|Birth name||Howard Duane Allman|
|Also known as||Skydog|
|Born||November 20, 1946|
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
|Died||October 29, 1971 (aged 24)|
Macon, Georgia, U.S.
|Genre(s)||Southern rock, Blues, Blues-rock, Jam, Jazz fusion|
|Years active||1961 - 1971|
|Associated acts||The Allman Brothers Band|
Derek and the Dominos
The Hour Glass
|Gibson '59 Darkburst Les Paul|
Gibson '68 Cherry SG
Howard Duane Allman (November 20, 1946 – October 29, 1971) was an American session musician and lead guitarist of the southern rock group, The Allman Brothers Band. Events 284 - Diocletian was chosen as Roman Emperor. 762 - Bögü Khan of the Uyghurs, Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Tennessee ( is a state located in the Southern United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 437 - Valentinian III, Western Roman Emperor, marries Licinia Eudoxia, daughter of his cousin Theodosius II Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. Macon is a city located in central Georgia, USA It is among the largest metropolitan areas in Georgia and the county seat of Bibb County. The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Southern rock is a subgenre of Rock music. It developed in the Southern United States from Rock and roll, Country music, and Blues The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression Blues-rock is a hybrid musical genre combining Bluesy improvisations over the 12-bar blues and extended Boogie jams with Rock Jam bands (or jambands) are musical groups whose albums and live performances relate to a fan culture which originated with the 1960s group Grateful Dead and continued Fusion or more specifically jazz fusion or jazz rock, is a Musical genre that merges Jazz with elements of other styles of music particularly A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Mercury Records is a Record label operating as a standalone company in the UK and as part of the Island Def Jam Music Group in the US and are both subsidiaries of Capricorn Records is an independent Record label which was launched by Phil Walden, Alan Walden, and Frank Fenter in 1969 in The Allman Brothers Band is a Southern rock band based in Macon, Georgia. Derek and the Dominos were a Blues-rock supergroup formed in the spring of 1970 by guitarist and singer Eric Clapton with keyboardist Bobby Whitlock The Allman Joys was an early band with Duane and Gregg Allman fronting The Hour Glass were a 1960s rhythm and blues band based in Los Angeles California between 1967 and 1968 The Gibson Les Paul is a solidbody Electric guitar originally developed in the early 1950s The Gibson SG is a popular model of solid-bodied Electric guitar that was introduced in the early 1960s Events 284 - Diocletian was chosen as Roman Emperor. 762 - Bögü Khan of the Uyghurs, Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 437 - Valentinian III, Western Roman Emperor, marries Licinia Eudoxia, daughter of his cousin Theodosius II Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Session musicians are musicians available for hire as opposed to musicians who are either permanent members of a musical outfit or who have acquired fame in their own right Lead guitar refers to the use of a Guitar to perform Melody lines instrumental fill passages, and Guitar solos within a song structure Southern rock is a subgenre of Rock music. It developed in the Southern United States from Rock and roll, Country music, and Blues The Allman Brothers Band is a Southern rock band based in Macon, Georgia. Allman is best remembered for his brief but influential tenure in the band he helped co-found, as well as his inspired slide guitar and improvisational skills. Slide guitar or bottleneck guitar is a particular method or technique for playing the Guitar. Musical Improvisation is the creative activity of immediate Musical composition, which combines performance with communication of emotions and instrumental
Besides his work with The Allman Brothers Band, Allman led an established session musician life, lending his skills to the likes of King Curtis, Aretha Franklin, Boz Skaggs, and Herbie Mann. Curtis Ousley ( February 7, 1934 – August 13, 1971) who performed under the name King Curtis, was an American Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25 1942 Franklin has had a total of twenty number-one singles on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart, two of which became #1 hits on the Boz Scaggs (born William Royce Scaggs, 8 June 1944, Canton, Ohio) is an American Singer, Songwriter Herbert Jay Solomon ( April 16, 1930 – July 1, 2003) better known as Herbie Mann, was an American Jazz He also had a major role on the 1970 album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek and the Dominos. Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs is a Blues - rock album by Derek and the Dominos. Derek and the Dominos were a Blues-rock supergroup formed in the spring of 1970 by guitarist and singer Eric Clapton with keyboardist Bobby Whitlock In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine named Allman as number two on their list of the greatest guitarists of all time, trailing only Jimi Hendrix. Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published James Marshall Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix) (November 27 1942 – September 18 1970 was an American Guitarist, Singer and Songwriter 
Allman died in 1971 at the age of twenty-four after enduring a motorcycle accident that crushed several internal organs. He was laid to rest in Macon, Georgia, and would be joined by bassist Berry Oakley a little over a year later. Macon is a city located in central Georgia, USA It is among the largest metropolitan areas in Georgia and the county seat of Bibb County. The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule Raymond Berry Oakley III ( April 4, 1948 – November 11, 1972) was an American Bassist and one of the founding members
Duane Allman was born in Nashville, Tennessee. When he was three years old and his family were living near Norfolk, Virginia, his father, Willis, a United States Army sergeant, was murdered on December 26 in a robbery by a veteran he had befriended that day. Norfolk is an Independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States The United States Army is a military organization whose primary mission is to "provide necessary forces and capabilities. Events 1481 - Battle of Westbrook - Holland defeats troops of Utrecht. Robbery is the Crime of seizing Property through Violence or Intimidation. Geraldine "Mama A" Allman and the boys moved back to Nashville. In 1957 they moved to Daytona Beach, Florida.
As a teenager in 1960, Allman was motivated to take up the guitar by the example of his younger brother, Gregg, who had obtained a guitar after hearing a neighbor playing country music standards on an acoustic guitar. Gregory Lenoir Allman (born December 8, 1947 in Nashville Tennessee) known as Gregg Allman (sometimes spelled Greg Allman) is a Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. A steel-string acoustic guitar, is a modern form of Guitar descended from the Classical guitar, but strung with steel strings for a brighter louder sound Gregg later said that after Duane started playing, "he . . . passed me up like I was standing still. "
Another important event occurred in 1959 when the boys were in Nashville visiting family. They attended a rock 'n' roll show in which blues artist B. B. King performed, and both promptly fell under the spell of the music. The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression B B King (born Riley B King, September 16 1925 is an American Blues Guitarist and Singer-songwriter. Brother Gregg reports that Duane turned to him in the middle of the show and said, "We got to get into this. "
The Allman Brothers started playing publicly in 1961, joining or forming a number of small, local groups. Events January 15 - Motown Records signs The Supremes January 20 - Francis Poulenc 's Gloria Shortly thereafter Allman quit high school to stay home during the day and focus on his guitar playing. High school is the name used in some parts of the world (in particular Scotland, North America and Australia) to describe an institution Their band the Escorts eventually became the Allman Joys. The Allman Joys was an early band with Duane and Gregg Allman fronting After Gregg graduated from Seabreeze High School in 1965, the Allman Joys went on the road, performing throughout the Southeast and eventually being based in Nashville and St. Louis. Seabreeze High School is a High school located in Daytona Beach, Florida.
The Allman Joys morphed into another not-completely-successful band, The Hour Glass, which moved to Los Angeles in early 1967. The Hour Glass were a 1960s rhythm and blues band based in Los Angeles California between 1967 and 1968 Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West There the Hour Glass did manage to produce two albums that left the band unsatisfied. Liberty, their record company, tried to market them as a pop band, completely ignoring the band's desire to play more blues-oriented material. The Hour Glass songs that are on the first and second Duane Allman Anthologies, as well as the Allman Brothers' anthology Dreams, are so radically different from the Liberty releases that they might as well be two different bands. Duane's guitar playing, buried in the 1960s albums, takes on the commanding presence that he later displayed with the Allman Brothers.
At this point Allman added electric slide guitar to his repertoire, after hearing Taj Mahal perform the Willie McTell classic "Statesboro Blues", featuring Jesse Ed Davis on slide; this was later a signature tune for the Allman Brothers Band. Henry Saint Clair Fredericks (born May 17, 1942) who goes by the Stage name Taj Mahal, is an internationally recognized Blues musician William Samuel McTell, better known as Blind Willie McTell ( May 5, 1898 (sometimes reported as 1901 or even 1903 – August 19, 1959 " Statesboro Blues " is a blues Song in the key of C written by Blind Willie McTell; the title refers to the town of Statesboro Georgia Jesse Edwin Davis ( September 21, 1944 – June 22 1988) was an American Guitarist. Allman used an empty glass Coricidin medicine bottle worn over his ring finger as a slide; this was later picked up by other slide guitarists such as Rory Gallagher, Derek Trucks and Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Coricidin, Coricidin 'D' (decongestant or CoricidinHBP (for h igh b lood p ressure is the name of a drug marketed by Schering-Plough Rory Gallagher (2 March 1948&ndash14 June 1995 was an Irish Blues / rock Guitarist Born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal Derek Trucks (born June 8, 1979) is a Grammy Award - nominated American Guitarist. Gary Robert Rossington (born December 4, 1951 in Jacksonville Florida) is a founding member of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. Lynyrd Skynyrd (ˌlɛnɚdˈskɪnɝd is an American Southern rock band 
The Hour Glass broke up in early 1968, and Duane and Gregg Allman went back to Florida, where they played on demo sessions with the 31st of February, a folk rock outfit whose drummer was Butch Trucks. Events January 4 - Guitarist Jimi Hendrix is jailed by Stockholm police after trashing a hotel room during a drunken fist fight with Folk rock is a musical genre combining elements of Folk music and rock music. Claude Hudson "Butch" Trucks (born May 11, 1947 in Jacksonville Florida) is an American Drummer who is one of the Gregg returned to California to fulfill Hour Glass obligations, while Duane jammed around Florida for months but didn't get another band going.
Allman's playing on the two Hour Glass albums and an Hour Glass session in early 1968 at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, had caught the ear of Rick Hall, owner of FAME. Events January 4 - Guitarist Jimi Hendrix is jailed by Stockholm police after trashing a hotel room during a drunken fist fight with FAME (Florence Alabama Music Enterprises Studios are located at 603 East Avalon Muscle Shoals AL Muscle Shoals is a city in Colbert County, Alabama, United States. Alabama (formally the State of Alabama;) is a State located in the southern region of the United States of America. In November 1968 Hall hired Allman to play on an album with Wilson Pickett. Wilson Pickett ( March 18, 1941 – January 19, 2006) was an American R&B / Rock and Roll and soul Allman's work on that album, Hey Jude (1968), got him hired as a full-time session musician at Muscle Shoals and brought him to the attention of a number of other musicians, such as guitar great Eric Clapton, who later said, "I remember hearing Wilson Pickett's 'Hey Jude' and just being astounded by the lead break at the end. Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945 is an English Blues-rock Guitarist, singer Songwriter and Composer . . . I had to know who that was immediately — right now. "
Allman's performance on "Hey Jude" blew away Atlantic Records producer and executive Jerry Wexler when Hall played it over the phone for him. Gerald "Jerry" Wexler ( January 10 1917 &ndash August 15 2008) was a music journalist turned music producer and was regarded Wexler immediately bought Allman's recording contract from Hall and wanted to use him on sessions with all sorts of Atlantic R&B artists. While at Muscle Shoals, Allman was featured on releases by a number of artists, including Clarence Carter, King Curtis, Aretha Franklin, Otis Rush, Percy Sledge, Johnny Jenkins, Boz Scaggs, Delaney & Bonnie and jazz flautist Herbie Mann. Clarence Carter (born January 14 1936 is a Blind soul Singer and Musician. Curtis Ousley ( February 7, 1934 – August 13, 1971) who performed under the name King Curtis, was an American Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25 1942 Franklin has had a total of twenty number-one singles on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart, two of which became #1 hits on the Otis Rush (born April 29, 1934 in Philadelphia Mississippi) is a blues Musician, Singer and Guitarist. Percy Sledge (born November 25, 1940) is an American R&B and soul performer Johnny Edward Jenkins ( March 5 1939 &ndash June 26 2006) was a renowned left-handed Blues guitarist Boz Scaggs (born William Royce Scaggs, 8 June 1944, Canton, Ohio) is an American Singer, Songwriter Delaney & Bonnie and Friends was a rock / Soul revue fronted by husband-and-wife singer/songwriters Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett. Herbert Jay Solomon ( April 16, 1930 – July 1, 2003) better known as Herbie Mann, was an American Jazz Shortly after he recorded his lead break in "Hey Jude", he recorded all of the lead guitar in Boz Scaggs' "Loan Me A Dime. " His soloing in the song is noted as some of the best he ever laid down on record. For his first Aretha sessions, Allman traveled to New York, where in January 1969 he went as an audience member to the Fillmore East to see Johnny Winter and prophetically told fellow Shoals guitarist Jimmy Johnson that in a year he'd be on that stage; the Allman Brothers Band indeed played the Fillmore that December. John Dawson "Johnny" Winter III (born on 23 February, 1944 in Beaumont Texas, USA is an American Blues guitarist
The limits of full-time session playing frustrated Allman. The few months in Muscle Shoals were by no means a waste, however, because besides meeting the great artists and other industry professionals he was working with, Allman had rented a small, secluded cabin on a lake and spent many solitary hours there refining his playing. Perhaps most significantly, at F. A. M. E. Allman got together with R&B and jazz drummer Jaimoe Johanson, who came there to meet Allman at the urging of the late Otis Redding's manager, Phil Walden, who by now was managing Allman and wanted to build a three-piece band around him. Jai Johanny Johanson (born John Lee Johnson on July 8, 1944, in Ocean Springs Mississippi) frequently known by the stage names Jaimoe Allman and Jaimoe got Chicago-born bassist Berry Oakley to come up from Florida and jam as a trio, but Berry was committed to his rock band with guitarist Dickey Betts, the Second Coming, and returned south. Raymond Berry Oakley III ( April 4, 1948 – November 11, 1972) was an American Bassist and one of the founding members Forrest Richard "Dickey" Betts (born December 12, 1943) is an American Guitarist, Singer, and Songwriter
Getting fed up with Muscle Shoals, in March Allman took Jaimoe with him back to Jacksonville, Florida, where they moved in with Butch Trucks. Claude Hudson "Butch" Trucks (born May 11, 1947 in Jacksonville Florida) is an American Drummer who is one of the Soon a jam session of these three plus Betts, Oakley, and Reese Wynans took place and forged what all present recognized as a natural, or even magical, bond. A jam session is a Musical act where Musicians gather and play (or "jam") without extensive preparation or predefined Arrangements With the addition of brother Gregg, called back from Los Angeles to sing and replace Wynans on keyboards, at the end of March 1969, the Allman Brothers Band was formed. The Allman Brothers Band is a Southern rock band based in Macon, Georgia. (Wynans became well known over a decade later as organist with Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble. Stephen "Stevie" Ray Vaughan ( October 3, 1954 August 27, 1990) was an American Blues-rock Guitarist ) After a bit of rehearsing and gigging, the sextet moved up to Macon, Georgia, in April to be near Walden and his Capricorn Sound Studios. Macon is a city located in central Georgia, USA It is among the largest metropolitan areas in Georgia and the county seat of Bibb County. The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule While living in Macon, Allman met Donna Roosman, who bore his only child, Galadrielle. Despite their child, the relationship quickly ended.
The Allman Brothers Band went on to become one of the most influential rock groups of the 1970s, described by Rolling Stone's George Kimball in 1971 as "the best damn rock and roll band this country has produced in the past five years. Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published Events February 5 - Eric Burdon & War disbanding They never performed togeather again until April 21 2008 at the Royal Albert Hall " After months of nonstop rehearsing and gigging, including fondly remembered free shows in Macon's Central City Park and Atlanta's Piedmont Park, the group was ready to settle on the Allman Brothers Band name, and to record. Their debut album, The Allman Brothers Band, was recorded in New York in September 1969 and released a couple months later. The Allman Brothers Band, released in 1969 was the Eponymous debut album of Southern rock group The Allman Brothers Band. Events Perhaps the two most famous musical events of 1969 were concerts In the midst of intense touring, work began in Macon and Miami (Atlantic South - Criteria Studios), and a little bit in New York, on the ABB's second album, Idlewild South. Idlewild South is the second Album of The Allman Brothers Band, released in 1970 Produced mostly by Tom Dowd, Idlewild South was released in August 1970 and broke ground for the ABB by quickly hitting the Billboard charts.
A group date in Miami, also that August, gave Allman the chance to participate in Eric Clapton's Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945 is an English Blues-rock Guitarist, singer Songwriter and Composer Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs is a Blues - rock album by Derek and the Dominos. Clapton had long wanted to meet Allman; when he heard that the Allman Brothers were due to play in Miami, where he had just started work on Layla with producer Tom Dowd, he insisted on going to see their concert, where he met Allman. Tom Dowd ( October 20, 1925 – October 27, 2002) was an American Recording engineer and producer for Atlantic After the show the two bands—the Allman Brothers Band and Derek and the Dominos—returned to Criteria, where Allman and Clapton quickly formed a deep rapport during an all-night jam session. The Allman Brothers Band is a Southern rock band based in Macon, Georgia. Derek and the Dominos were a Blues-rock supergroup formed in the spring of 1970 by guitarist and singer Eric Clapton with keyboardist Bobby Whitlock  At one point, Allman cautiously asked Clapton if he could come by the studio to watch. Clapton refused, telling Allman to bring his guitar because, "you got to play. " Allman wound up participating on most of the album's tracks, contributing some of his best-known work. Allman never left the Allman Brothers Band, though, despite being offered a permanent position with Clapton. Allman never toured with Derek and the Dominos, but he did make two appearances with them on December 1, 1970 at the Curtis Hixon Hall and the following day at Onondaga County War Memorial. Events 800 - Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Curtis Hixon Hall, located at 600 Ashley Drive was an indoor sports Arena, Convention center, concert venue and special events center built downtown beside Onondaga County War Memorial is an arena in Syracuse New York.
In an interview, Duane told listeners how to tell who played what: Eric played the Fender parts and Duane played the Gibson parts. He continued by noting that the Fender had a sparklier sound, while the Gibson produced more of a "full-tilt screech. "
The Allman Brothers went on to record At Fillmore East, one of the great live rock albums, in March, 1971. At Fillmore East is a double Live album by The Allman Brothers Band, universally regarded as their breakthrough success Events February 5 - Eric Burdon & War disbanding They never performed togeather again until April 21 2008 at the Royal Albert Hall Meanwhile, Allman continued contributing session work to other artists' albums whenever he could. According to Skydog: the Duane Allman Story, Allman was in the habit of spontaneously dropping in at recording sessions and contributing to whatever was being taped that day. He received cash payments but no recording credits, making it virtually impossible to compile a complete discography of his works. The article is about sound recordings For the Pet Shop Boys album see Discography The Complete Singles Collection.
Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident only a few months after the summer release and great initial success of At Fillmore East. At Fillmore East is a double Live album by The Allman Brothers Band, universally regarded as their breakthrough success While in Macon on October 29, during a band break from touring and recording, Allman was riding his motorcycle, named Melissa, toward an oncoming truck that was turning well in front of him but then stopped in mid-intersection. Events 437 - Valentinian III, Western Roman Emperor, marries Licinia Eudoxia, daughter of his cousin Theodosius II Melissa is a Given name for a Female. It has a Greek origin meaning Honey bee. He lost control of his Harley while trying to swing left, possibly striking the back of the truck or its crane ball. He flew from his bike, which landed on and skidded with him, crushing internal organs; he died a few hours later, less than one month shy of his 25th birthday. In a bizarre coincidence, bassist Berry Oakley would die less than 13 months later in a similar motorcycle crash with a city bus, just three blocks away from the site of Duane Allman's fatal accident. Coincidence is the noteworthy alignment of two or more events or circumstances without obvious causal connection Raymond Berry Oakley III ( April 4, 1948 – November 11, 1972) was an American Bassist and one of the founding members
After Duane Allman's funeral and a few weeks of mourning, the five surviving members of the Allman Brothers Band carried on with the name, resuming live performances and finishing the recording work interrupted by Duane's passing. They called this next album Eat a Peach for one of Duane Allman's interview lines, in response to the question "How are you helping the revolution?": "There ain't no revolution, only evolution, but every time I'm in Georgia I eat a peach for peace. Eat a Peach is a 1972 Double album by the American Southern rock group The Allman Brothers Band; it was the last to include founding " Released in February, 1972, this double album contains a side of live and studio tracks with Allman; two sides of "Mountain Jam", recorded with Duane at the Fillmore during the same March stand as At Fillmore East; and a side of tracks by the five-piece band. Events January 17 - Highway 51 South in Memphis Tennessee is renamed " Elvis Presley Blvd" January 20 - " Mountain Jam " is an improvised Instrumental jam by The Allman Brothers Band. There is a widely believed urban legend that Eat a Peach was a reference to the type of truck that killed Duane; however, that is not true. An urban legend or urban myth is a form of modern Folklore consisting of stories thought to be factual by those circulating them
A year later, after Berry Oakley's death in Macon following another motorcycle accident (a crash from which he appeared to not be seriously injured) just a few blocks from where Duane crashed, Berry's body was laid to rest beside Duane Allman's in Macon's Rose Hill Cemetery. Macon is a city located in central Georgia, USA It is among the largest metropolitan areas in Georgia and the county seat of Bibb County. Rose Hill Cemetery is in Macon, Georgia, US The cemetery opened in 1840. The variety of Allman's session work and ABB bandleading can be heard to good effect on two posthumous Capricorn releases, Duane Allman: An Anthology (1972) and Duane Allman: An Anthology Vol. Events January 17 - Highway 51 South in Memphis Tennessee is renamed " Elvis Presley Blvd" January 20 - II (1974). Events January - The Ramones form January - Joni Mitchell releases her monumental album Court and Spark, supported There are also several archival releases of live Allman Brothers Band performances from what is called the band's Duane Era.
Shortly after Duane's death, Ronnie Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd dedicated the song "Free Bird", to the memory of Duane Allman. Ronald Wayne "Ronnie" Van Zant (January 15 1948 – October 20 1977 was the lead vocalist primary lyricist and a founding member of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd (ˌlɛnɚdˈskɪnɝd is an American Southern rock band is a song by the American rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. It was first featured on the band's debut album (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd in 1973 and Many people assume the song was written about Duane, but this is not true; the song had been written before Duane had died. (Allen Collins wrote the song after his wife asked him the question "if I leave here tomorrow, would you still remember me?")
In 1973 some fans carved the very large letters "REMEMBER DUANE ALLMAN" in a sandstone embankment along Interstate 20 near Vicksburg, Mississippi. Sandstone is a Sedimentary rock composed mainly of Sand -size Mineral or rock grains. Vicksburg is a city in Warren County, Mississippi, United States.  A photograph was published in Rolling Stone magazine and in the Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll; the carving itself lasted for over ten years. Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published 
In 1998 the Georgia state legislature passed a resolution designating a stretch of State Highway 19 within Macon as "Duane Allman Boulevard" in his honor.
Duane Allman was generally considered a pacifist and was highly respected among his band mates. A care-free hippie throughout his teen and adult years, he was an avid reader, enjoying The Lord of the Rings and philosophical, political and poetic books. The Hippie Subculture was originally a Youth movement that began in the United States during the early 1960s and spread around the world The Lord of the Rings is an epic He named his only child Galadrielle in honor of Galadriel. Appearances Literature Stories of Galadriel's life prior to The Lord of the Rings are collected in the Unfinished Tales. Although never formally educated, roadie and band manager (1970-1976) Willie Perkins has joked that Allman referred to himself as a "roads scholar" from knowledge attained through his own readings and travels. "Roadie" redirects here For the 1980 movie see Roadie (film.
The guitar that Duane Allman used to record most of his songs is being kept at Hard Rock Cafe in London at the Vault.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Allman, Howard Duane|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||American rock guitarist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 20. Events 284 - Diocletian was chosen as Roman Emperor. 762 - Bögü Khan of the Uyghurs, 1946|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Nashville, Tennessee|
|DATE OF DEATH||October 29, 1971|
|PLACE OF DEATH||Macon, Georgia|