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 today. Whitlock's lifestyles tale does greater than percentage rock gossip approximately stars like Keith Moon, George Harrison, and Eric Clapton, although. Whitlock candidly discusses his abusive formative years, his reports 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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It looked funny from behind. That was my favorite sermon of his. I loved to hear him preach because he was so colorful and passionate about what he was saying. He just didn’t know what it was himself. He didn’t know what he thought he knew and really didn’t practice what he preached. He was nowhere near the mark. Instead of money they would usually give us some sort of food like canned goods or some crap that my mom would throw out of the window of the car on the way home. Some of what people gave us was insulting.
The game was over. Chuck and I just laughed at the chaos we caused. Nobody ever found out who the culprits were. But you all know now! Uncle Woodrow Wages Woodrow Wages really wasn’t my uncle, but I felt closer to him than I did any man in my world. He was about 6-foot-4, a big man in every way, and especially his heart. He had a place for me in there. He always had a cigar holder with a stogie stuck in his mouth. He had a ring and a watch that Elvis had given him. He owned the Millington Furniture store, and his wife’s name was Gertrude, or, as she was affectionately called, Gerdie, and they had two sons, Wilson and Dennis.
That’s where I was living with my folks in 1966 until the exact day after my graduation from school. My mom had the suitcase that I had gotten as a gift from her at Christmas packed and sitting by the back door the morning after I graduated. She had made me a great big breakfast of three eggs and her famous biscuits and ham and bacon and a sliced tomato. I had a glass of juice and some coffee. It was the biggest breakfast that she had ever made for me. She was standing there waiting as I ate my breakfast.