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The Allman Brothers Band


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Macon, Georgia, United States (1969 – 1976, 1978 – 1982, 1986 – 1986, 1989 – present)

The Allman Brothers Band, formed in 1969 in Macon, Georgia, United States blended strains of music - Blues, R&B, Country, Jazz, and Gospel - into a flexible, jam-oriented style of Rock and Roll that reflected the emergence of the “New South” and set the style for Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Marshall Tucker Band, and countless other Southern rockers. Oddly - or eerily, some would say - the band’s unusual string of untimely deaths has been repeated in other Southern-rock bands. Through personal tragedy and turmoil, the Allman Brothers Band has endured and, though lacking the commercial clout of its early-’70s heyday, it remains highly respected and well received by legions of fans. Lead guitarist and band leader Duane Allman has been recognized as one of the greatest blues/rock guitarists in history, according to numerous polls.

Brothers Gregg Allman and Duane Allman were living in Daytona Beach, Florida, in 1960, and played in various bands until 1964, when they formed the Escorts, which became the Allman Joys in 1965. After their version of Willie Dixon’s “Spoonful” failed as a single, the two brothers and three other band members went to L.A., where they signed with Liberty Records as the Hourglass. They recorded two albums of outside material (Hourglass, 1967, and Power of Love, 1968) before heading to Muscle Shoals, Alabama, to record at Fame Studios. Liberty rejected the resulting tapes, and Duane and Gregg returned to Florida.


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  • MusicMagic77

    << Way back to the roots

    5 Nov 9:44pm Reply
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    6 Oct 6:43pm Reply
  • drochlen

    их музыка - услада для ушей

    30 Sep 4:06pm Reply
  • DrBlur

    The new expanded Fillmore 1971 box set is a monumental masterpiece. Been a fan for almost 30 years and it still blew me away when I first listened to it a couple of weeks ago. Wow!

    12 Aug 3:28pm Reply
  • PinkFloydrulez

    what's the deal with the mushrooms? i've never done shrooms before. are they shroomy?

    5 Aug 1:59pm Reply
  • MusicMagic77

    >> The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings (album)

    30 Jul 3:50pm Reply
  • eric_montana

    Wish I got into these guys sooner than I did.

    11 May 7:41pm Reply
  • onthewall2983 Apparently the road is going to go on a bit closer to forever now :)

    13 Apr 9:08pm Reply
  • radioacrata

    ¡Larga vida a los Allman Brothers!

    13 Mar 10:27pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    лучшие в южном роке, особенно в том, что касается долгих джемов - это ж просто экстаз

    6 Mar 10:43am Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Slaska dla fanów The Allman Brothers Band

    19 Feb 7:42pm Reply
  • igor_tcs

    Essa banda é, simplesmente, espetacular ! Me apaixonei pelo som desses caras...

    11 Feb 4:24pm Reply
  • mauromazzo

    The Bros kick mucho butt.

    25 Jan 3:53pm Reply
  • bernarducs

    me too, @warrenhaynesfan ............ great idea, @oldiesfanjohn

    25 Jan 1:19am Reply
  • warrenhaynesfan

    i hate to see warren and derek leave we love ya brothers!!

    20 Jan 2:06pm Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    More than likely I have said this elsewhere on here. They need to get Brother Betts back in The Allman Bros fold. Dickey B is back touring, playing with his son Duane Betts in Great Southern after a lengthy illness. To whoever : Make amends. Reunite. Bring the whole band with ya, Dickey if ya like.. There's likely enough room for everybody. Time is fleeting...... None of us are getting any younger.

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Eminemz2013

    Its my grandmas and grandads anniversary and this is their favorite song im so glad i found it yay!!!

    20 Dec 2013 Reply
  • rafael_freitas

    Happy b-day Mr Betts!

    13 Dec 2013 Reply
  • BJBooth

    oldiesfanjohn, I agree, Dan was amazing and often not recognized for his talents. Brothers of the Road tour, the DVD is one of the best concert footage of his abilities, his solos and ability to play seamlessly with the band was what I will always remember about Dan. A great, great loss

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • sratocasters

    In Memory of elizabeth reed GREATEST GUITAR SOLO EVER ( right now i was an even upper case)

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
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