Entries by AlanPaul

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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 […]

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Five years ago, Derek Trucks got his mushroom tattoo.

Five years ago I was honored to sit in for several of the rehearsals for the Allman Brothers band’s final shows. It was incredible then and is more incredible now, on reflection. Wow. Did that happen? Even more remarkable was being in the room when Derek Trucks decided to get the famed mushroom tattoo. I […]