Bobby Whitlock

Born Mar 18, 1948

Robert Stanley "Bobby" Whitlock is a songwriter and performer, best known as a member of Derek and the Dominos.

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1948 Birth Born on March 18, 1948.


1965 17 Years Old Between 1965 and 1968, Whitlock performed regularly in the Memphis area, playing organ with local soul band the Short Cuts before forming the Counts. … Read More


Whitlock contributed on keyboards and vocals to two Delaney & Bonnie albums in 1969, Home and Accept No Substitute.Harry Shapiro, "The Prince of Love... … Read More
In early 1970, Delaney & Bonnie and Friends backed Clapton on his debut solo album, Eric Clapton, and toured America with the English guitarist. … Read More
1971 23 Years Old Whitlock recorded his debut solo album, Bobby Whitlock (1972), at London's Olympic Studios in 1971, with Andy Johns as his co-producer. … Read More
1972 24 Years Old Whitlock's second solo album, also on ABC-Dunhill Records, was Raw Velvet, released in November 1972. … Read More
1975 27 Years Old His next solo album was One of a Kind, co-produced with Bill Halverson and released in 1975 on Capricorn Records.
1976 28 Years Old Rock Your Sox Off followed in 1976, opening with a new recording of "Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?" Whitlock then withdrew from the music industry; he told Mojo contributor Harry Shapiro in 2001: "I had my own problems to deal with." … Read More


1999 51 Years Old In 1999, Whitlock resumed his solo career with It's About Time, which included contributions from Cropper and saxophonist Jim Horn.Michael B. Smith, "Bobby Whitlock It's About Time", AllMusic (retrieved September 30, 2013). … Read More
2000 52 Years Old In April 2000, Whitlock reunited with Clapton to play live on the BBC's Later... with Jools Holland. … Read More
2003 55 Years Old In 2003, Whitlock and his wife, musician CoCo Carmel, collaborated on Other Assorted Love Songs, a live album that again revisited the Dominos' songs, as well as including a cover of Harrison's "All Things Must Pass".Bruce Eder, "Bobby Whitlock & Kim Carmel Other Assorted Love Songs", AllMusic (retrieved September 30, 2013). … Read More
2006 58 Years Old Whitlock and Carmel moved to Austin, Texas in 2006. … Read More


2010 62 Years Old In 2010, Bobby Whitlock: A Rock 'n' Roll Autobiography, written with music historian Marc Roberty, was published, with a foreword by Eric Clapton.
2013 65 Years Old Whitlock's first two solo albums appeared, remastered, as Where There's a Will, There's a Way: The ABC-Dunhill Recordings, released by Future Day Records in September 2013.
2015 67 Years Old In 2015, Bobby Whitlock and Coco Carmel's "The Just Us Tour 2015" visited the eastern and mid-western United States, using guest guitarists in each city. … Read More
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