42 years ago yesterday (October 29, 1971) the great Duane Allman passed at the age of 24. While he left too soon, what he left will live forever.
A top 5 – maybe top 3 – guitarist of all time. See evidence here – “Statesboro Blues” from the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival:
One of the first albums I remember playing was ‘The Allman Brothers Band’ on Dad’s record player. Along with ‘The Gambler’ by Kenny Rogers and all the Sesame Street songs, I knew all the words. To say that the Allman Brothers’ and Duane’s guitar were influential in my youth is a complete understatement. Sad day, folks. Sad day.
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