Delaney Bramlett was born on this day in 1939. He and his then-wife Bonnie Bramlett had an incredible run at the end of the 60s and beginning of the 70s, touring with their “friends,” which included Eric Clapton with the musicians who would become Derek and the Dominoes, and with George Harrison and Duane Allman often sitting in. Here’s Delaney & Bonnie & Friends performing “Only You Know and I Know” (written by Dave Mason, another “Friend”) in 1969.
Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.
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