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The wild, insane totally true tale of Col. Bruce Hampton's death

A year ago today, May 1, 2017, Col. Bruce Hampton died in the most dramatic possible fashion during his 70th birthday party concert at the fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta.  I wrote the following story for the Wall Street Journal and was…
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Bad Boys, Bad Boys, What cha Gonna Do?

A Look At The Detroit Pistons Bad Boys Teams The Detroit Pistons' Bad Boys teams are in the news right now because of ESPN's The Last Dance documentary about Michael Jordan's Bulls teams. I was a major fan and watched the Pistons rise…
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Happy Birthday Allman Brothers Band!

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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…
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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. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle…
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Celebrating Eat A Peach on its Anniversary

In honor of the 48th anniversary of the release of Eat A Peach - it came out February 12, 1972 -  I present the following excerpt from One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band. This is a very partial, very abridged…
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Butch Trucks Gone 3 Years Ago today.

Wow. It's been three years since we lost Butch Trucks.  Below is a verbatim repost of what I wrote the next day in a haze of sadness, confusion, anger and exhaustion. There are some edits I would normally make, but I think it best to…
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Enjoy Gregg Allman's beautiful remembrance of MLK

Every year on MLK Day I share "God Rest His Soul," Gregg Allman's beautiful tribute to Dr. King, which he wrote and recorded in 1968, shortly after the assassination. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Gregg Allman…
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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'…