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The Allman Brothers Band may not have invented Southern rock, but they perfected it. They blasting out of Georgia at the end of the ‘60s – having already paying their dues in the Allman Joys and Hour Glass — with a pair of records that would help establish their sound. Rooted in equal parts Southern R&B, back-roads country, amp-shredding garage rock, juke-joint blues and ‘60s rock ‘n’ roll, 1969’s self-titled debut and the following year’s ‘Idlewild South’ set the template. But it wasn’t until 1971’s double live ‘At Fillmore East’ that the Allmans became stars. Guitar ace Duane Allman and bassist Berry Oakley were killed in separate motorcycle accidents not long after the record’s release, but the group rebounded with 1973’s ‘Brothers and Sisters,’ a No. 1 album, led by Gregg Allman’s soulful rasp. Over the past 40 years the group has switched personnel (most notably recruiting guitarist Warren Haynes) but has remained a popular live act for its marathon shows.

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Dickie Betts’ Son Joins Dawes’ Touring Band

Duane Betts, the son of former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickie Betts, has joined the L.A. folk-rock band Dawes.

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21 Years Ago: The Allman Brothers Band Release ‘Where It All Begins’

The Allman Brothers Band Release 'Where It All Begins' on May 3, 1994.

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45 Years Ago: Allman Brothers Band Road Manager Kills Club Owner

How far would someone go for a band that had just been stiffed?

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Allman Brothers Band vs. Jethro Tull – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame, Round One

From across a smoky bar, you might get a few of the shaggier members of these Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame nominees mixed up.

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Photo credit: Anna Webber

Warren Haynes Looks Back On 20 Years Of Gov’t Mule + His ‘Unbelievable’ Time With The Allman Brothers

Warren Haynes spoke with us about his upcoming Gov't Mule releases and his years with the Allman Brothers.

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Dean Ween Unleashes 13-Minute Allman Brothers Tribute ‘Dickey Betts’

Today is the birthday of Allman Brothers Band guitar legend Dickey Betts.

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45 Years Ago: The Allman Brothers Band Launch Southern Rock With the Release of Their First Album

Marking definitive dates in music history is always tricky business, but if you forced fans to reach a consensus on the birthdate of Southern rock, most would agree it came in November 1969 with the release of the Allman Brothers Band’s self-titled debut album.

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Dickey Betts Says Allman Brothers Turned Into ‘Tribute Band’

Many Allman Brothers Band fans were disappointed that former guitarist Dickey Betts wasn't onstage with the group when they performed their farewell concert on Oct. 28, but Betts doesn't seem too broken up about his old partners calling it quits.

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Allman Brothers Say Goodbye With Epic Three-Set Beacon Theatre Show

After 45 years, millions of albums sold and countless miles, the Allman Brothers Band played its final show last night.

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43 Years Ago – Duane Allman Dies

Duane Allman died after a motorcycle accident on October 29, 1971.

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