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 proportion rock gossip approximately stars like Keith Moon, George Harrison, and Eric Clapton, notwithstanding. Whitlock candidly discusses his abusive youth, 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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He gave me a job so that I could help my mother out with the groceries and just living. I would put together furniture when Childhood Memories 25 it arrived at his store there in Millington, Tennessee, and I worked with two other men, Willie and Raymond, delivering furniture to the military families in Mud Flats. They would generally rent furniture because they were always on the move. One day Uncle Woodrow called me into his ofﬁce. ” That’s what everyone called me, Little Whit. Even when I was head and shoulders taller than my dad they still called me that.
I thought, “Oh, dear God, what’s going to happen to me? ” There were two ﬁftyﬁve-gallon grain barrels up against the wall full of corn that I had shucked for the mules and there was a pile of fresh corn in the corner waiting on me for Monday morning. There was a mule team harness that Ross used to plow with hanging on the wall. Dad took down the leader line that runs through and in between the team. It holds them together. It’s a piece of leather two inches wide and a fourth of an inch thick and twelve feet long.
He made me lie across the bed and he began to beat me with that three-foot piece of two-inch-wide doubled leather strap from the top of my shoulders to the bottoms of my feet. He made me count every lick and if I had the misfortune to stop or lose count we would start all over with, one, two, three. I dared not stop counting. This kind of nightmarish living would continue until I left that godless man and that godless life. Even a happy occasion became a nightmare very quickly. His temperament would change with each thought that might ﬂoat through his twisted little mind.