Last updated: September 6, 2019

CHRONOLOGY PART 9: 2018-2019


| Part 1: 1946-1968 | Part 2: 1969 | Part 3: 1970 | Part 4: 1971-1972 | Part 5: 1973-1994 | Part 6: 1995-2007 | Part 7: 2008-2012 | Part 8: 2013-2017 | Part 9: 2018-2019 |
    The latest updates are in red
    JANUARY 2018

January 2: Record producer, music publisher and founder of FAME Studios Rick Hall 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 74.
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)
    FEBRUARY 2018
  February 13: Singer, guitarist and songwriter Scott Boyer, a founding member of the bands 'Cowboy' and the 'Decoys', dies at the age of 70.
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)
    MARCH 2018
March 29: Music photographer Peter Tarnoff dies in Osterville, MA at the age of 68.
One of the pictures he took on August 17, 1971 at the Allman Brothers Band concert at the Boston Common in Boston, MA is published in Gregg Allman's book 'My Cross To Bear'.
March 29: Nigel Williamsons' article 'Eric Clapton And Friends on Derek And The Dominos' "Layla": "It Still Knocks Me Out Every Time" is published on:

This article was originally published in October 2006 in 'Uncut' magazine' (UK), issue no. 113.
    APRIL 2018
  April 21: The Allman Brothers Band album 'Live At The Atlanta International Pop Festival' is released as a limited edition 4LP set on 'Record Store Day' by Epic / Legacy. (DETAILS)
    JUNE 2018
  June 8: Eric Clapton's original soundtrack / compilation album 'Life In 12 Bars' is released by Universal. Duane Allman plays on 3 tracks. (DETAILS)
  June 22: The compilation album 'The Duane Allman Archives' is released by The Broadcast Archive. (DETAILS)
    JULY 2018
  July 17: Brenda Allman's photo-book 'Growing Up Allman' is published by the CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
This book contains many early pictures of Duane and Gregg Allman.
Brenda Allman is a cousin of Duane and Gregg. Their father Willis Allman and Brenda's father David Allman were brothers.

July 27: All the recordings that the The Grateful Dead's sound engineer Owsley 'Bear' Stanley made during the Allman Brothers Band concerts at the Fillmore East in New York on February 11, 13 & 14, 1970 are made available as digital downloads by the Owsley Stanley Foundation. DETAILS


    AUGUST 2018
  August 10: The Allman Brothers Band CD 'Fillmore East February 1970' is re-released by The Owsley Stanley Foundation & The Allman Brothers Band Recording Company. (DETAILS)
  August 10: The Allman Brothers Band 3CD set 'Transmission Impossible' is released by Eat To The Beat. Duane Allman plays on CD1, recorded live at the Warehouse in New Orleans, LA, on September 16, 1971. (DETAILS)

August 16: Singer, songwriter and pianist Aretha Franklin dies in Detroit, MI at the age of 76.

Duane Allman played on the Aretha Franklin tracks: The Weight, It Ain't Fair, Takin' Another Man's Place, When The Battle Is Over, Pullin' and You Keep Me Hangin' On. These tracks were all recorded in 1969.

  Augsut 31: Andy Aledort's article "A Tribute To Duane Allman's Genius And Signature Guitar Style" (with videos) is published on:
    SEPTEMBER 2018
  September 28: Aretha Franklin's compilation album 'The Atlantic Singles Collection 1967-1970' is released by Atlantic/Rhino records.
Duane Allman plays on 2 tracks. (DETAILS)

September 29: Blues guitarist and singer Otis Rush dies at the age of 83.
Duane Allman plays on 6 tracks of Otis' 1969 album 'Mourning In The Morning'. (DETAILS)
    OCTOBER 2018
  October 26: The various artists compilation album 'Cover Me - The Eddie Hinton Songbook' is released by Ace Records Ltd. in the UK.
It contains The Hour Glass track 'Home For The Summer'. (DETAILS)
    NOVEMBER 2018
  November 16: Lulu's 5CD compilation box set 'Decade 1967 - 1976' is released by Edsel Records in the UK.
Duane Allman plays on 4 tracks. (DETAILS)
  November 20: Andy Aledort's article "Slidedog: The Slide Guitar Mastery of Duane Allman" (with videos) is published on:
  November 30: The Allman Brothers Band 2LP compilation album 'Collected' is released by Music On Vinyl in the Netherlands.
Duane Allman plays on 9 tracks. (DETAILS)
    DECEMBER 2018
  December 13: All the recordings that the The Grateful Dead's sound engineer Owsley 'Bear' Stanley made during the Allman Brothers Band concerts at the Fillmore East in New York on February 11, 13 & 14, 1970 are released on CD.
This 3CD set contains the digital downloads that were already released on July 27, 2018 and the compilation CD that was released on August 10, 2018. DETAILS

    FEBRUARY 2019
  February 15: The Allman Brothers Band LP 'Live In Washington, DC, December 13th, 1970' is released by DBQP. DETAILS 
These recordings were previously released on CD in 2002 as 'American University 12/13/70.
    MARCH 2019
March 23: With the help of Derek Trucks, a historical marker is unveiled at the 'Gray House', 2844 Riverside Avenue in Jacksonville, FL. This is the house where most probably on March 23, 1969 the 'Jacksonville Jam' took place with Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Jaimoe, Butch Trucks and 'Second Coming' organist Reese Wynans. (NOTE)

Chank Middleton, Kirk West
& Warren Haynes
April 26, 2019
photo by Alan Bridges

March 29: The gravestone for the final resting place of Gregg Allman has been set into place at Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, GA.
    APRIL 2019
  April 13: The Allman Brothers Band album 'Fillmore East February 1970' is released on vinyl in a limited edition of 1500 on Record Store Day 2019. (DETAILS)
    MAY 2019
May 29: Blues musician and music writer Tony Glover dies at the age of 79.

He played harmonica on 2 songs during the July 24, 1971 Allman Brothers Band concert at the Superball Fest in the Midway Stadium in St. Paul, MN. http://allmanbrothersband.com/

In 1972 he wrote the liner notes for the compilation LP 'Duane Allman - An Anthology".
He also wrote several articles about Duane Allman and The Allman Brothers Band:
'In This Band You Better Come To Pick', published in the March 1971 issue of 'Circus' magazine (READ)
'Dedicated To A Brother' ,published in the April 13, 1972 issue of 'Rolling Stone' (READ)
'Duane & Dick: Dualing Guitars' is published in the October 10, 1974 issue of  'Rolling Stone' (READ)
    JUNE 2019
  June 5: Jose Galván's book (in Spanish) 'El Legado De Duane' is published by Lenoir Ediciones.



November 1, 1971
photos by Jeff Albertson

November 1, 1971
photo by Jeff Albertson

June 6: Singer, piano player, guitarist and songwriter Dr. John (birth name: Malcolm John Rebennack) dies in New Orleans, LA at the age of 77.

He played on at least one song on the 1967 Hour
Glass LP 'Hour Glass'.
And on November 1, 1971 he played at Duane Allman's memorial service
at Snow's Memorial Chapel in Macon, GA. (NOTE)

Marlyn Cranford

The South Alabamian
March 25, 1971

Rolling Stone
April 15, 1971
page 22
June 26: Longtime law enforcement officer Marlyn Cranford dies in Jackson, AL at the age of 81.
He arrested the complete Allman Brothers Band, including road managers Willie Perkins, Joe Dan Petty, Joseph 'Red Dog' Campbell and Tuffy Phillips on March 22, 1971, near the town of Jackson, AL. (NOTE)
    JULY 2019
  Photographer Sidney Smith has published his book " '70-'74 Plus A Little Bit More! - A Photographic Memoir Of The Early Years Of The Allman Brothers Band ".


image by Heritage Autions, HA.com
July 3: Heritage Auctions has published a video on YouTube of Graham Nash, showing Duane Allman's Gibson SG. (VIDEO)
This guitar and 18 other guitars from the collection of Graham Nash are being offered at an upcoming Heritage entertainment auction.
July 17: Duane Allman's 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop has been put up for auction by 'Gotta Have Rock and Roll'.


July 20: Duane Allman's Gibson SG, from the collection of Graham Nash, has been sold through 'Heritage Auctions' for the amount of $591,000.00.


July 27: Duane Allman's 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop has been sold through 'Gotta Have Rock and Roll' for the amount of $1,000,000.



    AUGUST 2019
  August 1: Michael Buffalo Smith's book 'The Road Goes On Forever - Fifty Years Of The Allman Brothers Band Music (1969-2019)' is published by Mercer University Press in Macon, GA.

August 6: An interview with Duane Allman's daughter Galadrielle is published on 'Deep Dive: An AllMusicBooks Podcast:

August 30: The Middle Georgia Raceway in Byron, GA is up for sale.
On July 3, 4 & 5, 1970 this was the location of the 2nd Atlanta International Pop Festival.

    SEPTEMBER 2019

Rick Hall, Jimmy Johnson
and Duane Allman
at FAME Studios
in Muscle Shoals, AL

September 5: Jimmy Johnson, in the 1960's studio guitarist for Rick Hall's FAME Studio in Muscle Shoals, AL. and in 1969 co-founder of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, dies at the Northwest Alabama Medical Center in Florence, AL the age of 76.



  September 6: The 4CD box set 'The Allman Brothers Band - Fillmore West '71' is released by The Allman Brothers Band Recording Company. (DETAILS)