The Allman Brothers Band

The Allman Brothers Band

United States · Group · 1969–2014
The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Macon, Georgia, United States, in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman (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 have jam band-style improvisation and instrumentals.

The group's first two studio releases 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" 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, and the band dedicated Eat a Peach (1972) in his memory, a dual studio/live album that cemented the band's popularity. Following the motorcycle death of bassist Berry Oakley later that year, the group recruited keyboardist Chuck Leavell and bassist Lamar Williams for 1973's Brothers and Sisters, which, combined with the hit single "Ramblin' Man", 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. Read more »

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Cops: Allman Brothers Band Drummer Killed Himself

Butch Trucks, the legendary drummer for the Allman Brothers Band who died Tuesday at the age of 69, shot himself in front of his wife in their West Palm Beach condo, according to police reports obtained by The Miami Herald. The Herald reports that...

Allman Brothers' Butch Trucks Talks Epic 1971 Radio Concert

On April 1st, one of the greatest shows from the Allman Brothers Band's most incendiary year on stage — a live radio concert from A&R Studios in New York on August 26th, 1971, aired over the free-form FM station WPLJ — will finally be released in...


Hittin’ the Note
2003 Official Album
Where It All Begins
1994 Official Album
Shades of Two Worlds
1991 Official Album
Seven Turns
1990 Official Album
Brothers of the Road
1981 Official Album
Reach for the Sky
1980 Official Album
Enlightened Rogues
1979 Official Album
Win, Lose or Draw
1975 Official Album