Delaney's musical history spans four decades, making it impossible to pinpoint his contributions to the world of music. Known as a great songwriter, singer & musician, he has also mentored some of the very best: Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Leon Russell, George Harrison, and J. J. Cale...just to name a few.
Over the years, some of his songs have reached "standard" status such as "Superstar" (recorded most recently in 2006 by Usher and in the past by Luther Vandross, The Carpenters, and many others); "Let It Rain" written with and recorded most notably by Eric Clapton; and "Never Ending Song of Love" (which was recently on the soundtrack of RV and in 2007, A Good Year and recorded by over 100 artists including Ray Charles, a duet by Patty Loveless & Dwight Yoakam, and John Fogerty in 2009.
Delaney also happens to be one of the world's finest music producers. His ears hear things no one else can hear. After Eric Clapton joined Delaney and Bonnie & Friends on tour, he produced and co-wrote songs for Clapton's first solo LP. Clapton still credits Delaney for pushing him to sing and teaching him the art. He did the late, great King Curtis's last LP out of which two hits came: "Teasin'" and "Lonesome Long Way From Home." He has produced an assortment of artists such as Etta James, Elvin Bishop, John Hammond, Dorothy Morrison of "Oh Happy Day" fame, The Staple Singers, and more.
George Harrison had his 1st slide bottle placed in his hand by Delaney, who taught George how to play slide which lead into a gospel jam that resulted in Harrison's hit, "My Sweet Lord."
Delaney has recorded with, written with, or been on stage with many of the world's musical legends...to name a few: Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Dave Mason, Billy Preston, John Lennon, The Everly Brothers, and the list could go on and on. In 2005, Delaney was one of the duet artists on the hot-selling, Jerry Lee Lewis album, Last Man Standing, singing and playing guitar on "Lost Highway."
Legendary Atlantic Records executive Jerry Wexler said many times, "Some of the best music I ever heard was played by Duane Allman and Delaney on the deck of my home in Long Island." The two musicians remained best friends until Duane's untimely passing in the 70's.
At the end of 2008, Delaney passed away from complications of gallbladder surgery. However, his music will continue to be released and loved throughout time.
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