Bobby Womack: My Story by Bobby Womack and Robert Ashton, review: ‘honest and hard-boiled’

May0048934. The Daily Telegraph. American singer Bobby Womack performs on the Obelisk stage on the fourth and final day of the Latitude Festival at Henham Park in Suffolk. Sunday July 21, 2013.



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Neil McCormick (The Telegraph) writes:

The soul veteran Bobby Womack died in June this year, aged 70, after health problems that included cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Frankly, reading his smart, punchy autobiography, it’s a wonder he lived as long as he did. He opens dramatically with a story of being shot by his first wife (his mentor Sam Cooke’s widow) after she caught him in bed with their teenage stepdaughter.

Womack’s admirably no-holds-barred saga of sex, drugs and rock and soul is peppered with outrageous incidents – flying in fear with the blind Ray Charles controlling a plane, fighting his way around the .........