21 Feb 11
Bobby Whitlock’s long-awaited autobiography was published in December 2010 by McFarland & Company. Reviews have been great and it’s already in its fourth printing. Co-written with Marc Roberty, it takes readers on a musical journey from Bobby’s teen-age days at Stax Records, his time with Delaney & Bonnie & Friends and Derek & The Dominos, through his session work and solo career. As Bobby is a natural-born storyteller, the book has plenty of anecdotes about Eric Clapton, the rest of the Dominos, George Harrison, The Rolling Stones, The Allman Brothers, Leon Russell and more along with an insider’s perspective about the recording of legendary albums Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs, All Things Must Pass, and Exile On Main Street. He also candidly discusses his abusive childhood, failed marriages and drug addiction, and how the star-studded lifestyle evolved into a peaceful partnership with his wife and musical partner, CoCo Carmel. The book’s foreword is by Eric Clapton.
Some of the reader reviews at online booksellers have said:
An incredible read from start to finish …
Highly recommended; a deep insight into rock music …
Informative and inspirational …
A “must read” for music lovers …
Now through 20 March 2011, Where’s Eric! Magazine Subscribers can enter to win copies courtesy of the publisher, McFarland & Company. ONE GRAND PRIZE of Bobby Whitlock: A Rock ‘N Roll Autobiography, autographed by Bobby, will be awarded. FOUR RUNNERS UP will receive an unsigned copy of the book. Keep reading for entry instructions …
TO ENTER THE CONTEST:
Contest is open *ONLY* to Where’s Eric! Magazine Subscribers. Current subscription to Where’s Eric! Magazine will be confirmed. One entry per subscriber. Entering is easy … just send your name and address by email along with your answer to the contest question. Use the subject header BOBBY BOOK, email [email protected], include your full name, postal address and answer this question: “How many songs on Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs were written by both Eric Clapton and Bobby Whitlock?”
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ABOUT BOBBY WHITLOCK
Bobby Whitlock is an American musician and songwriter. He 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 resides in Texas with his wife and musical partner, CoCo Carmel.
CATCH BOBBY AT THE SAXON IN AUSTIN, TEXAS
If you’re heading to SXSW in March or find yourself in Austin on any Sunday evening, you can catch Bobby performing with CoCo Carmel at The Saxon (6PM). Keep up with Bobby’s performance and album news by sending him a friend request on Facebook to “DominoBobbyWhitlock” or “Bobby Whitlock”. Don’t forget to check out Bobby’s Official Website
ABOUT MARC ROBERTY
Marc Roberty is a music historian. He has written more than 30 books, several of them about Eric Clapton. His articles and features have been published by Rolling Stone, Mojo, Financial Times and Where’s Eric! Magazine.
Contest starts 21 February 2011 and ends 20 March 2011 at 23:59 (time is local to London). Contest is open to all Where’s Eric! Magazine subscribers worldwide. Current subscription to Where’s Eric! Magazine will be confirmed. One entry per subscriber. Multiple entries, incomplete entries and those from non-subscribers will result in disqualification. Answer to contest question (above), along with full name and postal address should be sent to [email protected] with the subject header "Bobby Book". Where’s Eric! is not responsible for the timeliness of delivery or electronic or computer malfunctions that may affect delivery or content of the entry. Winners selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received on or about 21 March 2011. Winners notified by email by 24 March 2011. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Prizes are non-transferable and non-exchangeable. No substitution or cash equivalent will be made. Any taxes / customs duties imposed are the responsibility of the prize winner. All decisions of Where’s Eric! are final.