Duane Allman at 70
I colorized several photos of Duane Allman and posted them in a photos gallery.
On November 20, 1946 Duane Allman made his world debut in the delivery room of Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Had he lived, he would be celebrating his 70th birthday this month. With that in mind, I wrote an extensive profile piece about Duane Allman for AllAboutJazz that you can find here.
Because Duane Allman’s playing had such an impact on me, it’s not surprising that he was mentioned in several of my interviews. So below I’ve put together a special bit of audio dealing with Duane Allman and the band he founded, drawn from my interviews with seven different musicians. Six of the seven are Grammy winners. Although Joey Molland of Badfinger doesn’t have a Grammy, he was at the epicenter of popular music during the time Duane Allman played with the Allman Brothers Band. For example, he played on George Harrison’s album All Things Must Pass, John Lennon’s Imagine, and performed on The Concert for Bangladesh in Madison Square Garden — and he met Duane Allman.
I hope you enjoy the article and the audio below.
- 0:00 Do You Remember the 60s?
- 5:22 Jerry Jemmott
- 15:41 Jaimoe
- 21:06 Chuck Leavell
- 30:40 Badfinger’s Joey Molland
- 41:11 John McLaughlin
- 43:18 John Scofield
- 52:20 Derek Trucks
We’ve been looking at the same photos for decades. Now, thanks to modern technology there is a way to bring them to life. So, in celebration of Duane Allman on his 70th birthday here’s my birthday gift to fans.
Feel free to share, but please be fair and ask folks to visit talking2musicians.com so they can hear the audio and find a link to the article about Duane.
colorized by Alan Bryson for http://www.talking2musicians.com