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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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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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Gregg Allman's haunting tribute to MLK

Every year on MLK Day I share "God Rest His Soul," Gregg Allman's beautiful tribute to Dr. King, which he wrote and recorded in 1968, shortly after the assassination. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Gregg…
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The story behind Southern Blood, Gregg Allman's stirring farewell album

Southern Blood was released one year ago yesterday. In honor of that and in memory of Gregg Allman, here is my story on the making of Southern Blood, originally published in The Wall Street Journal. It's still quite an emotional read for…
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Exclusive Premiere: "Ain't Wastin' Time No More" From ABB Peach Picks

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); You can buy the album here.  THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND last week released Peach Picks: Cream of the Crop 2003, a collection of the best performances…
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Derek Trucks' first interview as a member of the Allman Brothers - 1999

Derek Trucks made his debut with the Allman Brothers band on June 12, 1999 at Red Rocks. He had just turned 20. To honor the anniversary, I present this Guitar World Inquirer, which ran that month. I'm pretty sure it was the first interview…
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MLK was killed 50 years ago today. Hear Gregg Allman's moving tribute.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Today is the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s murder. Another good opportunity to share "God Rest His Soul," Gregg Allman's beautiful tribute to Dr. King, which…
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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…