Personalities | The Allman Brothers Band | Seventies | Rock

(Vocal group, 1969–76, 1978–82, 1989–present)

A southern American blues-rock band comprising Duane Allman (guitar), Gregg Allman (vocals, organ), Dickey Betts (guitar, vocals), Berry Oakley (bass), Butch Trucks and Jai Johanny ‘Jaimoe’ Johanson (both drums). The Allmans’ incendiary double lead guitar sound was captured on Live At The Fillmore East (1971). Despite the deaths of Duane Allman (in 1971) and Oakley (in 1972) in eerily similar motorcycle accidents, the band played on.

Styles & Forms | Seventies | Rock
Personalities | America | Seventies | Rock

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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