The Allman Brothers Band

Formed 26 March 1969. Disbanded 28 October 2014
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1969-03-26
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The Allman Brothers Band Biography (Wikipedia)

The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, FL, in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman (founder, slide guitar and lead guitar) and Gregg Allman (vocals, keyboards, songwriting), as well as Dickey Betts (lead guitar, vocals, songwriting), Berry Oakley (bass guitar), Butch Trucks (drums), and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson (drums). The band incorporated elements of Southern rock, blues, jazz, and country music, and their live shows featured jam band-style improvisation and instrumentals.

The group's first two studio releases, The Allman Brothers Band (1969), and Idlewild South (1970) (both released by ATCO Records), stalled commercially, but their 1971 live release, At Fillmore East, represented an artistic and commercial breakthrough. The album features extended renderings of their songs "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed", "You Don't Love Me" and "Whipping Post", and is often considered among the best live albums ever made.

Group leader Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident later that year – on October 29, 1971, and the band dedicated Eat a Peach (1972) to his memory, a dual studio/live album that cemented the band's popularity and featured Gregg Allman's "Melissa" and Dickey Betts's "Blue Sky". Following the motorcycling death of bassist Berry Oakley exactly one year and 13 days later on November 11, 1972, the group recruited keyboardist Chuck Leavell and bassist Lamar Williams for 1973's Brothers and Sisters. This album included Betts's hit single "Ramblin' Man". These tunes went on to become classic rock radio staples, and placed the group at the forefront of 1970s rock music. Internal turmoil overtook them soon after; the group dissolved in 1976, reformed briefly at the end of the decade with additional personnel changes, and dissolved again in 1982.

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Southbound
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Midnight Rider
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Midnight Rider
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Jessica ('Top Gear' Theme Tune)
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Jessica ('Top Gear' Theme Tune)
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Jessica
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Jessica
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Statesboro Blues
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Statesboro Blues
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Ramblin' Man
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Ramblin' Man
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Soulshine
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Soulshine
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Little Martha
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Little Martha
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Melissa
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Melissa
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Jessica (Top Gear Theme)
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Jessica (Top Gear Theme)
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Whipping Post
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Whipping Post
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Can't Lose What You Never Had
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Can't Lose What You Never Had
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Jessica (Theme From Top Gear)
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Jessica (Theme From Top Gear)
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Dreams
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Dreams
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Whipping Post - The Winterland, San Francisco 1975
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Whipping Post - The Winterland, San Francisco 1975
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Southbound - The Winterland, San Francisco 1975
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Southbound - The Winterland, San Francisco 1975
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Ramblin' Man (The Winterland, San Francisco, 1973)
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Ramblin' Man (The Winterland, San Francisco, 1973)
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Jessica - The Winterland, San Francisco 1975
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Jessica - The Winterland, San Francisco 1975
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Wasted Words (The Winterland, San Francisco, 1973)
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Wasted Words (The Winterland, San Francisco, 1973)
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Wasted Words
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