Death of Duane Allman

On October 29, 1971, the world lost one of the great Rock guitarist, Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers Band. In Macon, Georgia he was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle while trying to swerve to avoid a tractor-trailer. The motorcycle bounced into the air, landed on Allman and skidded another 90 feet with Allman pinned underneath. He was three weeks shy of his 25th birthday.

Allman began his career as a session guitarist and worked with many artists, including Clarence Carter, King Curtis, Aretha Franklin, Laura Nyro, Wilson Pickett, Otis Rush, Percy Sledge, Johnny Jenkins, Boz Scaggs, Delaney & Bonnie, Doris Duke and jazz flautist Herbie Mann.

Slowly during 1969 he joined his brother, Gregg, to create the Allman Brothers Band. The brothers were joined by Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, and Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson (drums

The video is of the Allman Brothers Band preforming Whipping Post on 9/23/1970 at Fillmore East.

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