The Allman Brothers Band, March 1971. From left to right: Dickey Betts, Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Jaimoe Johanson, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks.
"The Big House", seen here in 2009: The band lived at the house in the early 1970s.
FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals (photograph by Carol M. Highsmith)
Duane Allman, the group's leader, was killed in a motorcycle crash in 1971.
Gregg Allman on the band's 1975 tour
Keyboardist Chuck Leavell began contributing to the band in 1973.
Guitarist Warren Haynes, seen here in the late 1990s, joined the band for their second reunion.
The band's 2009 residency at New York's Beacon Theatre was considered a career highlight.
Derek Trucks joined in 1999 and became the band's youngest member.
Guest appearances during the "Beacon Run" were common. Here Eric Clapton joins the band in March 2009 to play songs from 1970's Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, which had featured Duane Allman.

Duane moved back to pursue a career as a session musician in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, while Gregg stayed behind in Hollywood bound by contractual obligations with Liberty, who believed he could hold a solo career.

- The Allman Brothers Band

They worked with Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart, the Rolling Stones, The Allman Brothers, and others.

- Muscle Shoals, Alabama
The Allman Brothers Band, March 1971. From left to right: Dickey Betts, Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Jaimoe Johanson, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks.

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FAME Recording Studios in 2010

FAME Studios

FAME Recording Studios in 2010
Rick Hall at FAME Studios in 2010

FAME (Florence Alabama Music Enterprises) Studios is a recording studio located at 603 East Avalon Avenue in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, an area of northern Alabama known as the Shoals.

Duane Allman, later of the Allman Brothers Band, pitched a tent and camped out in the parking lot of FAME Studios in 1968 in order to be near the recording sessions occurring there.