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|The latest updates are in red|
The Gibson Custom Shop issues the 'Duane Allman
1959 Cherry Sunburst Les Paul' guitar:
(Source: Tony Bacon: 'Sunburst', Backbeat Books, 2014, page 68)
|January 26: The theatrical premiere of the documentary 'Muscle Shoals - Small Town, Big Music' at the Sundance Film Festival at the Eccles Theatre in Park City, UT.|
|January 29: Sam Samudio's album 'Sam - Hard And Heavy' is released on CD with the bonus track 'Me And Bobby McGee'. (DETAILS)|
|February 12: The Allman Brothers Band compilation CD 'Icon' is released by Mercury Records. (DETAILS)|
|February 25: George Jackson's compilation LP 'The Fame Sessions' is released in the UK. Duane Allman plays on the track 'Greedy Over You'. (DETAILS)|
|February 25: 'Dangerous' Dan Toler, guitarist in the Allman Brothers Band from 1978-1982 and also guitarist in Dickey Betts & Great Southern and the Gregg Allman Band, dies in Sarasota, FL at the age of 64.|
|February 26: The paperback edition of Gregg Allman's autobiography 'My Cross To Bear' is published by William Morrow - Harper Collins Publishers. (PREVIEW)|
|E.J. Devokaitis' article 'Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective' (about the soon to be released 7-CD box with the same name) is published by 'Hittin' The Note' in issue #76.|
March 11: Brian Robbins' article 'Duane Allman's
Daughter Galadrielle And The Skydog Box Set' is published on
|March 16: 'Weekend Edition Saturday' (NPR) interview with Duane Allman's daughter Galadrielle about the release of the 7-CD box set 'Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective.|
|March 18: The Allman Brothers Band compilation CD 'Midnight Rider: The Essential Collection' is released by Spectrum Music in the UK. (DETAILS)|
||March 19: Duane Allman's 7-CD box set 'Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective' is released by Rounder Records. (DETAILS)|
|March 20: The Sweet Inspirations' album 'Sweets For My Sweet' is released on CD in Japan. (DETAILS)|
Bud Scoppa's album review 'Duane Allman - Skydog: The Duane
Allman Retrospective' is
published in the April 2013 issue of 'Uncut' magazine in the UK.
|April 14: Singer and songwriter George Jackson dies in Ridgeland, MS at the age of 68. (NOTE)|
|April 21: A recording of Herbie Mann 's unreleased 1971 track "1953 Blue Boogie Children" has been found. (DETAILS)|
|April 24: The Soul Survivors' album 'Take Another Look' is released on CD in Japan. (DETAILS)|
May 1: 'Bill Levenson Discusses Duane Allman's Skydog' is published
Saxophone player Rudolph
'Juicy' Carter dies in Salisbury, NC.
He played with the Allman Brothers Band at the March 1971 concerts at the Fillmore East in New York and is featured on the March 12 (second show) recording of Hot 'Lanta, released in 1993 on 'The Fillmore Concerts'.
|May 14: Irma Thomas' album 'In Between Tears' is re-released on LP and CD by Alive Records. (NOTE) (DETAILS)|
Anne Erickson's article 'The World According To...Duane Allman' is
|June 20: The Muscle Shoals Music Foundation acquired the home of the original Muscle Shoals Sound Studios at 3614 Jackson Highway in Sheffield, AL, according to board chairman Rodney Hall. (NOTE)|
|June 24: James Govan's compilation CD 'Wanted - The Fame Recordings' is released in the UK. Duane Allman is suspected to play on the track 'That's Alright Mama'. (DETAILS)|
|July 4: 'World Cafe' (WXPN/NPR) interview with Duane Allman's daughter Galadrielle about the 7-CD box set 'Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective.|
|July 12: The September 3, 2013 release of the DVD 'Song Of The South - Duane Allman & The Rise Of The Allman Brothers Band' is announced. (WATCH THE TRAILER)|
Russell Hall's article 'Remembering Duane Allman' is
Russell Hall's article 'Duane Allman: Memories From His Friend, Joe
Jim Caligiuri's article 'Skydog - Seven Discs Of Duane Allman's
Guitar Wizardry - Decades In The Making' is
|September 3: The documentary 'Song Of The South - Duane Allman & The Rise Of The Allman Brothers Band' is released on DVD. (DETAILS)|
|September 19: The article 'Duane Allman's Guitars And Gear' is published on www.groundguitar.com|
|September 24: The original motion picture soundtrack 'Muscle Shoals' is released. Duane Allman plays on the Wilson Pickett track 'Hey Jude'. (DETAILS)|
|September 28: The 'Muscle Shoals' movie is available as Video On Demand from iTunes.|
|October 2: John Neiman's article '30 Years Later With Gregg Allman' is published on old.onstl.com|
|October 29: Boz Scaggs' compilation CD 'The Essential Boz Scaggs' is released. (DETAILS)|
|October 29: Doris Duke's album 'I'm A Loser' is re-issued on LP and CD by Alive Naturalsound Records. (DETAILS)|
|November 11: Duane Allman's 7-CD box set 'Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective' is re-released (as Encore Edition) by Rounder Records. (DETAILS)|
|December 2: George Jackson's compilation CD 'Old Friend - The Fame Recordings Volume 3' is released in the UK. Duane Allman plays on 'I Got My Own Style Of Lovin'. (DETAILS)|
December 8: John
Daniel Wyker III dies in Decatur, AL at the age of 68.
Read more about Johnny Wyker in this interview:
|December 17: Boz Scaggs' album 'Boz Scaggs' is re-released as Super Audio CD (SACD). (DETAILS)|
January 8: Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks have announced that they will leave The Allman Brothers Band at the end of 2014.
January 28: Gregg Allman has told to Relix Magazine that The Allman Brothers Band will stop touring at the end of 2014.
January 28: Amy Ray's CD 'Goodnight
Tender' is released.
It contains the song "Duane Allman". (LYRICS)
February 10: The 'Muscle Shoals' movie is released on DVD in the UK. (DETAILS)
|February 18: The Allman Brothers Band CD 'Boston Common 8/17/71' is re-issued. (DETAILS)|
|February 18: Alan Paul's book 'One Way Out - The Inside History Of The Allman Brothers Band' is published by St. Martin's Press. (PREVIEW)|
February 25: The 'Muscle Shoals' movie is released on DVD and Blu-ray in the USA. (DETAILS)
|February 25: The Allman Brothers Band compilation CD 'Icon 2' is released by Mercury Records. (DETAILS)|
Joseph L. 'Joey' Marshall, guitar player for 'The Truth' (
formerly known as 'Acid Sette' ) and 'A Full Moon Consort' dies.
He met Duane Allman in November 1966 in St. Louis when The Allman Joys played at Pepe's A Go Go, and he formed a close friendship with Duane in 1968 when The Hour Glass played at The Castaway in St. Louis.
He introduced Duane to Donna Roosmann on July 23, 1968 when they went to a Jefferson Airplane concert at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis and he took care of Duane's 1959 Gibson Les Paul Cherry-Red Burst guitar for twenty years before giving it back to Donna (or to Galadrielle Allman) when Galadrielle turned 21 years old.
Read more about Joey Marshall in this interview:
|March 4: Galadrielle Allman's book 'Please Be With Me - A Song For My Father, Duane Allman' is published by Spiegel & Grau. (PREVIEW)|
Leonard Lopate interview with
Allman about her book
'Please Be With Me: A Song For My Father, Duane Allman'.
('The Leonard Lopate Show' / WNYC, New York).
March 28: Greg Kot interview with
Alan Paul about his book
'One Way Out - The Inside History Of The Allman Brothers Band'.
('Sound Opinions' / WBEZ, Chicago).
March 31: The compilation CD 'The Complete Fame Singles Vol. 1 - 1964-67' is released in the UK. (DETAILS)
April 19: Clarence Carter's compilation LP 'Slip Away - The Ultimate Clarence Carter 1966-1971' is released as a limited edition Record Store Day album. (DETAILS)
|May 4: The Library Ballroom in Macon, GA unveils a plaque, courtesy of The Georgia Allman Brothers Band Association (GABBA), to commemorate the location of The College Discotheque, where The Allman Brothers Band performed their first paid gig in Macon on May 2, 1969. (NOTE)|
May 21: Ted Drozdowski's article 'Gibson
Legend Dickey Betts Talks About Duane Allman And Southern Rock' is
The Allman Brothers Band has announced the final shows to
close an illustrious 45-year career.
|June 27: Soul singer-songwriter and musician Bobby Womack dies at the age of 70.|
|July 16: Blues guitarist and singer Johnny Winter dies in Zürich, Switzerland, at the age of 70.|
|July 18: Soul singer James Govan dies at the age of 64.|
|July 29: The Allman Brothers Band 'The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings' is released as 6 CD, 3 Blu-ray and 4 LP sets. (DETAILS)|
|August 6: Carla Jean Whitley's book 'Muscle Shoals Sound Studio - How The Swampers Changed American Music' is published by The History Press. (PREVIEW)|
|August 11: The various artists compilation CD 'Duane Allman's Jukebox' is released in the UK. (DETAILS)|
September 27: A portion of Vineville Ave. in Macon, GA is named 'Duane Allman
The stretch passes by the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the 'Big House', the 'Raymond Berry Oakley III Bridge' and the 'H & H Restaurant'. (NOTE)
|October 7: The paperback edition of Galadrielle Allman's book 'Please Be With Me - A Song For My Father, Duane Allman' is published by Spiegel & Grau. (PREVIEW)|
October 28: After 45 years 'The Allman Brothers Band' played
their final concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.
The marathon three-set performance ended during the early hours of October 29, exactly 43 years to the day of Duane Allman's fatal motorcycle accident.
|December 2: Cowboy's album '5'll Getcha Ten' is released on CD. (DETAILS)|
December 10: Alan
Paul's article "Duane Allman's Three Beloved Les Pauls Are Reunited
Onstage For The Allman Brothers' Final Stand" is published on:
December 10: A new
Facebook page is launched with the intention to get Duane Allman
inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame as a solo artist:
January 20: Until The Ribbon Breaks
"A Lesson Unlearnt" is released.
One of the tracks contains samples of John Hammond's song "Cryin' For My Baby" with Duane Allman. (DETAILS)
|February 3: The Allman Brothers Band album 'American University 12/13/70' is released as an exclusive 2xLP 180 gram vinyl pressing, limited to 1200 pieces, by Newbury Comics. (DETAILS)|
|February 3: Bobby Lance's album "First Peace" is released on CD for the first time (together with his album "Rollin' Man") by Real Gone Music. (DETAILS)|
|February 24: The album 'The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East' is released as an exclusive 2xLP 180 gram vinyl pressing, limited to 1000 pieces, by Newbury Comics. (DETAILS)|
|February 24: The expanded paperback version of Alan Paul's book 'One Way Out - The Inside History Of The Allman Brothers Band' is published by St. Martin's Griffin. (PREVIEW)|
2: Boz Scaggs' album 'Boz
Scaggs' is released as a 2CD by Edsel Records in the UK.
Despite what the CD's say, someone has mistakenly placed the versions on the wrong discs.
CD 1 is in fact the 1977 remix and CD 2 is the 1969 original version. (DETAILS)
|MARCH / APRIL 2015|
14: Bruce Adolph's article "Duane Allman's Hot 'Lanta" is published in
the March/April 2015 issue of 'Collectible Guitar Then And Now':
|April 7: Rick Hall's book 'The Man From Muscle Shoals - My Journey From Shame To Fame' is published by Heritage Builders Publishers. (PREVIEW)|
|April 14: Singer Percy Sledge dies in Baton Rouge, LA at the age of 73.|
April 18: Joe Bonamassa reveals his top five Duane Allman tracks
on "The Pickup Radio":
|May 14: Blues singer and guitarist B.B. King dies in Las Vegas, NV at the age of 89.|
|June 1: Delaney & Bonnie's CD 'A & R Studios 1971' is released by Iconography. (DETAILS)|
June 12: Henry Carrigan's article
'Galadrielle Allman on "Please Be with Me: A Song for My Father, Duane Allman"
' is published on:
"Mama A" Geraldine Robbins Allman, the mother of Duane and Gregg Allman,
dies in Daytona Beach, FL just two weeks after celebrating her 98th
Gregg dedicates the show he plays the next night at 'Paradiso' in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, to his mother:
Legendary country producer and songwriter Billy Sherrill, best
known for his work with Tammy Wynette and George Jones, dies in
Nashville, TN at the age of 78.
Together with Rick Hall and Tom Stafford, he was one of the founders of FAME Publishing in Muscle Shoals, AL in 1959.
In 1962 he had left FAME and made his way to Nashville.
|August 7: The Duane Allman, Bob Weir & Jerry Garcia CD 'The New England Jam - The Boston Broadcast, 1970' is released in the UK by Great American Broadcast Company. (DETAILS)|
|August 7: The Duane Allman, Bob Weir & Jerry Garcia CD 'The Boston Rag' is released by Go Faster Records. (DETAILS)|
August 28: The various artists compilation CD 'Reaching Out - Chess Records At Fame Studios' is released in the UK. Duane Allman plays on 1 track. (DETAILS)
|October 1: Willie Perkins' and Jack Weston's book 'The Allman Brothers Band Classic Memorabilia 1969-1976' is published by Mercer University Press.|
October 11: At The Allman Brothers Band Museum (at The Big House, 2321 Vineville Avenue, Macon, GA) a plaque is unveiled to commemorate Kirk and Kirsten West's contributions to The Big House. (NOTE)
Guitar player and teacher Ted Conner (Ira Thurston Conner) dies in Sherrills Ford, NC at
the age of 92.
|November 13: Aretha Franklin's compilation CD box set 'The Atlantic Albums Collection' is released by Atlantic / Rhino. Duane Allman plays on 6 tracks. (DETAILS)|
November 20: Andy
Aledort's article "Slidedog: The Slide Guitar Mastery of Duane Allman"
(with videos) is published on:
|November 27: Delaney & Bonnie's LP 'A & R Studios 1971' is released by Let Them Eat Vinyl. (DETAILS)|
|December 1: Alex Cooley, one of the concert promoters of the Atlanta International Pop Festivals in 1969 and 1970, dies at the age of 74.|
|December 4: The Allman Brothers Band 1970 album 'Idlewild South' is re-released as a remastered single CD, a 2 CD Deluxe Edition (DETAILS) and a 3 CD / Blu-ray combo Super Deluxe Edition. (DETAILS)|
|December 4: King Curtis' compilation CD box set 'The Complete Atco Singles' is released by Real Gone Music. Duane Allman plays on 'Games People Play. (DETAILS)|
|January 12: Kirk West's book 'Les Brers: Kirk West's Photographic Journey with The Brothers: Forty Years of the Allman Brothers Band' is published by Insight Editions.|
|January 29: Clarence Carter's compilation CD 'This Is Clarence Carter / The Dynamic Clarence Carter...And More' is released in the UK. Duane Allman plays on 7 tracks. (DETAILS)|
|February 12: The documentary 'The Allman Brothers Band: After The Crash - The Years Following Duane's Tragic Departure' is released on DVD. (DETAILS)|
Corbin Reiff's article 'Allman Brothers Band's Legendary 1971
Fillmore East Run: An Oral History' is
|April 1: The Allman Brothers Band CD 'Live From A&R Studios, New York, August 26, 1971' is released by the Allman Brothers Band Recording Company. (DETAILS)|
|April 15: The various artists compilation CD box set 'The Fillmore East - Last 3 Nites', containing the set The Allman Brothers Band played on June 27, 1971, is released by Echoes. (DETAILS)|
May 6: The
Allman Brothers Band CD 'Live Chicago 1/31/70' is released by Silver
These recordings were not made on January 31, 1970 in Chicago, IL but on August 26, 1971 at A & R Studios in New York City, NY for a live WPLJ FM Broadcast. (DETAILS)
|May 14: Gregg Allman receives an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from former President Jimmy Carter during Mercer University's spring 2016 commencement at Hawkins Arena in Macon, GA.|
|May 21: The instructional DVD 'Guitar World: Duane Allman Playing Secrets - The Ultimate DVD Guide' with Andy Aledort is released by NewBay Media, Inc. (NOTE)|
Alan Paul's article
'Catching Lightning In A Bottle'
(about the 45th anniversary of 'At Fillmore East')
and Ed Mitchell's article
'Southern Man' (about Duane Allman) are
published by 'The Blues Magazine' in the UK (issue 30).
|June 7: Delaney & Bonnie & Friends' album 'To Bonnie From Delaney' is re-released by Wounded Bird Records. (DETAILS)|
Wayne Jackson, the trumpet player of 'The Memphis Horns', dies
in Memphis, TN at the age of 74.
He played with Duane Allman on recordings by 'The Duck & The Bear' ("Hand Jive" & "Goin' Up To Country") and 'Delaney & Bonnie & Friends' ("Soul Skake").
|July 1: The Allman Brothers Band compilation CD 'Live On Air . . . Volume One' is released by Live Wire Productions. (DETAILS)|
|July 22: The remastered Allman Brothers Band albums: "The Allman Brothers Band", "Idlewild South", "At Fillmore East", "Eat A Peach", "Brothers And Sisters", "Win, Lose Or Draw", "Wipe The Windows, Check The Oil, Dollar Gas", "Enlightened Rogues" and "Live At Ludlow Garage 1970" are re-released on 180g vinyl as individual albums and as a limited edition 15-LP numbered vinyl box set with exclusive extras in a Georgia-style solid wood peach crate.. (NOTE) (DETAILS)|
August 17: The
Allman Brothers Band vinyl LP 'Live At Fillmore West - Closing Night 27th
June 1971' is released by
These recordings were not made at the Fillmore West in San Francisco, CA but at the Fillmore East in New York, NY on June 27, 1971. (DETAILS)
|September 2: James Luther (Jim) Dickinson's album 'Dixie Fried' is re-released by Future Days Recordings with 7 bonus tracks. (NOTE) (DETAILS)|
September 9: The
Duane Allman CD 'Skydog Tales' is released by MVDaudio.
It contains 2 interviews with Duane Allman from 1970. (DETAILS)
John D. Loudermilk
and Duane Allman
|September 21: John D. Loudermilk, who produced the Allman Joys single 'Spoonful / You Deserve Each Other', dies in Christiana, TN at the age of 82.|
September 30: The various artists compilation CD
'Let It Be - Black America Sings Lennon, McCartney And Harrison' is
released by Ace Records Ltd. in the UK.
Duane Allman plays on 1 track. (DETAILS)
|October 28: Duane Allman's 'Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective' is released by Rounder Records as a 14-LP box set. (DETAILS)|
28: Duane Allman's 'An Anthology'
is re-released on vinyl by Mercury/UMe. (DETAILS)
|November 18: Ronnie Hawkins' compilation CD box set 'Original Album Series' is released by Rhino. Duane Allman plays on 17 tracks. (DETAILS)|
|January 24: An previously unknown live recording of The Allman Brothers Band, recorded on July 9, 1970 at the State University Of New York in Stonybrook, NY has surfaced.|
|January 24: Drummer Claude Hudson "Butch" Trucks Jr., a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, dies in West Palm Beach, FL at the age of 69.|
|February 3: The expanded edition of Delaney & Bonnie And Friends 1971 album 'Motel Shot' is released by Real Gone Music. (DETAILS)|
|February 3: The Duane Allman, Bob Weir & Jerry Garcia CD 'Live 1970' is released by Roxvox. (DETAILS)|
|February 20: An all-star cast of musicians came together to honor the memory of late Allman Brothers Band founding drummer Butch Trucks at a private memorial ceremony at the Cox Capitol Theatre in Macon, GA. (NOTE)|
March 12: Lee Hazen, who recorded "The Escorts" in 1964/1965 at
his cottage studio in Ormond Beach, FL, dies.
His career started in 1964, when he recorded "The Nightcrawlers". In 1965 he worked for a year at Criteria Studios, and later at King Studios.
From 1966 on he worked at the Woodland Studios.
In 1976 he opened his own Studio 'By The Pond' in Hendersonville, TN.
March 18: Guitarist, singer and songwriter Chuck Berry dies in
Wentzville, MO at the age of 90.
The Allman Joys played his composition 'Carol' in 1966.
Duane Allman recorded 'No Money Down' for his unreleased studio album at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL in February 1969.
The Allman Brothers Band played 'Johnny B. Goode' on January 23, 1971 at the Capitol Theater in Portchester, NY with Duane Allman on vocals.
|April 7: The Allman Brothers Band 3CD box set 'The Broadcast Archive' is released. Duane Allman plays on 12 tracks. (DETAILS)|
|April 21: The Allman Brothers Band compilation CD 'The Ultimate Collection' is released by Universal Music International. Duane Allman plays on 16 tracks. (DETAILS)|
|May 5: The Allman Brothers Band CD 'The First Live Recordings' is released by Laser Media. (DETAILS)|
|May 12: The Duane Allman CD 'The Legend And The Legacy' is released by Hump Head Records in the UK. (DETAILS)|
|May 27: Gregory LeNoir "Gregg" Allman, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band and the younger brother of Duane Allman, dies in Richmond Hill, GA at the age of 69.|
|June 3: Gregg Allman's funeral at Snow's Memorial Chapel in Macon, GA was attended by his ex-wife Cher, former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts, former President Jimmy Carter and many others.|
|June 3: Gregg Allman is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, GA beside his brother Duane Allman and fellow Allman Brothers Band member Berry Oakley.|
|July 28: The Delaney & Bonnie And Friends CD 'Livin' On The Open Road - Live At The A&R Recording Studios 1971' is released by Air Cuts. (DETAILS)|
|August 12: An all-star cast of musicians played a tribute concert in memory of Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks at the Peach Music Festival at Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA. (NOTE)|
|September 15: The Allman Brothers Band vinyl LP 'Live At Warehouse In New Orleans, March 20th 1971' is released by DOL records. (DETAILS)|
19: Drummer, guitarist, bass guitarist and producer Johnny
Sandlin dies in Decatur, AL at the age of 72.
He played drums in The Hour Glass (with Gregg and Duane Allman) in 1967 and 1968.
He was also the producer of The Allman Brothers Band albums 'Brothers and Sisters', 'Win, Lose or Draw' and 'Wipe the Windows, Check the Oil, Dollar Gas', Gregg Allman's albums 'Laid Back' and 'The Gregg Allman Tour' and Dickey Betts' album 'Highway Call'.
On September 28, 2017 Alan Paul published an interview with Tommy Compton, one of Johnny Sandlin's oldest friends, on his website:
|October 27: The Clarence Carter CD 'Testifyin' & Patches (with bonus tracks)' is released by Ace Records Ltd. / Kent Soul in the UK. Duane Allman doesn't play on these tracks. (DETAILS)|
November 24: Wilson
Pickett's compilation CD box set 'The Complete Atlantic Albums
Collection' is released by Rhino.
Duane Allman plays on 5 tracks. (DETAILS)
|November 24: James Carr's compilation album 'The Best Of James Carr' is released on CD and LP by Ace Records Ltd. / Kent Soul in the UK. Duane Allman is suspected to play on 1 track. (DETAILS)|
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