Can you believe it? Get out of here. But Glyn and I did have a number of which I thought was all wrong, because he knew all the parts that back-and-forth discussions and finally I accepted that he had gotten enough of an idea of the kind of sound I was looking for that I could trust him to follow those precepts and it would be OK. I also knew I could work further on the sound when I got back to Chicago.
Hubert Sumlin : Wolf was on a dialysis machine right in the studio, with doctors tending him night and day. His problem was arrhythmia, which was easily controlled by prescription drugs. I had gone with him in Chicago to see his doctor, who knew him well.
So part of my responsibility on that trip was to make sure he took his pills. I think Bill Wyman did show up, but he was not keen to play without Charlie. We put out an urgent call for musicians and the first pair to turn up were Ringo Starr and Klaus Voormann. Klaus Voormann bassist : Bill Wyman was definitely there that first day. I remember because I was surprised by how talkative he was. Norman Dayron : Bill was very keen to support the project but Ringo and Klaus knew each other and had played together often, so they were the obvious choice for that first day.
Klaus Voormann : Wolf sat on a chair, but there was no control coming from him. In fact, there was no control from anywhere. I remember the whole band sitting there after having played a few takes. Was it bad? What shall we do?
He knows what he wants. Klaus Voormann : Once we got started, Wolf took the microphone off the mike stand, walked up to us, bending down real close, looking us in the face with his dark eyes, singing his arse off. What power! What magic.
What a great guy! Ringo Starr : He was great. He was the Wolf Man. We had all the baffles around the drums and I had the cans on and my eyes closed, playing to him and then suddenly it just seemed a bit Norman Dayron : Ringo and Klaus caught on right away to what we were trying to do. They did a good job. He just sat there in a corner and let this young white kid kinda run the show and tell everyone what to do. It was a bit strange. He was very modest and was quite embarrassed too.
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