Last updated: February 17, 2020

CHRONOLOGY PART 9: 2018-2020


| Part 1: 1917-1968 | 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: 2018-2020 |
    The latest updates are in red
    JANUARY 2018

The Montgomery Advertiser
Montgomery, AL
January 3, 2018
page 4A

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 18: Three letters, written by Duane Allman, are sold at an auction in London, UK:

letter to Holly Barr (the wife of Ralph Barr of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), written on May 16, 1969 (READ) has been sold for the amount of £ 3,750.

A letter to Holly Barr, written on March 19, 1970 (READ) has been sold for the amount of  £ 2,000

This letter was again put up for auction on October 10, 2018 in Boston, MA.

(On these websites is mentioned that The Allman Brothers Band and Santana played at the Municipal Auditorium in Atlanta, GA on March 26, 1970, but that is incorrect. The correct date is March 19, 1970.)

A letter to Ralph and Holly Barr, written around August 1970 (READ) has been sold for the amount of  £ 2,500

This letter was again put up for auction on December 5, 2018 in Boston, MA.

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)

Daily News
New York, NY
August 17, 2018
pages 2 & 3

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)

Chicago Tribune
Chicago, IL
September 30, 2018
page 32

The Boston Globe
Boston, MA
October 2, 2018
page C10

Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles, CA
October 2, 2018
page B5

September 29: Blues guitarist and singer Otis Rush dies at the age of 84.
Duane Allman plays on 6 tracks of Otis' 1969 album 'Mourning In The Morning'. (DETAILS)
    OCTOBER 2018
October 10: The letter that Duane Allman wrote on March 19, 1970 to Holly Barr (the wife of Ralph Barr of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) (READ) has been put up for auction in Boston, MA.

(On this website is mentioned that The Allman Brothers Band and Santana played at the Municipal Auditorium in Atlanta, GA on March 26, 1970, but that is incorrect. The correct date is March 19, 1970.)
  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 5: The letter that Duane Allman wrote around August 1970 to Ralph Barr (of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) and his wife Holly Barr (READ) has been put up for auction in Boston, MA.
  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)
  April 26: The Duane Allman & Eric Clapton LP 'Jamming Together In 1970' is released by DBQP. Duane Allman plays on 2 tracks. (DETAILS) 
These recordings were made during the sessions for the Derek And The Dominos album 'Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs' at the Criteria Studios in Miami, FL in August / September 1970 and previously released on 'Derek and the Dominos: The Layla Sessions - 20th Anniversary Edition' (1990).
    MAY 2019

Star Tribune
Minneapolis, MN
May 31, 2019
page A1

Star Tribune
Minneapolis, MN
June 1, 2019
page A7

The Boston Globe
Boston, MA
June 12, 2019
page C11

May 29: Blues musician and music writer Tony Glover dies in St. Paul, MN 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

Daily News
New York, NY
June 7, 2019
page 3

Tampa Bay Times
St. Petersburg, FL
June 7, 2019
page 2A

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 27: Richard Havers article 'How Derek And The Dominos' Historic Layla Sessions Birthed A Classic' is published on Udiscovermusic.com.

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

A headstone for Butch Trucks has been placed at Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, GA.

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

The Herald News
Passaic, NL
September 7, 2019
page 6L

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia, PA
September 8, 2019
page B7

The Gazette
Cedar Rapids, IA
September 11, 2019
page 11A

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)


September 28: The 'Melody Trucks Band' CD 'Walking In Gratitude' is released.
The track 'Freight Train'
is dedicated to Butch 'Freight Train' Trucks with gratitude and honor to D. Allman, G. Allman, R. Betts, Jaimoe and R.B. Oakley.
'Skydog' is mentioned in the lyrics.
Melody Trucks is the daughter of Butch Trucks.


    OCTOBER 2019
  John Heidt's article 'Vital Slide - The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East' (READ) and Wolf Marshall's article 'The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East And The Birth Of The Jam Band' (READ) are published in the October 2019 issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine.

October 7: Duane Allman's Gibson SG, that was sold through 'Heritage Auctions' on July 20, 2019, is currently on display at the 'Songbirds Guitar Museum' in Chattanooga, TN.


photos by Ricky Brasfield

photos by Ricky Brasfield

October 20: Jack Pearson plays Duane Allman's Gibson SG and Gibson Firebird during a 'Vault Sessions' episode at the 'Songbirds Guitar Museum' in Chattanooga, TN. (VIDEOS)

  October 29: Alan Paul's article 'Duane Allman's Spirit Was Alive And Well In 2014', previously issued in the Wall Street Journal on October 28, 2014, is published online on:
  October 29: Alan Paul's article 'The Allman Brothers Band's Final Show - 5 Years Ago Last Night!' is published online on:
October 29: A little soundclip with studio chatter from around 1968 at FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL with Duane Allman, Rick Hall, Johnny Sandlin, Paul Hornsby and Berry Oakley is published by Rodney Hall on https://soundcloud.com/famerod/duane-studio-chatter-102919-803-pm
    NOVEMBER 2019
  November 8: The Allman Brothers Band CD 'The Lost Warehouse Tapes - New Orleans Broadcast September 1971' is released by Golden Rain Records. (DETAILS)
  November 12: Jimmy Herring plays Duane Allman's Gibson SG during a 'Vault Sessions' episode at the 'Songbirds Guitar Museum' in Chattanooga, TN. (VIDEO)

  November 20: Scott Sharrard & Friends play a tribute show at the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY, celebrating the life of Duane Allman and the Muscle Shoals sound.
November 22: The full 'Vault Sessions' episode with Jack Pearson playing Duane Allman's Gibson SG at the 'Songbirds Guitar Museum' in Chattanooga, TN on October 20, 2019 is released by 'The Songbirds Foundation'. (VIDEO)

    DECEMBER 2019

1st floor

2nd floor

photos courtesy of Mercer University

Capricorn Revival
at the Macon City Auditorium

December 3: The rebirth of the historic Capricorn Sound Studios as 'Mercer Music At Capricorn' is celebrated in Macon, GA. (VIDEOS)


    JANUARY 2020
January 3: A tribute show celebrating 50 years of The Allman Brothers Band and honoring Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Berry Oakley and Butch Trucks is announced.
The concert will take place on March 10, 2020 at New York's Madison Square Garden.
The surviving members of the last Allman Brothers Band lineup will reunite for an evening of all-Allmans music and jams: Jaimoe, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Oteil Burbridge and Marc Quinones.
Also on the lineup are drummer Duane Trucks and organist Reese Wynans.
Pianist Chuck Leavell will also join them for a few numbers.


January 14: The February 28 release of the 5CD / 10LP Allman Brothers Band box set 'Trouble No More: 50th Anniversary Collection' is announced. (DETAILS)  (VIDEOS)

    FEBRUARY 2020
February 6: William Aaron 'Bill' Snow Jr., past president and owner of Snow's Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Macon, GA, where Duane Allman's memorial service took plave on November 1, 1971, dies at the age of 86.


February 14: Re-releases on CD and vinyl of the Allman Joys: 'Early Allman', Hour Glass: 'Hour Glass', Hour Glass: 'Power Of Love' and the 'Duane & Gregg Allman' (the 31st Of February demos) are announced for March 27, 2020:


  February 14: The book 'The Big House Collection' is published by 'The Allman Brothers Band Museum At The Big House' in Macon, GA.


February 17: It has been announced that Duane Allman's 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop guitar will be traveling from 'The Allman Brothers Band Museum At The Big House' in Macon, GA to the Madison Square Garden in New York for the March 10, 2020 concert of 'The Brothers'.