Duane Allman – November 2012 Classic Rock Birthdays
The Allman Brothers Band's extremely talented guitarist Duane Allman would have been 66 on Nov. 20 had he not perished in a motorcycle accident back in 1971 at the age of 24.
Due to his brief tenure with the group, he is occasionally overlooked when it comes to the guitar greats, but Allman's slide guitar playing and improvisational experimentation was one of the keys to the band's early success. It also earned him side gigs playing with Wilson Pickett, Boz Skaggs, Aretha Franklin, Ronnie Hawkins, and Derek and the Dominoes among others.
He appeared on such Allman Brothers Band favorites as 'Whipping Post' 'Midnight Rider,' and 'Blue Sky.'