Bobby Whitlock

A Rock ’n’ Roll Autobiography


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About the Book

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. Whitlock’s life story does more than share rock gossip about stars like Keith Moon, George Harrison, and Eric Clapton, however. 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.

About the Author(s)

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. He’s written numerous songs performed by such artists as George Jones and Sheryl Crow. He now lives with his wife and musical partner, CoCo Carmel.
Marc Roberty has written more than 30 books, a number of them about Eric Clapton, including The Complete Recording Sessions. His articles and features have been published in Rolling Stone, Mojo, Best, Financial Times, and more.

Bibliographic Details

Bobby Whitlock with Marc Roberty
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 260
Bibliographic Info: 95 photos, discography, index
Copyright Date: 2011
pISBN: 978-0-7864-5894-3
eISBN: 978-0-7864-6190-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      ix

Foreword by Eric Clapton      1

Introduction      3

Childhood Memories      5

The Sixties      26

Joining Delaney and Bonnie      33

Eric Clapton and My Freedom      48

My New Life in England      66

George Harrison and All Things Must Pass      73

All Things Must Pass Track by Track      79

Mick’s Birthday Party      83

Layla Album Song by Song      94

The Domino Flat      98

Playing Back Home      101

The Johnny Cash Show      104

The End of the Dominos      111

Going Solo      124

C’est la Vie!      131

Going Gold      134

New Home, New Girlfriend, New Adventures      137

Caribou Ranch      143

The Daytona Crash      147

Wakey, Wakey!      153

Leaving England and Eric      155

Fall from Grace in Peach Country      158

Elvis’ Caddy      167

My Old Pal      170

Pool of Tears      172

Magical Ireland      173

Back in Memphis      179

Building My Barn      183

Empty Fruit Basket      186

My New Deal      189

The Spiritual Void      193

Meeting CoCo for the First Time      195

Safe at Last      203

Hard Times      209

Lovers      214

Our New Home in Austin      216

The King of Luck      223

The Flow      229

Full Circle      233

Selected Discography      237

Index      245