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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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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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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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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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Butch Trucks gone one year today.

Wow. It's been a year since we lost Butch Trucks.  I am reposting what I wrote last year the next day in a haze of sadness, confusion, anger and exhaustion verbatim below. I see some changes I would make, but I think it best to let the…
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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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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…