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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?? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I covered the…
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RIP Robert Hunter, one of the all-time great songwriters

Eyes of the World: An interview with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter So very, very sad to hear that Robert Hunter has passed away. To honor the man, I present my 2015 (?) interview. An edited version ran on WSJ.com as part of a preview…
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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. (adsbygoogle…
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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…
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Allman Brothers Band shares Midnight Rider from upcoming Live at Fillmore West release.

The Allman Brothers Band has shared another track to appear on their forthcoming live archival release, Fillmore West '71. The much anticipated album - any new Duane is good Duane and this is great Duane - will be released Sept. 6. Photo…
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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. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); DICKEY…
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Eric Clapton with the Allman Brothers 3/19/09

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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…
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A Brief History of the Allman Brothers' At Fillmore East

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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…
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Celebrating Eat A Peach on its anniversary

In honor of the 47th 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 two years today

Wow. It's been two 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 let…
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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…