Delaney Bramlett Dies

December 28, 2008

This is the legendary musician Delaney Bramlett. He died today at the age of 69. He was a singer, a songwriter, and producer who worked with such musical greats as George Harrison and Eric Clapton. Read Delaney Bramlett’s bio below, see a photo and watch a video.

Delaney Bramlett

Delaney Bramlett

Delaney Bramlett died December 27th of complications from gallbladder surgery according to his wife Susan Lanier-Bramlett. During his long career, he either performed, co-wrote or recorded with such people as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, John Lennon, Dave Mason, Billy Preston, the Everly Brothers and Mac Davis. He also produced artists including Etta James and Elvin Bishop.

He was still working up to weeks before his death and had recently released an album called ‘A New Kind of Blues’ on independent label, Magnolia Gold Records.

Delaney Bramlett Biography

Delaney Bramlett was born on July 1, 1939 in Pontotoc, Mississippi. He died on December 27, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. He was a singer, songwriter, musician, and producer. His music genre was primarily Blues, Rock, Country, and Gospel. His musical career spanned four decades and he was the mentor of such musical talents as: Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Leon Russell, George Harrison, Bobbie Whitlock, and J.J. Cale. In fact, it was Delaney who taught George Harrison to play the slide guitar resulting in the classic hit ‘My Sweet Lord.’

He is perhaps best known for ‘Superstar,’ co-written with Leon Russell, which has been recorded by many artists, most recently by Sonic Youth in a version featured on the Grammy-nominated soundtrack of the movie ‘Juno.’

Bramlett also co-wrote ‘Let It Rain’ with Clapton, who also recorded it. It became a Clapton standard. Delaney produced Clapton’s first solo album. Clapton then joined him on tour with his wife first Bonnie Bramlett for the Delaney, Bonnie and Friends tour. The concert was captured and released by Atlantic Records in the early 1970’s.

Delaney also wrote ‘Never Ending Song of Love,’ which was recorded by more than 100 artists including Ray Charles, George Jones and Tammy Wynette.

In 2008, Delaney Bramlett released his first CD in six years called ‘A New Kind of Blues.’

He is survived by his wife, Susan Lanier-Bramlett, three daughters, Suzanne, Michelle, and Bekka Bramlett and a son, Dylan Thomas.

Delaney Bramlett ‘Eric Clapton “Poor Elijah” Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett 1969′ Video

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