DUANE ALLMAN

 

Last updated: December 4, 2023
2023

CHRONOLOGY PART 10: 2023

[ INDEX ]

| Part 1: 1889-1968 | Part 2: 1969 | Part 3: 1970 | Part 4: 1971 | Part 5: 1972-1994 | Part 6: 1995-2007 | Part 7: 2008-2012 | Part 8: 2013-2017 | Part 9: 2018-2022 | Part 10: 2023 |
     
    The latest updates are in red
     
2023    
    JANUARY 2023
January 7: The Allman Brothers Band 1970 album 'Idlewild South' is re-released in a limited edition of 1,000 copies on 180 gram vinyl by Elemental Music / Mercury Records. (DETAILS)
    FEBRUARY 2023

February 13: Soul and gospel singer Spencer Wiggins dies in Memphis, TN at the age of 81.
Duane Allman played on his track "I Never Loved A Woman (The Way I Love You)", recorded late 1968 at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL.


https://eu.commercialappeal.com/story/entertainment/music/2023/02/15/spencer-wiggins-dies-obit-memphis-soul-music-history/69907734007/

https://www.articobits.com/obituaries/rs-lewis-sons-funeral-home/spencer-wiggins-jr-obituary

https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/rip-spencer-wiggins-1942-2023.1168051/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ9KW8gJoKc
    MARCH 2023


Derek And The Dominos
left to right:
Jim Gordon, Carl Radle,
Bobby Whitlock, Eric Clapton


Derek And The Dominos
with Duane Allman

March 13: Jim Gordon, drummer of 'Delaney & Bonnie & Friends' and 'Derek And The Dominos' dies at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville, CA at the age of 77.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/jim-gordon-eric-clapton-drummer-dead-obituary-1234697705/

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2023-03-15/jim-gordon-famed-session-drummer-convicted-of-murdering-his-mother-dies-at-77

https://variety.com/2023/music/news/jim-gordon-drummer-layla-cowriter-dead-1235555775/

https://themusicuniverse.com/wrecking-crew-drummer-james-beck-gordon-dies/

https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/7642653/jim-gordon-drummer-eric-clapton-dies/


From left:
Bill Connell, Gregg Allman,
Mike Alexander, Duane Allman


Bill Connell and Paul Hornsby


Muscadine Studios
Macon, GA, 2017
photos by March McCrory


Gregg Allman and Bill Connell

March 31: Drummer Bill Connell dies in Tuscaloosa, AL at the age of 74.
He was the drummer for the 'Allman Joys' in 1966 and 1967. He left the band after receiving his draft notice.


https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/name/william-connell-obituary?id=51583835

https://usobit.com/william-bill-bruce-connell-september-18-1948-march-31-2023/

https://www.tuscaloosamemorial.com/obituary/william-bill-connell

https://eu.tuscaloosanews.com/story/news/2023/04/06/bill-connell-of-tuscaloosa-drummer-for-duane-and-gregg-allman-dies/70085846007/

https://www.facebook.com/paul.hornsby.18/posts/
    APRIL 2023

April 22: The Allman Brothers Band live album 'Syria Mosque' is re-released as a limited edition LP of 9,000 copies, pressed on Steel Gray vinyl, for Record Store Day. (DETAILS)
    JUNE 2023
  June 9: Kenny Wayne Shepherd plays on Duane Allman's 1957 Les Paul Goldtop during his concert at the Grand Opera House in Macon. GA. (VIDEOS)

https://www.guitarworld.com/news/kenny-wayne-shepherd-duane-allman-layla-les-paul

    JULY 2023
  July 25: Alan Paul's book ''Brothers And Sisters - The Allman Brothers Band And The Inside Story Of The Album That Defined The 70's' is published by St. Martin's Press.

https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250282699/brothers-and-sisters

    AUGUST 2023
  August 8: Bill Connell's book 'Allman Joy: Keeping The Beat With Duane And Gregg' is published by Mercer University Press.
Bill Connell was the drummer for the 'Allman Joys' in 1966 and 1967.

https://www.mupress.org/Allman-Joy-Keeping-the-Beat-with-Duane-and-Gregg-P1237.aspx

    SEPTEMBER 2023

September 6: Book release party for Bill Connell's book 'Allman Joy: Keeping The Beat With Duane And Gregg' with John Lynskey and Chuck Leavell at 'Mercer Music At Capricorn' in Macon, GA.

https://www.macon.com/entertainment/article278881914.html

September 22: Robert Kim Payne, one of the founding road crew members of The Allman Brothers Band, dies in Montgomery, AL at the age of 78.

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/montgomery-al/kim-payne-11471341


https://www.echovita.com/us/obituaries/al/montgomery/robert-kim-payne-16966792

Kim Payne helped Gregg Allman write the first two lines of the third verse of "Midnight Rider".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midnight_Rider

In September 2020 his book
'The Roadie - On The Road With The Allman Brothers Band' was published.
    OCTOBER 2023
October 10: Tommie Jean Roosmann, the grandmother of Duane Allman's daughter Galadrielle Allman, and the mother of Donna Roosmann, dies in Jacksonville Beach, FL at the age of 97 years.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/theoriginalduaneallmanfanpage/posts/10163199762138378/

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/beachesleader/name/tommie-roosmann-obituary?id=53376257
    DECEMBER 2023
December 1: Aretha Franklin's compilation box set 'A Portrait Of The Queen 1970-1974' is released by BMG.
Duane Allman plays on 6 tracks. (DETAILS)

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