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CHRONOLOGY PART 2: 1969

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1969    
     
  Laura Nyro recording sessions at the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios.
  The 31st Of February single 'In The Morning When I'm Real / Porcelain Mirrors' is released. (DETAILS)

Cash Box
May 17, 1969
page 40
Miles Davis's compilation album 'Greatest Hits' is released. (DETAILS)
This album is mentioned by Duane in a December 10, 1970 interview with Jon Tiven (New Haven Rock Press). (READ)
  Lou Johnson's album 'Sweet Southern Soul' is released. (DETAILS)
  Brook Benton's album 'Do Your Own Thing' is released. (DETAILS)
  Solomon Burke's single 'That Lucky Old Sun / How Big A Fool (Can A Fool Be' is released. (NOTE)
    JANUARY 1969


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January 1: Duane Allman writes in his diary: "This year I will be more thoughtful of my fellow man, exert more effort in each of my endeavors professionally as well as personally. Take love wherever I find it, and offer it to everyone who will take it. In this coming year I will seek knowledge from those wiser than me and try to teach those who wish to learn from me. I love being alive and I will be the best man I possibly can".
  January 2: King Curtis recording session at American Sound Studio in Memphis, TN. (NOTE)
    January 2: Duane drives from Daytona, FL back to Muscle Shoals, AL. (NOTE)
  January 4: Arthur Conley's 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' enters the Billboard Top 100.
  January 4 & 5: Clarence Carter recording sessions at Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. (NOTE)
    January 5: Duane leaves for New York for the Aretha Franklin recording sessions. (NOTE)
  January 6 (???): 'Soul Survivors' recording sessions at Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. (NOTE)
  January 6: Clarence Carter recording session at Fame Recording Studios. (NOTE)
    January 6: Donna Weiss recording sessions at Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City. (NOTE)


photos by Stephen Paley

January 7-10: Aretha Franklin recording sessions at Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City. (NOTE)
  January 10 or 11: Duane and Jimmy Johnson attend a B.B. King concert at the Fillmore East in New York. Johnny Winter was the opening act. (NOTE)
  January 11: Arthur Conley's 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' enters the Cash Box Top 100.

photo by Stephen Paley


photo by Stephen Paley

January 14: Wilson Pickett recording sessions at Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City. The track 'Un' Avventura' is recorded. (NOTE)

Billboard
February 8, 1969
page 28
January 17: Aretha Franklin's album 'Soul 69' is released. (NOTE) (DETAILS)
  January 19: James Carr recording session at Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. (NOTE)
  January 20 & 21: 'The Duck & The Bear' recording sessions at Bevis Studio in Sheffield, AL. (NOTE)
    January 23: A deal is struck between Duane Allman and his former record label Liberty Records. (NOTE)
  January 23, 27, 28 & 30: Gregg Allman recording sessions at the Liberty Sound Studios in Hollywood, CA.

Cash Box
January 25, 1969
page 76
Wilson Pickett's single 'Un' Avventura / Amo Te (I'm In Love)' is released in Italy. (DETAILS)

Cash Box
January 11, 1969
page 40
Barry Goldberg's album '2 Jews Blues' is released. (DETAILS)
  The Lovelles' single 'I'm Comin' Today / Pretending Dear' is released. (DETAILS)
  Laura Lee's single 'Hang It Up / It's How You Make It Good' is released. (NOTE) (DETAILS)

left to right:
Berry Oakley, Jaimoe,
Johnny Sandlin, Duane Allman
Duane makes recordings for a solo album at Rick Hall's Fame Recording Studios in Muscle, AL. (NOTE) (DETAILS)


Record World
April 12, 1969
page 40

The 'Greg Allman And The Hour Glass' single 'I've Been Trying / Silently' is released. (NOTE)
    FEBRUARY 1969

Cash Box
March 1, 1969
page 26
The Soul Survivors' album 'Take Another Look' is released. (DETAILS)


Cash Box
February 15, 1969
page 37


Billboard
February 22, 1969
page 54
Arthur Conley's album 'More Sweet Soul' is released. (DETAILS)


Cash Box
February 8, 1969
page 45


Billboard
February 15, 1969
page 36
Wilson Pickett's album 'Hey Jude' is released. (NOTE) (DETAILS)
  Spencer Wiggins' single 'I Never Loved A Woman (The Way I Love You) / Soul City USA' is released. (NOTE) (DETAILS)
  The Bleus' single 'Mystery Smoke / Julianna's Gone' is released. (DETAILS)

Cash Box
February 15, 1969
page 20
February 4: Aretha Franklin's single 'The Weight / Tracks Of My Tears' is released. Duane Allman plays on 'The Weight'.


Record World
February 22, 1969
page 22
Clarence Carter's single 'Snatching It Back / Making Love (At The Dark End Of The Street' is released. (DETAILS)
  February 7: Gregg Allman recording session at the Liberty Sound Studios in Hollywood, CA.

photo taken by Stephen Paley
Atlantic Studios
New York, NY
January 1969
February 16-18: King Curtis recording session at Fame Recording Studios. (NOTE)
  February 17: Otis Rush recording session at Fame Recording Studios. (NOTE)
  February 19: King Curtis recording session at Fame Recording Studios. (NOTE)
    February 22: Aretha Franklin's 'The Weight' enters the Cash Box Top 100 and the Billboard Top 100.
  February 22: Jimmy Hughes recording session at Fame Recording Studio. Duane Allman is suspected to play on 3 tracks. (DETAILS)
  February 24-28: The Sweet Inspirations recording sessions for the album 'Sweets For My Sweet' at Fame Recording Studios. (NOTE)
  Otis Rush recording sessions at Fame Recording Studios. (NOTE)
  Duane makes recordings for a solo album at Rick Hall's Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. (NOTE) (DETAILS)
  'The Duck & The Bear' recording session at Bevis Studio in Sheffield, AL. (NOTE)
    MARCH 1969

Cash Box
March 15, 1969
page 26
Wilson Pickett's single 'Mini-Skirt Minnie / Back In Your Arms' is released. Duane Allman plays on 'Mini-skirt Minnie'. (DETAILS)

Cash Box
March 15, 1969
page 26
James Carr's single 'To Love Somebody / These Ain't Raindrops' is released. (DETAILS)


Cash Box
March 8, 1969
page 34


Cash Box
March 1, 1969
page 25
King Curtis' single 'Games People Play / Foot Pattin' - Part 2' is released. Duane Allman plays on 'Games People Play'.

Cash Box
March 22, 1969
page 18
Arthur Conley's single 'Run On / Speak Her Name' is released. Duane Allman plays on 'Speak Her Name'.
    Duane and Jaimoe go to Jacksonville, FL to start a band. Jaimoe stays at Butch Trucks'. (NOTE)
    March 20: In a letter to his cousin Jo Jane Pitt, Duane Allman writes that he is getting a new band together in Jacksonville, FL. (NOTE)
 
L to R:
Roger Hawkins, Barry Beckett,
Jimmy Johnson, David Hood
March 22: Rick Hall has to find a new studio rhythm section: 'The Swampers' Jimmy Johnson, Barry Beckett, Roger Hawkins and David Hood start on their own. (NOTE)
  March 23: The Jacksonville jam. After the jam Duane calls brother Gregg in Los Angeles and asks him to join his new band. (NOTE)
    March 26: Gregg arrives in Jacksonville, FL and the initial lineup of The Allman Brothers Band is together for the first time. (NOTE)
  March 30: Concert of 'The Second Coming' and 'The Load' (with Duane but without Gregg) at the Jacksonville Beach Coliseum in Jacksonville Beach, FL. (NOTE)
Some sources mention that this concert took place at the Jacksonville Armory in Jacksonville, FL, but that is not correct.
Other sources mention the Jacksonville Beach Armory in Jacksonville Beach, FL, but a venue with that name never existed.

There exists an unofficial recording with the following tracks:
Don't Want You No More - Rock Me Baby - Crossroads - Born In Chicago - Willie Jean Jam - Born Under A Bad Sign - She Has Funny Cars - Hey Joe (Duane Allman on vocals) - New Shoes Blues - Travellin' Music Jam
These recordings were probably not all made on March 30, 1969, but it's a compilation of recordings of different concerts and jams of 'The Second Coming' (Dickey Betts, Dale Betts, John Meeks, Berry Oakley, Reese Wynans) and 'The Load' (Richard Price, Larry Reinhardt, Monty Young) with Duane Allman, Jaimoe and Butch Trucks sitting in as guests. Most of these recordings were probably made before Gregg Allman was in town.
These recordings were made at the Jacksonville Beach Coliseum and The Cedar Hills Armory.
    APRIL 1969
  April 1: 'The Swampers' Jimmy Johnson, Barry Beckett, Roger Hawkins and David Hood start their own studio 'Muscle Shoals Sound' at 3614 Jackson Highway in Sheffield, Alabama. (NOTE)
  April 5 or April 6: Several people from the Jacksonville, FL area remember that the first real Allman Brothers Band concert with the complete original lineup with Gregg Allman took place on the Easter weekend (Saturday April 5, 1969 or Sunday April 6, 1969) at the Jacksonville Beach Coliseum in Jacksonville Beach. FL.
Some of the songs that were played are: Dreams, Whipping Post and Mountain Jam.
At the end of the show they announced a 'free show tomorrow at the Forest Inn' (in Jacksonville, FL). Gregg Allman didn't perform at that show (or jam).
In 1969 there where Sunday afternoon jams at the Forest Inn:
https://www.richardhombreprice.com/photos
  April 7 & 8: Percy Sledge recording session at Quinvy Studios in Sheffield, AL. (NOTE)

photo by Stephen Paley
April 21-26 & April 30: Cher recording sessions at the new Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Sheffield, AL.


Billboard
February 8, 1969
page 28


Cash Box
February 8, 1969
page 45


Record World
February 22, 1969
page 22

Clarence Carter's album 'The Dynamic Clarence Carter' is released. (DETAILS)
The Allman Brothers Band move from Jacksonville, FL to Macon, GA and first stayed at road manager Twiggs Lyndon's apartment at 309 College Street. (NOTE)
Later in 1969 Duane Allman moved to his own apartment at 1125 Bond Street, Macon, GA.


photo by Baron Wolman


photos by Baron Wolman

The Allman Brothers Band make demo recordings at Capricorn Recording Studios in Macon, GA. (DETAILS)

Cash Box
May 3, 1969
page 36
Wilson Pickett's single 'Born To Be Wild / Toe Hold' is released. Duane Allman plays on both tracks.
  Solomon Burke's single Proud Mary / What Am I Living For' is released. (NOTE)
  Eddie Hinton becomes the session guitarist at the new 'Muscle Shoals Sound Studios', owned by Jimmy Johnson, Barry Beckett, Roger Hawkins and David Hood. (NOTE)
    MAY 1969

May 2: The first paid Allman Brothers Band concert in Macon, GA at the College Discoteque at 652 Mulberry Street. (NOTE)
May 3: Allman Brothers Band concert at the College Discoteque in Macon, GA.
  May 4: The Allman Brothers Band concert at Central City Park in Macon, GA.
  May 5-10: Recording sessions for Boz Scaggs at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios.
  May 10: Duane's contract with Rick Hall's Fame Productions, Inc. and Fame Publishing Co., Inc. is sold to Atlantic Recording Corporation. (NOTE)
    May 10: Wilson Pickett's 'Born To Be Wild' enters the Cash Box Top 100 and the Billboard Top 100.


photo by Twiggs Lyndon

May 11: The Allman Brothers Band concert in Piedmont Park in Atlanta, GA. (NOTE)
    May 16: In a letter to Holly Barr, the wife of Ralph Barr (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) Duane Allman writes about his Les Paul, Marshall amp and Gibson Heritage acoustic guitar. (NOTE)
    May 18: The Allman Brothers Band concert in Piedmont Park in Atlanta, GA. (NOTE)
 
cover photo by Bill Fibben
May 19: The Atlanta based underground newspaper 'The Great Speckled Bird' publishes a report about The Allman Brothers Band concert on Sunday May 11, 1969 at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, GA. (READ)
    May 26: Aretha Franklin recording session at Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City. (NOTE)
    May 27: Aretha Franklin recording session at Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City. (NOTE)
    May 27: Percy Sledge recording session (???). (NOTE)
May 30 & 31: The Allman Brothers Band concerts at the Boston Tea Party in Boston, MA.

Billboard
August 2, 1969
page 50
Clarence Carter's album 'Testifyin'' is released. (DETAILS)
  The Ovations single  'Rockin' Chair / Happiness' is released. (DETAILS)
  Solomon Burke's album 'Proud Mary' is released. (DETAILS)
    JUNE 1969
    June 7: The Allman Brothers Band concert at The Hanger in Columbia, SC.

June 19-21: The Allman Brothers Band concerts at the Boston Tea Party in Boston, MA.

photo by Stephen Paley
June 20: Cher's album '3614 Jackson Highway' is released.  (DETAILS)
  June 20: Arif Mardin's album 'Glass Onion' is released. (DETAILS)


(photo taken by Michelle Wilson
at The Allman Brothers Band Museum
at the Big House in Macon, GA)

June 29: The Allman Brothers Band concert at the Daytona Armory in Daytona Beach, FL.

Cash Box
July 12, 1969
page 20
Aretha Franklin's compilation album 'Aretha's Gold' is released. (NOTE) (DETAILS)
  Percy Sledge's single 'Kind Woman / Woman Of The Night' is released. (DETAILS)
  The Sweet Inspirations' single 'Sweets For My Sweet / Get A Little Order' is released. (NOTE)
    JULY 1969
  July 1: The Allman Brothers Band concert at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum in Knoxville, TN.
    July 2: The Allman Brothers Band concert at the National Guard Armory in Auburn, AL.
July 4 & 5: The first Atlanta International Pop Festival at the Atlanta International Raceway.
    July 7: The Allman Brothers Band concert in Piedmont Park in Atlanta, GA. (NOTE)
  July 10: Aretha Franklin's single 'Share Your Love With Me / Pledging My Love - The Clock' is released. (NOTE) (DETAILS)
July 12: The Boston Tea Party, the legendary 1960's rock ballroom, moves to it's new location at 15 Lansdowne Street in Boston, MA.
The Allman Brothers Band played concerts at this venue on 6 nights in 1969 and 1970.
The Boston Tea Party closed in 1970. The final concert was on December 29, 1970.
The building was demolished in 2007 to make room for a 'House Of Blues'. A historical marker is attached to the wall of the new building.
  July 28: A one-sided acetate containing the song 'Dimples' is manufactured by the Atlantic Recording Studios for non-commercial release. (DETAILS)


Cash Box
August 9, 1969
page 42


Billboard
August 2, 1969
page 50
King Curtis' album 'Instant Groove' is released. (DETAILS)

Billboard
August 2, 1969
page 51
The Sweet Inspirations' album 'Sweets For My Sweet' is released. (DETAILS)
The Duck And The Bear's single 'Hand Jive / Goin' Up The Country' is released. (NOTE) (DETAILS)
    Allman Brothers Band recording session (according to Mike Hyland and Mark Pucci in the liner notes of the 1975 Allman Brothers Band compilation album 'The Road Goes On Forever').
  Billy Vera & Judy Clay's single 'Reaching For The Moon / Tell It Like It Is' is released. (DETAILS)
    AUGUST 1969
    August 3-12: The Allman Brothers Band recording sessions at Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City.
    August 4, 5, & 6: The Allman Brothers Band concerts at Ungano's in New York, NY.
  Cher's single 'For What It's Worth / (Just Enough To Keep Me) Hangin' On' is released. (NOTE)

August 25: Galadrielle, the daughter of Duane Allman and Donna Roosmann, is born.


Record World
September 20, 1969
page 14


Rolling Stone
November 15, 1969
pages 33 & 34

August 27: Boz Scaggs' album 'Boz Scaggs' is released. (DETAILS)

Billboard
April 26, 1969
page 58
Otis Rush' album 'Mourning In The Morning' is released. (NOTE) (DETAILS)
    SEPTEMBER 1969
    September 6: The Allman Brothers Band concert at the Electric Zoo in St. Petersburg, FL.
    September 10: Variety review of Boz Scaggs' album 'Boz Scaggs'.
  September 10: Lulu recording session without Duane at the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. (NOTE)
    September 14: The Allman Brothers Band concert in Piedmont Park in Atlanta, GA. (NOTE)
 
photo by Jim Wiggins
September 16: The Allman Brothers Band concert at the Mercer University in Macon, GA.
    September 21: The Allman Brothers Band concert in Piedmont Park in Atlanta, GA. (NOTE)
    September 27: The Allman Brothers Band concert in Piedmont Park in Atlanta, GA. (NOTE)
  Johnny Jenkins recording sessions at Capricorn Sound Studios in Macon, GA. (NOTE)
    Allman Brothers Band recording sessions at the Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City.


photos taken by Stephen Paley
on September 23, 1969

Ronnie Hawkins recording sessions at the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. (NOTE)
  Coleman-Hinton recording sessions at the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. (NOTE)
    Recording sessions for the Delaney & Bonnie & Friends' album 'D & B Together'. (NOTE)
    OCTOBER 1969
  October 2: Duane does overdubs on the Lulu recordings from September 10, 1969 at the Criteria Studios in Miami, FL. (NOTE)
  October 3: Aretha Franklin recording session at the Criteria Studios in Miami, FL. (NOTE)
October 17, 18 & 19: The Allman Brothers Band concerts at the Piedmont Music Festival in Piedmont Park in Atlanta, GA. (NOTE)
 
Billboard
October 18, 1969
page 90
October 18: The launch of Capricorn records is announced in Billboard magazine.


Cash Box
November 1, 1969
page 16

October 23: Aretha Franklin's single 'Eleanor Rigby / It Ain't Fair' is released. Duane Allman plays on 'It Ain't Fair'.
 
Billboard
October 25, 1969
page 82
October 25: Billboard magazine: Frank Fenter becomes vice president of Capricorn Records.
    October 26: The Allman Brothers Band concert at the Boston Common in Boston, MA.
  Sam & Dave's single 'Holdin' On / Ooh Ooh Ooh' is released. (DETAILS)
    NOVEMBER 1969

November 1: The Allman Brothers Band concert at the City Auditorium in Macon, GA.


Record World
August 16, 1969
page 38


Billboard
August 16, 1969
page 24


Billboard
August 23, 1969
page 79


Billboard
August 23, 1969
page 79


Record World
September 27, 1969
page 14


Billboard
November 29, 1969
page 1


Billboard
November 8, 1969
page 19


Cash Box
November 29, 1969
page 50


Billboard
December 6, 1969
page 32


Billboard
December 6, 1969
page 64


Record World
December 20, 1969
page 1


Billboard
December 27, 1969
page 4


Billboard
December 27, 1969
page 50


Rolling Stone
February 21, 1970
page 52


Record World
August 8, 1970
page 26

November 4: The first Allman Brothers Band album 'The Allman Brothers Band' is released. (DETAILS)
    November 10: Atlantic Records assigns numbers to the Delaney & Bonnie mastertapes they bought from Elektra Records. (NOTE)
    November 14: The Allman Brothers Band concert at the Boston Common in Boston, MA.
 
Cash Box
November 15, 1969
page 36
November 15: 'Producer's Profile: Adrian Barber' published in Cash Box magazine.
  November 17 & 21: Recording sessions for John Hammond's album 'Southern Fried' at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Sheffield, AL. (NOTE)

November 22 & 23: The Allman Brothers Band concerts Duke Tire Co. in Atlanta, GA.
  Johnny Jenkins' single 'I Walk On Gilded Splinters (mono/stereo)' is released. Duane Allman plays on this track.
  Delaney & Bonnie & Friends' single 'Comin' Home / Groupie (Superstar)' is released in the UK. (NOTE)
    DECEMBER 1969
December 4, 5 & 6: The Allman Brothers Band concerts at the Boston Tea Party in Boston, MA.
    December 9, 10 & 11: The Allman Brothers Band concerts at Ungano's in New York, NY.
  December 12 & 13: The Allman Brothers Band concerts at the Woodrose Ballroom in S. Deerfield, MA.
    December 14: The Allman Brothers Band concert at the U Mass Student Union Ballroom in Amherst, MA.
 
 
December 16: John Lennon and Yoko Ono arrive in Canada. They stay at Ronnie Hawkins' farm. Some time later John Lennon records two radio spots to promote Ronnie's single 'Down In The Alley'. Ronnie calls Duane who can't remember he played on these songs. (NOTE)
December 19 & 20: The Allman Brothers Band concerts at Ludlow's Garage in Cincinnati, OH.
  December 25: The Allman Brothers Band concert at the Curtis Hixon Hall in Tampa, FL. (NOTE)


Record World
December 20, 1969
page 21


Billboard
December 27, 1969
page 20

December 26, 27 & 28: The Allman Brothers Band concerts at the Fillmore East in New York, NY.
 
Billboard
December 27, 1969
page 70
December 27: Jerry Wexler's article 'What It Is - Is Swamp Music - Is What It Is' is published in Billboard magazine.
    December 31: The Allman Brothers Band concert at UNC Charlotte Cafetaria in Charlotte, NC.
  John Hammond's single 'Shake For Me / I'm Tore Down' is released. Duane Allman plays on 'Shake For Me'.


Cash Box
October 18, 1969
page 34

Lulu's single 'Oh Me Oh My (I'm A Fool For You Baby) / Sweep Around Your Own Back Door' is released. (NOTE)
  Doris Duke's album 'I'm A Loser' is released. (DETAILS)
  Johnny Jenkins' single 'The Voodoo In You / Backside Blues' is released in France and the UK. (DETAILS)
    LATE 1969
  Doris Duke recording session at the Capricorn Studios in Macon, GA. (NOTE)
  'Eric Quincy Tate demo recording session at the Capricorn Studios in Macon, GA. (NOTE)

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