I called up Bob and said and said, 'Hey, what ya doin'?'
He said, 'Eatin a piece of toast and listenin' to Smokey Robinson.'"
I said, 'I'm callin' because I think I'm gonna have to leave the band.'
He said, 'OK.'
And so I said, 'OK then. Talk to you soon.' That was the whole conversation.
They were going to get rid of us anyway because they were going to put The Hawks back together, which became The Band. So they'd have got rid of us anyway. I think that's why the conversation was so short.
But it didn't really cost me anything. We stayed friends and I ended up playing on the next album, so that was good.
(Source : interview by Johnny Black for Rock'n'Reel, 2007)