johnson or Huddy Ledbetter - this is also the story of Bobby Whitlock. See details. Every Night's a Saturday Night: The Rock 'n' Roll Life of Legendary Sax Man Bobby Keys, Jack Bruce Composing Himself: The Authorised Biography, Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer’s Life in Music, She's a Rainbow: The Extraordinary Life of Anita Pallenberg: The Black Queen, Live at the Fillmore East and West: Getting Backstage and Personal with Rock's Greatest Legends, Jennifer Juniper: A Journey Beyond the Muse, The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret, Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Bobby Whitlock was an original member of the rock band Derek and the Dominos and played on George Harrison's first solo album, All Things Must Pass. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The fact that he hung out with Keith Moon shows a total lack of discernment and 'smarts'. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. He's written numerous songs performed by such artists as George Jones and Sheryl Crow. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Discover the best of shopping and entertainment with Amazon Prime. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address(es). Let me start by saying that I was fortunate enough to be witness to the seeds of this wonderful autobiography as it unfolded before my very eyes. What a tremendous read! Would you also like to submit a review for this item? Whitlock’s life story does more than share rock gossip about stars like Keith Moon, George Harrison, and Eric Clapton, however. You can read this eBook on any device that supports DRM-free EPUB or DRM-free PDF format. I think there is a distinctly American way to telling a story. Whitlock's life story does more than share rock gossip about stars like Keith Moon, George Harrison, and Eric Clapton, however. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Whitlock examines his abusive childhood, his experiences with Delaney and Bonnie, the music industry, failed marriages, and drug addiction, and how the star-studded lifestyle evolved into a peaceful partnership with his wife and current musical partner"--Provided by publisher. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery on millions of eligible domestic and international items, in addition to exclusive access to movies, TV shows, and more.

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