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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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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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Duane Allman's 1957 Les Paul goldtop is at the Beacon. The story...

It was very moving to see Derek Trucks play Duane Allman's 1957 Les Paul goldtop at the Beacon Weds. night. Duane is always on stage with the Allman Brothers band but that brought this fact home in a serious way. Enjoy the photo by my friend…
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That infamous interview with Duane Allman

On December 3, 1970, Duane Allman sat for an infamous interview with Dave Herman of New York's WABC. Why was it infamous? Well, he was pretty hopped up and he said some crazy stuff, and some not-so-nice things about being a husband and…

Expanded Fillmore East concerts to be released

So the full Fillmore concerts, long rumored, are finally on their way. A new 6-CD set, The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings, will be released on July 29. It includes at least 14 previously unreleased songs. This is the one we've been waiting…

Allman Bros At the Fillmore East, 1970

In case anyone is still wondering why I spent half of my life writing and reporting  One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band. Enjoy the Allman Brothers Band at the Fillmore East, 1970. This clip features four songs…

A very different take on "Little Martha"

I think this captures the eerie solitude and beauty of Rose Hill cemetary, which I've visited many times, and also reflects the structural sturdiness and melodic beauty of Duane's only composition. It's worth noting that Dickey Betts disputes…

Wanee Festival Here I Come

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Lots of ABB activity this winter

February and March are looking like exciting times for fans of the Allman Brothers Band. I originally posted all the details of some archival releases to come, but jumped the gun on that, publishing before details were finalized.…
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Duane Allman's 1957 Les Paul and the Big House Museum.

Originally published in Guitar World, January 2011, this story is a bit outdated in terms of how the goldtop is being used... As many readers know, the guitar has been played by many since this was written, including Warren Haynes and Derek…
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Playing Duane Allman's guitar

A special guest post: What was it like to play Duane Allman’s guitar? by Sonny Moorman I had the thrill of my musical life last year when I got to play Duane Allman’s 1957 Goldtop Les Paul on a Macon, Georgia, stage. I grew…