Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

Bobby Womack: The Mystery Man

Charles Shaar Murray, Q, March 1987

NEW YORK CITY 1985. The Rolling Stones are holed up in the studio cutting tracks for Dirty Work, their first album under their new deal with CBS Records, and the album which Stones insiders firmly believe will be their last. With them is Bobby Womack, the man who wrote 'It's All Over Now', the song that gave them their first US hit in 1964 and which transformed them from some kind of long-haired English freak show to a serious international attraction. Womack is there because of a frantic phone call from Ron Wood.

Total word count of piece: 8222


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.