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That time Duane Allman and Thom Doucette jammed with Bobby Blue Bland

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I'm posting this on November 20, 2017, which should have been Duane Allman's 71st birthday. It boggles the mind that he died at 24 and to ponder all the years unlived, all the music…
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Organization Man - Twiggs Lyndon’s wild life and eerie death.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); On this day (Nov. 16) in 1979, Twiggs Lyndon died in a skydiving accident in Duanesburg, New York Twiggs was the road manager for the Allman Brothers Band and so much more,…
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Reason #1,287 Jaimoe is the coolest man alive... it involves Eric Clapton

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It's no secret that I think Jaimoe is the coolest, smartest, hippest cat in town. Here's one example of why. When Eric Clapton and the rest of Derek and the Dominos came to see…
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Allman Brothers Band's final show - 3 years ago

Three 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,…
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How Duane Allman's three Les Pauls met each other at the Beacon in 2014

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Duane Allman had three primary Les Pauls during his time with the Allman Brothers Band. The 1957 goldtop he played on the band’s first two albums as well as most…
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Story behind Sweet Home Alabama on the 40th anniversary of the crash

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); On this day (October 20) in 1977, Lynyrd Skynyrd's twin engine plane crashed in a swamp in Gillsburg, Miss., killing three of the band members - singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist…
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RIP Johnny Sandlin: An interview with one of his oldest friends.

Johnny Sandlin's  death was the fourth terrible blow this year to the Allman Bothers Band community, following the losses of Butch Trucks, Col. Bruce Hampton and, of course, Gregg Allman. Sandlin was probably the least known outside…
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The Circle is Unbroken - Friends of the Brothers Return to Brooklyn Bowl 10/25

We will never allow the circle to be broken. Very excited to be returning to the great Brooklyn Bowl with Friends of the Brothers on October 25.  Tickets are just $12 and presales are a big help. Click here. FOB features Peter Levin…
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Some thoughts on Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan shows

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I was motivated to go see Paul McCartney last night pretty directly by Gregg Allman’s passing. Same thing that drove me to see Bob Dylan and John Prine a few months ago. I hadn’t…
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9/11 16 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 week, the whole family visited the Flight 93 crash sight in Shanksville, PA and paid our respects. All the same feelings… Fifteen…