Entries by AlanPaul

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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 […]

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Capturing that moment when Derek got some ink

  Four years ago I as 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. […]

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The Allman Brothers band’s final bow – four years ago

Four 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. 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 with about two […]

9/11 17 years later – still raw

Reposted today, as I do every year on this date. I don’t think the words will ever be any less true. Last year, I took the whole family to visit the Flight 93 crash sight in Shanksville, PA and paid our respects. All the same feelings… Seventeen years later, 9-11 is still very, very raw to […]