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REMEMBER DUANE ALLMAN

Visiting the grave of Duane Allman was the personal highlight for me during our trip through the Deep South.

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DUANE ALLMAN (1946-1971) was the founder and main guitar player of the Allman Brothers Band. As a musician Duane was (is) loved for his improvisation skills and his immense sense of tonality. He recorded with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and Eric Clapton (as Derek & the Dominos), but his best work is with his own Allman Brothers Band. Tragically Duane died at a very young age in a motorbike crash, just after the release their acclaimed live album, At Fillmore East.

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND continued the work, being lead by Greg Allman (vocals and keyboards) and Dicky Betts (guitar). Later the band also featured Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes, two of the best guitar players of recent years.

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My WORKSHOP PICTURES show the two other Allman Brothers graves in this location, which is the Rose Hill Cemetry in Macon, Georgia.

1. BERRY OAKLEY (1948-1972), the original bass player of the band, who died shortly after Duane and in similar circumstances, Berry and Duane are buried in the same plot

2. GREG ALLMAN (1947-2017), who kept the fire going well into the 21st century, he is buried right next to the Duane and Berry plot

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"With the help of god and two friends
I've come to realize, Lord,
I ain't wastin' time no more"

- Greg Allman (1972)

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song title reference: The Allman Brothers Band

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