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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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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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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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Introducing my Chinese bandmates to the Allman Brothers Band

This is an excerpt of my first book, Big in China. Signed copies are available directly from me here, where you can also learn a lot more about the book. It is also available in Kindle right here or as an Audiobook…
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My Gregg Allman obit for the Wall Street Journal

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I wrote the Wall Street Journal obituary for Gregg just over a month ago. I have to say that in such times, going to work is a great relief even as it is a stress. Like…
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Jaimoe's Jasssz Band going strong

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Rather unexpectedly, Jaimoe is the last of the original Allman Brothers Band members still performing regularly. Just looking at that sentence is so sad that I can't even dwell…

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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Complete 2015 interview with Gregg Allman

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In 2015, I interviewed Gregg for the Wall Street Journal as he was promoting the release of his two-CD live album, Back To Macon, GA. The story caused a bit of a stir,…