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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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Inside the Death of Berry Oakley, Another Allman Brothers Band Loss

Allman Brothers Band bassist Berry Oakley, victim of a Nov. 11, 1972 motorcycle crash, 1972, is too often remembered more for the way he died than how he lived.

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Capricorn
Capricorn

The Allman Brothers Band Launched Southern Rock With 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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Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images
Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images

The Day Duane Allman Died and the Legacy He Left

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

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Vivien Killilea, Getty Images

Derek Trucks Talks New Album, Shares Lessons Learned From Life With the Allman Brothers Band

With the end of the Allman Brothers Band already one year behind him and a new album on the horizon, Derek Trucks is poised between an incredible past and a future filled with possibilities.

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

The Allman Brothers Band Breakup: One Year Later

A year after they played their last concert, we look at what the members of the Allman Brothers Band have been doing.

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Mike Coppola, Getty Images
Mike Coppola, Getty Images

Warren Haynes on Life After the Allman Brothers Band: Exclusive Interview

Warren Haynes discusses the end of the Allman Brothers Band, his new album 'Ashes & Dust' and what's next.

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Capricorn

45 Years Ago: The Allman Brothers Band Host a Coming-Out Party for Dickey Betts on ‘Idlewild South’

'Idlewild South,' viewed now as a big-bang moment for Southern rock, heralded the arrival of the figure who would save the Allman Brothers Band.

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Capricorn
Capricorn

Gregg Allman Says Duane Allman’s Death Left the Allman Brothers Band Without a Leader

The Allman Brothers Band continued for decades after guitarist Duane Allman tragically passed away on Oct. 21, 1971, but looking back now, Gregg Allman believes the group never recovered from the loss of Duane's leadership.

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Photo Credit: Jake Silco
Photo Credit: Jake Silco

Derek Trucks on His New Tour, Working With Eric Clapton and His One Allman Brothers Regret: Exclusive Interview

In conversation, Derek Trucks laughs a lot. While he could easily be jaded, after so many career highlights, instead he maintains an obvious passion for what he does.

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Epic Records
Epic Records

25 Years Ago: The Allman Brothers Band Returns with ‘Seven Turns’

The Allman Brothers bounced back from a turbulent decade on July 3, 1990 with 'Seven Turns.'

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