Entries by AlanPaul

Dion Still Sings of America

A pioneer of 1950s rock has a star-studded new album exploring religious devotion, friendship and racial injustice. This story originally ran in the Wall Street Journal on June 12 2020. It takes a rare artist to help define the early days of rock ’n’ roll and to still have the creative vitality to release a […]

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The Allman Brothers turn 50! The story of their formation

It’s March 26, 2019. Happy 50th birthday Allman Brothers Band! Let’s celebrate with an excerpt from One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band detailing their formation. DICKEY BETTS: It says a lot that Duane’s hero was Muhammad Ali. He had Ali’s type of supreme confidence. If you weren’t involved in what he […]

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Eric Clapton with the Allman Brothers 3/19/09

It’s March 19. On this day in 2009, Eric Clapton played the first of two nights with the Allman Brothers Band, the emotional and musical climax of an incredible 40th anniversary Beacon run. I was in the house for night one, one of the handful of most exciting concerts of my life. I have often […]

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A Brief History of the Allman Brothers’ At Fillmore East

In honor of the 48th anniversary of the final night of the magical Fillmore East turn that produced the epic album.  I present the following excerpt from One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band. This is a partial, very abridged version of Chapter 8. To read the full story of the making […]