Allman Brothers Band: Every Album, Every Song



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In 1973, the Allman Brothers Band were one of the most popular in America: they headlined the Watkins Glen Summer Jam, attended by an estimated 600,000 people and their album Brothers and Sisters was a number one for five weeks on the Billboard listings that summer. The single ‘Ramblin’ Man’ hit #2 in October. The group made the cover of Newsweek. Rolling Stone named them ‘band of the year’. Their story can only be described as ‘volatile’. Always a strong live draw since forming in 1969, in the two years prior to Watkins Glen they had released one of the greatest live albums of all time and lost two founding members in near-identical motorcycle accidents, including guitar genius 24-year-old Duane Allman. Increased drug use and a ruinous 1976 court case forced the band apart. A three-album reunion between 1978 and 1982 rekindled some of the old fire, but it was with their twentieth anniversary and second reformation in 1989 that provided a degree of stability and acclaim. The passing of founder members Butch Trucks and Gregg Allman in 2017 definitively ended the band’s story. Their legacy of eleven studio albums, six contemporaneous live albums and several box sets includes classics such as their self-titled debut, the sophomore Idlewild South, their artistic and commercial breakthrough, the definitive live document At Fillmore East and astounding final album Hittin’ The Note from 2003.

Andrew Wild is an experienced writer, music collector and film buff with many books to his name including recent publications about Queen, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits and Crosby, Stills and Nash. His comprehensive study of every song recorded and performed by the Beatles between 1957 and 1970 was published by Sonicbond in 2019. He lives in Rainow, Cheshire, UK.

ISBN: 9781789522525
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 01/02/2023
RRP: $39.99
Pages: 160
Dimension: 210mm X 148mm
Imprint: Sonicbond Publishing