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, in spite of the fact that. Whitlock candidly discusses his abusive youth, his stories with Delaney and Bonnie, failed marriages, and drug dependancy, and the way the star-studded way of life developed right into a peaceable partnership together with his spouse and musical associate.
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Before all of the racial tension and the Beale Street riots, you could sit on the curb of East McLemore and eat hot chicken at 3 in the morning and nobody would bother you—you felt quite safe. I met and became friends with Albert King, Sam and Dave, the Staple Singers, William Bell and every other somebody who came and recorded at Stax. ” I probably saw Booker T. 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.
I used to sit on that front porch when the house was in 24 BOBBY WHITLOCK the middle of a bean ﬁeld and Ma Perkins would give me fried peach pies and a glass of sweet tea and tell me stories about her famous son. Old man Perkins never said a whole lot. He just walked around in his overalls with a brown hat, head held down, kind of sad like. I don’t even remember his face. And that’s saying something because I’m good with names and faces. I have difﬁculty putting them together sometimes, but I remember everybody and every name I ever knew and every place I’ve ever been in my whole lifetime.
When my son Beau turned six I started crying because I could see myself in him at six and I remembered what it was like to be that young and innocent and dependent on someone that I loved who was undependable, and him beating me outside of that little falling-down church. When he was ﬁnished he took me back inside and it was real quiet in there. You could hear my heart beating, for sure. Those old country folks just looked at me with pity as my face began to swell right there in front of them. There was nothing that anyone could do.
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