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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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The formation of the Allman Brothers Band

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It's March 26, 2018. Happy 49th birthday Allman Brothers Band!Let's celebrate with an excerpt from One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band detailing their…
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The Allman Brothers At Fillmore East: A Brief History

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In honor of the 47th anniversary of the first night of the magical Fillmore East turn that produced the epic album.  I present the following excerpt from One Way Out: The…

Betts on Looking Good

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I came across this little nugget in an old Dickey Betts interview and thought you'd enjoy. Do you think that a big problem with the video age is that bands now have to look…
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Back Where It All Begins: Allman Brothers Band, Fillmore East, 1970

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Just a reminder on this sad day of Gregg's funeral why we care so much. Rest in Peace, brother Gregg. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id…
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John Belushi jamming with the Allman Brothers

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); John Belushi would have been 68 today. On 4/20/79, he joined the Allman Brothers onstage at the Capitol Theatre, Passaic NJ for "Hey Bartender." Check it out: (adsbygoogle…
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Dickey Betts on the term Southern Rock

  Look what I found - an interesting overlooked tidbit from a Dickey Betts interview, circa 1998 or 99. You didn't like being called Southern Rock. How do you feel about it now? Mixed. It is true that we were the first band to…
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Allman Brothers' Jessica - keyboards only

I thought this was pretty cool. Dickey Betts and the Allman Brothers' classic instrumental"Jessica" - keyboards only (or emphasized). Obviously, Chuck Leavell is the star here, but pay attention to some of Gregg's organ licks and harmonies. //…
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Allman Brothers at the Fillmore East, 3-13-71

Well, this is pretty cool. I'm not sure of the origin of the video, but it's been around a bit, originally with no audio. Serious Allman Brothers fan (and excellent British guitarist) Jules Fothergill was able to decipher what was being played…
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Allman Brothers Band at the Fillmore 9/23/70

There's a lot for me to figure out about You Tube's new Music Vault channels. But hee's one thing that you need to understand: despite a flurry of articles this week with headlines like "Allman Brothers release full, classic Fillmore show," they…
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One Way Out excerpt: The recording of At Fillmore East

In honor of the release of the expanded The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings, 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…