The Allman Brothers Band

The Allman Brothers Band

 

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The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida, United States, in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman (slide guitar and lead guitar) and Gregg Allman (vocals, keyboards, songwriting), as well as Dickey Betts (lead guitar, vocals, songwriting), Berry Oakley (bass guitar), Butch Trucks (drums), and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson (drums). The band incorporated elements of Southern rock, blues, jazz, and country music, and their live shows featured jam band-style improvisation and instrumentals.

The group's first two studio releases stalled commercially, but their 1971 live release, At Fillmore East, represented an artistic and commercial breakthrough. The album features extended renderings of their songs "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" and "Whipping Post", and is often considered among the best live albums ever made. Group leader Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident later that year, and the band dedicated Eat a Peach (1972) in his memory, a dual studio/live album that cemented the band's popularity. Following the motorcycle death of bassist Berry Oakley later that year, the group recruited keyboardist Chuck Leavell and bassist Lamar Williams for 1973's Brothers and Sisters, which, combined with the hit single "Ramblin' Man", placed the group at the forefront of 1970s rock music. Internal turmoil overtook them soon after; the group dissolved in 1976, reformed briefly at the end of the decade with additional personnel changes, and dissolved again in 1982.

The band reformed once more in 1989, releasing a string of new albums and touring heavily. A series of personnel changes in the late 1990s was capped by the departure of Betts. The group found stability during the 2000s with bassist Oteil Burbridge and guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks (the nephew of their drummer), as well as saxophonist Charlie Schaeffer, and became renowned for their month-long string of shows at New York City's Beacon Theatre each spring. The band retired for good in 2014 with the departure of the aforementioned members. Gregg Allman died from complications arising from liver cancer in May 2017. The band has been awarded seven gold and four platinum albums,[2] and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. Rolling Stone ranked them 52nd on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004.[3]

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The Ultimate Collection
Album
The Ultimate Collection is an album by musical group The Allman Brothers Band, released on April 21, 2017.
Fox Box: 3 Nights Live at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Ga
Album
Fox Box: 3 Nights Live at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Ga is an album by musical group The Allman Brothers Band, released on March 24, 2017.
Eat a Peach
 
Eat a Peach is the third studio album by American rock band the Allman Brothers Band.
The Allman Brothers Band
 
The Allman Brothers Band is the debut studio album by American rock band the Allman Brothers Band.

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Popular Live Albums16

Popular Songs13

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Listen To The Allman Brothers Band Play The Warehouse, On This Day In 1971
  –  March 20, 2018
One of the biggest bands to come out of the 20th century, the Allman Brothers Band established themselves from 1969-1971 when original members Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Berry Oakley, Dickey Betts, Butch Trucks, and Jaimoe wrote and produced some of ...
Geoff Achison + Support tickets
  –  March 20, 2018
Geoff's music has been compared favourably to major artists such as Eric Clapton, JJ Cale and the Allman Brothers Band having a solid foundation in the blues but also embracing a variety of music styles. His songwriting is original and thoughtful with a ...
15 Years Ago: Allman Brothers Band Roar Back With ‘Hittin’ the Note’
  –  March 18, 2018
The Allman Brothers Band's 24th album was at once like and unlike anything they had ever done before. While attempting to make their first music without Dickey Betts, they rediscovered something that used to fire the group's earliest successes: Creating ...
UGA's Ramblin’ Man: Tom Crean
  –  March 16, 2018
ATHENS - The Allman Brothers Band wrote a song about Tom Crean. “Trying to make a livin’ and doing the best I can,” the lyrics go. Crean may not have been born in the back seat of a Greyhound bus Rollin' down highway 41, (it was in Michigan ...
Museums and tours during Cherry Blossom Festival
  –  March 15, 2018
11 a.m.-6 p.m. March 16 and March 22-24; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 18 and 25. 2321 Vineville Ave. Tour the house that was home to the Allman Brothers Band, their roadies, friends and families. Groove with musical instruments and clothing that belonged to the ...
The Fillmore East at 50: Celebrating the Iconic Venue with The Allman Brothers Band
  –  March 8, 2018
50 years ago, on March 8, 1968, The Fillmore East opened its doors. Owned by famed promoter Bill Graham, it remains one of the most legendary venues in rock history, welcoming acts like The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Led Zeppelin ...
Legacy Unveils Its Long List of Vinyl & Cassettes For Record Store Day
  –  March 6, 2018
The Allman Brothers Band, Live At The Atlanta Pop Festival, July 3 & 5, 1970 (4LP 12" vinyl – Individually Numbered – First Time on Vinyl) The Allman Brothers Band was one of Georgia's top live acts still looking for a national break when they were ...
Blackberry Smoke a leader in Southern rock's future
  –  March 6, 2018
And Charlie Starr doesn’t think anybody — including his band, Blackberry Smoke — can take the place of either Lynyrd Skynyrd or The Allman Brothers Band. “People often ask if we feel like we are carrying the torch,” he says. “I don’t think ...

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