Rare Allman Brothers Band Gold Record Fetches $2,250
A gold record award for the Allman Brothers’ 1973 compilation album ‘Beginnings’ sold for $2,250 on eBay — but not just any gold record award. This one once hung in the band’s Georgia-based label offices.
The award was presented to Phil Walden and Capricorn Records in recognition of a million in sales for the project, which repackaged the Allman Brothers’ first two albums (1969’s ‘The Allman Brothers Band’ and 1970’s ‘Idlewild South’) in order to capitalize on the group’s new-found fame in the wake of their subsequent ‘At Fillmore East’ and ‘Eat a Peach’ recordings.
It remained on the wall of the label offices on Cotton Avenue in Macon, Georgia, the seller says, until it was purchased to become part of the Alan Walden family archives.
Through it’s lost several key members over the years, including the late Duane Allman and Dickey Betts, the Allman Brothers Band is still going strong today — having played host last month to the second annual Peach Music Festival in Scranton, Pa. The event also featured the Black Crowes, RatDog, Allman Brothers band member Warren Haynes’ band Gov’t Mule.