Joe Cocker Mad Dogs and Englishmen memory book
August 6, 2015 § Leave a comment
And we go to the printer today! Just in time for the Lockn’ Festival Joe Cocker Mad Dogs and Englishmen Tribute/reunion concert on September 11th in Arrington, yes Arrington, Virginia! This book is a labor of love that has been 45 years coming. In 1970, I was one of two official photographers to travel with the band and do photography. I am beyond excited to announce that the book is having advanced sales from my website. It’s grown to 62 pages, replete with anecdotes from interviews I’ve done with Tour members Rita Coolidge, Bobby Torres, Pamela Polland, Jim Price, Bobby Jones, Claudia Lennear and many others. Making a book is always a great effort. They say the last 10% is the hardest. I can attest to that.
The Joe Cocker Mad Dogs and Englishmen Tour was two months long. Leon Russell put the whole thing together in less than a month after Joe was told he had to fulfill a contract in the USA or he’d be deported. It was a wild and free wheeling adventure held together by a brilliant producer, Denny Cordell, the absolutely stellar band and “Space Choir” and the intense conducting of Leon. We were 43 people, 3 kids and a dog (with the 5 person film crew filling the whole thing for an eventual MGM produced movie of the same name, and an album from A&M Records).
Please go to my website to purchase an advance copy. I’m so delighted to have it available in the next couple weeks for delivery. With love, linda “Linda Wolf looks in places the rest of us miss. Her work is like the spaces between the letters, between the words, that give a sentence its meaning. The photos she took of this historic tour in 1970 makes me long for a rawness and spontaneity that seems missing from the overly commoditized music industry of today. ”
— Peter Himmelman, Big Muse