The Allman Brothers Band, March 1971. From left to right: Dickey Betts, Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Jaimoe Johanson, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks.
Capricorn headquarters, Macon, 2009
"The Big House", seen here in 2009: The band lived at the house in the early 1970s.
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.

Walden met guitarist Duane Allman (then under contract to Rick Hall, owner of FAME Studios) through Wexler and set about making him a star in his own right, precipitating the formation of The Allman Brothers Band.

- Phil Walden

Meanwhile, Phil Walden, the manager of the late Otis Redding and several other R&B acts, was looking to expand into rock acts.

- The Allman Brothers Band
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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Capricorn Records

Capricorn Sound Studios in 2014.
Exterior of the newly renovated Mercer Music at Capricorn in 2020.
The view of the Capricorn Studio control room from standing inside Studio A. Little has changed in both the studio space and control room since 1972.

Capricorn Records was an independent record label founded by Phil Walden and Frank Fenter in 1969 in Macon, Georgia.

Allman would go on to help Walden build what would become the Allman Brothers Band.

Idlewild South

The album's title came from a nickname of a rented cabin the band shared, the "Idlewild South"

Idlewild South is the second studio album by American southern rock band the Allman Brothers Band.

Executives suggested to the band's manager and Capricorn president, Phil Walden, that he relocate the band to New York or Los Angeles to increase their exposure.

At Fillmore East

At Fillmore East is the first live album by American rock band the Allman Brothers Band, and their third release overall.

Manager Phil Walden explained to executives that the band were less of a studio band and that live performances were most important to them.

The Allman Brothers Band (album)

The gatefold album sleeve features the band posing nude in a brook.

The Allman Brothers Band is the debut studio album by American rock band the Allman Brothers Band.

Meanwhile, Phil Walden, the manager of the late Otis Redding and several other R&B acts, was looking to expand into rock acts.

Macon, Georgia

Consolidated city-county in the U.S. state of Georgia.

Consolidated city-county in the U.S. state of Georgia.

Child labor in Macon, 1909. Photo by Lewis Hine.
Wesleyan College circa 1877
Location of Macon within Bibb County before consolidation
The Macon-Bibb County Courthouse
Location of the Macon-Warner Robins-Fort Valley CSA and its components:
Cherry Blossom Festival
Georgia State Fair
Fort Benjamin Hawkins
Macon City Auditorium - world's largest true copper dome
Ocmulgee Riverwalk
Central City Skatepark
Central City Park, 1877
Mercer University
MTA-MAC City Bus

Macon is the birthplace or hometown of musicians Emmett Miller, The Allman Brothers Band, Randy Crawford, Mark Heard, Lucille Hegamin, Otis Redding, Little Richard, Mike Mills, and Bill Berry of R.E.M., as well as more recent artists like violinist Robert McDuffie and country artist Jason Aldean.

Capricorn Records, run by Macon natives Phil Walden and briefly Alan Walden, made the city a hub for Southern rock music in the late 1960s and 1970s.