The Duane Allman Hour

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Howard Duane Allman (November 20, 1946 – October 29, 1971) was an American guitarist, session musician, co-founder and leader of the The Allman Brothers Band until his death in a motorcycle accident in 1971 at the age of 24.

The Allman Brothers Band was formed in 1969 and based in the Southeastern United States. In the early 1970s, the band had major success. Allman is best remembered for his brief but influential tenure in the band and in particular for his expressive slide guitar playing and inventive improvisational skills. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Allman at #2 in their list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, second only to Jimi Hendrix and in 2011 he was ranked #9. His tone (achieved with a Gibson Les Paul and two 50-watt bass Marshall amplifiers) was named one of the greatest guitar tones of all time by Guitar Player.

A sought-after session musician both before and during his tenure with the band, Duane Allman performed with such established stars as King Curtis, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, and Herbie Mann. He also contributed heavily to the 1970 album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek and the Dominos.

Duane Allman’s skills as a guitarist were complemented by personal qualities such as his intensity, drive and ability to draw the best out of others in making music. He is still referred to by his nickname “Skydog”. –



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  1. Bob Killen   On   October 15, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Your site for all the huts out here reminds me of making music today, Got to do it high tech for sure. Only problem I can’t seem to get to the music like many pro music friends who won’t admit it! Just the sad truth. I’ve only begun to start! Gosh hear the Mighty Jack Weston tonight at 7pm EST yiu hear me 7 Pm EST tonight Oct 15,2015.. Had a what? I still don’t think they get it! What? i forgot! But I. Staying awake! Why? So that TONIGHT OCTOBER 15, 20155 @ 7PM EST ON DEEPJAM.NET LISTEN TO JAXK WESTON & WILLIAM PERKINS ON THE DUANE ALLMAN HOUR, PS IF YIU READ ALL THIS YOU MISSED jack. ok I played with Duane and was friends before the ABB . So? He was a hell of a lot easier to jM in the studio for hours at his request for hours. So? ok easier that to get to whur I needs to be to hear my new friend Jack! so? no got to go 1 hour to figure this vovkbfndkthing out! What no calls Its Keeten Lee or somebody, tell him I’ll have to call him back I don’t have time now! ok! Work out totally work out need nap. No right Jack Westln 7pm Est where? Oh I’m on the site no my loots crashing,X us egg xxedxe

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