Thursday, October 29, 2009

Died on this date:

Duane Allman
Really good guitar player
Nov. 20, 1946-Oct. 29, 1971
(Age 24)

Daune Allman had a smooth and distinctive style and popularized the use of slide guitar in what came to be called Southern Rock or Blues Rock.  In addition to the hugely successful Allman Brothers Band, Duane was a much sought after session guitarist and in my humble opinion reached his apex with Layla and Other Love Songs by Derek and the Dominos (Double guitars with Eric Clapton.  Magical stuff, for real.)   Rolling Stone magazine rated him the #2 all-time guitarist, right behind Jimi Hendrix.

I saw the Allman Brothers Band back in 1970.  They were 2 hours late, a not uncommon thing in those heady days.  Once the show started nobody cared.  The band smoked.  (And so did the audience.)

From blunt force trauma sustained in a motorcycle accident.

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