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.
"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.

American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman and Gregg Allman (vocals, keyboards, songwriting), as well as Dickey Betts (lead guitar, vocals, songwriting), Berry Oakley (bass guitar), Butch Trucks (drums), and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson (drums).

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American drummer and percussionist.

Jaimoe with The Allman Brothers Band at the Beacon Theatre March 26, 2009
Mountain Jam 2009, May 31, 2009

He is best known as one of the founding members of the Allman Brothers Band.

Chuck Leavell

American musician and forestry author.

Leavell in 2009
Leavell with Sea Level
Left to Right: Ray Reach, Chuck Leavell and Peter Wolf at the 2008 BAMA Awards in Birmingham, Alabama

A member of the Allman Brothers Band throughout their commercial zenith in the 1970s, he subsequently became a founding member of the band Sea Level.

Duane Allman

Allman performing at the Fillmore East in 1971
The graves of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley
"Remember Duane Allman" tribute, carved into an excavation face next to Interstate 20 in 1973
Big House Van with Gazebo in Central City Park, Macon, GA

Howard Duane Allman (November 20, 1946 – October 29, 1971) was an American rock guitarist, session musician, and the founder and original leader of the Allman Brothers Band, for which he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

Gregg Allman

American musician, singer and songwriter.

Allman performing in 1975
Allman and his brother Duane attended Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, Tennessee in their childhood.
Allman's elder brother Duane, who was killed in a motorcycle crash in 1971
Allman with then-wife Cher in 1975.
Allman during the Allman Brothers Band's annual residency at the Beacon Theater in New York in 2009
Allman performing in 2011

He was known for performing in the Allman Brothers Band.

Warren Haynes

American musician, singer and songwriter.

Haynes performing with Phil Lesh and Friends on December 5, 2013
Haynes playing with Gov't Mule in 2008
Haynes playing an acoustic set with Gov't Mule, early in the band's career, at a record store in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

He is best known for his work as longtime guitarist with the Allman Brothers Band and as founding member of the jam band Gov't Mule.

Derek Trucks

American guitarist, songwriter, and founder of The Derek Trucks Band.

Derek Trucks with slide guitar in 2009
A young Trucks (right) with musician Livingston Taylor
Trucks age 9–10 with the Gregg Allman band
Trucks playing a resonator guitar

He became an official member of The Allman Brothers Band in 1999.

Dickey Betts

Betts at the Pistoia Blues Festival, Pistoia, Italy, July 2008
Betts in 1974

Forrest Richard Betts (born December 12, 1943) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and composer best known as a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band.

Beacon Theatre (New York City)

Entertainment venue and former movie palace at 2124 Broadway, adjacent to the Hotel Beacon, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City.

Rear facade of the Beacon Theatre on Amsterdam Avenue
Detail of inner vestibule
Left wall of the Beacon's auditorium
Chandelier inside the auditorium
Right wall of auditorium as viewed from the stage
Exterior marquee
David Bowie Heathen Tour at the Beacon Theatre, 2002
The Allman Brothers Band opening night in 2009, celebrating its 40th anniversary at the Beacon

Over the years, the Beacon has hosted numerous concerts; some acts have appeared for extended residencies, including the Allman Brothers Band.

Jerry Wexler

Music journalist who turned music producer, and was a major influence on American popular music from the 1950s through the 1980s.

He coined the term "rhythm and blues", and was integral in signing and/or producing many of the biggest acts of the time, including Ray Charles, the Allman Brothers, Chris Connor, Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, Wilson Pickett, Dire Straits, Dusty Springfield and Bob Dylan.

Oteil Burbridge

American multi-instrumentalist, specializing on the bass guitar, trained in playing jazz and classical music from an early age.

Burbridge performing with the Allman Brothers Band in 2007

He has achieved fame primarily on bass guitar during the resurgence of the Allman Brothers Band from 1997 through 2014, and as a founding member of the band Dead & Company.