Duane Allman’s Birthday Celebration – Galadrielle Allman Interview
Written by Granaas6 on November 18, 2014
TODAY is Duane Allman’s birthday and we’re excited to announce an exclusive interview with Duane’s daughter, Galadrielle Allman for a celebration of his life and music!
Duane would be 68, celebrate with us on DeepJams.Net Radio this Thursday, Nov 20th at 6pm EST with a replay at 9pm EST to follow.
Duane Allman: Celebrating 68 years of Musical Genius
American guitarist, co-founder and leader of The Allman Brother’s Band, Duane Allman was an incredible guitar virtuoso. He is best remembered for his brief, but inspirational musical talents and unbeatable guitar skill. He is also the main source of musical inspiration for Deep Jams Radio
Howard Duane Allman was born in Nashville, Tennessee on November 20, 1946 but was raised in Daytona Beach, Florida with his brother Gregg by their mother. At the age of 14, Duane heard Gregg play a Teisco Silvertone guitar for the first time, and immediately took interest. His passion for music was born. After a lot of fights over Gregg’s guitar, their mother bought Duane his first guitar, a Gibson Les Paul junior. Duane became so passionate about playing his Gibson Les Paul and perfecting his skills that he eventually dropped out of high school due to his pursuit of a musical career.
In March, 1969, The Allman Brother’s band was formed, featuring Jaimoe, Dickie Betts, Berry Oakley, and both Duane, and his brother Gregg. Their debut album, The Allman Brothers Band, was produced in 1969 with mediocre success. The Allman Brothers Band became an influential rock group of the 1970’s according to Rolling Stone. After hearing a few of their songs, Eric Clapton became a huge fan of Duane and asked him to play on Clapton’s album, “Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs”. Clapton enjoyed working with Duane so much that he declared Duane as the musical brother he had always wanted. He asked Duane to join him in music and leave The Allman Brother’s band, but Duane declined.
Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident in 1971 after The Allman brothers were just starting to achieve the fame that would make them a household name. The Allman Brother’s Band continued on with Gregg, Dickey, Berry Jaimoe and Butch. Just this October, the band played their last gig at the Beacon on the date of Duan’s death, 45 years ago.
This Thursday marks Duane’s 68th birthday. In helping to keep his memory alive is his daughter, Galadrielle Allman. Her book, “Please Be With Me” was inspired by her father’s passion and covers his life story throughout his musical career. This Thursday, we will all get a chance to listen to Duane’s music and an in-depth interview with Galadrielle Allman at 6pm EST and a replay at 9pm EST on Deep Jams Radio.
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