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Record producer, music publisher and founder of FAME Studios
dies in Muscle Shoals, AL at the age of 85.
He was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 1985 and also received the John Herbert Orr Pioneer Award.
In 2014, he won the Grammy Trustees Award in recognition of his lengthy career.
Hall remained active in the music industry with FAME Studios, FAME Records, and FAME Publishing.
|January 15: The expanded edition of Delaney & Bonnie And Friends 1971 album 'Motel Shot' is released on LP by Run Out Groove. (DETAILS)|
|January 19: The book 'Stories And Works Of The Allman Brothers Band' is published by Shinko Music Mook in Japan.|
|January 19: The CD 'Muscle Shoals Has Got The Swampers' by the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, also known as The Swampers, is released by Muscle Shoals Sound Records / The Malaco Music Group. (DETAILS)|
January 25: Singer, guitar player, drummer and percussionist Floyd Miles dies at
the Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach,
FL at the age of
In the 1960s, Gregg and Duane Allman used to go to clubs at the base of the city pier in Daytona Beach, FL to see Miles’ vocal group, The Untils. They were accompanied by The House Rockers.
Miles befriended the young Allman brothers, and Duane and Gregg both joined The House Rockers as guitar players. But because they only needed one guitar player, they switched off every other night.
Floyd Miles was also singer and percussionist in Gregg Allman's band from 1995 until 2013.
|January 26: The Spencer Wiggins compilation LP 'The Goldwax Years' is released in the UK. (DETAILS)|
Singer, guitarist and songwriter Scott Boyer, a founding member
of the bands 'Cowboy' and the 'Decoys', dies at
the age of
In the 1960s he played in 'The 31st Of February' with Butch Trucks (drums) and David Brown (bass). In September 1968 they recorded demos at the Tone Studios in Hialeah, FL with Duane and Gregg Allman. These recordings were released in 1972 by Bold Records as "Duane & Greg Allman". DETAILS
On the 1971 'Cowboy' album "5'll Getcha Ten" Duane Allman played on 2 tracks. DETAILS
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