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Delaney Bramlett
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    (July 1, 1939-December 27, 2008)
    Born in Pontotoc, Mississippi
    Member of the house band on the TV show 'Shindig!' (1964-66)
    With wife Bonnie Bramlett, led Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (1967-72)
    With Delaney and Bonnie, recorded the albums 'Home' (1969), 'Accept No Substitute' (1969), 'On Tour With Eric Clapton' (1970), 'To Bonnie from Delaney' (1970), 'Motel Shot' (1971) and 'D&B Together' (1972)
    Solo recorded 'Something's Coming' (1972), 'Mobius Strip' (1973), 'Giving Birth to a Song' (1975), 'Delaney Bramlett with Steve Cropper' (1978), 'Sounds from Home' (1998), 'Sweet Inspiration' (2002) and 'A New Kind of Blues' (2008)
    Co-wrote the songs 'Superstar,' 'Let It Rain' and 'Never Ending Song of Love'
    Died of complications following gall bladder surgery
    He was better known for the big names he worked with than his own achievements.
    He married Bonnie less than a week after meeting her.
    His nickname for Eric Clapton was 'Craptalk.'
    Clapton credited Bramlett with encouraging his singing, noting 'He inspired me a great deal and he gave me the confidence I needed.'
    He taught George Harrison how to play slide guitar.
    Other musicians he performed with include John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Duane Allman, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Etta James, Jerry Lee Lewis and the Everly Brothers.

Credit: C. Fishel

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