Entries by AlanPaul

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Happy Birthday Allman Brothers Band!

It’s March 26, 2020. Happy 51st 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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The Brothers 3/10/20 – A review

I reviewed the Brothers March 10, 2020 Madison Square Garden for Billboard. Because it is behind a paywall. I am sharing again here. All photos by Derek McCabe. The Brothers’ Madison Square Garden reunion show to celebrate the Allman Brothers Band’s 50th anniversary on Tuesday, March 10 was, in a word, superb. From the first […]

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Jaimoe Profiled in the WSJ

I profiled Jaimoe for the Wall Street Journal and their Weekend Confidential feature last week. Because many were blocked from seeing it by the WSJ firewall, I am sharing again here. Stay safe everyone. Jaimoe Still Revels in ‘Music and Love’ The 75-year-old drummer from the Allman Brothers Band is keeping its legacy alive By […]

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Happy Birthday Dickey Betts. A blast from the archives – Dickey and his Gibsons

Today, December 12, 2019, is Dickey Betts’ 76th birthday. Happy birthday to an incredibly diverse, unique guitarist, singer and songwriter, whose distinct, melodic guitar licks formed the backbone of what we all know as the Allman Brothers’ signature sound. To mark it, let’s look back at this story I did for Guitar World in 2001 […]

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Duane Allman’s Spirit Was Alive And Well in 2014

Allman Brothers Band Channels Late Founder as Final Show Approaches I wrote this article for the Wall Street Journal. It ran on 10-28-14, the day of the last show. I hard forgotten about it a bit and wanted to share again. When the Allman Brothers Band take the stage for what they say will be their final […]

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The Allman Brothers Band’s final show – 5 years ago last night!

Five years ago today, the Allman Brothers Band played their final show at the Beacon Theatre. You can order a CD of the final show right here. FIVE F’IN YEARS?? I covered the final shows every which way, posting on Facebook, covering immediately for Billboard, with a story I had to get up and write […]