The Allman Brothers release their second album on September 23, 1970. It contains a couple familiar Allman classics like “Midnight Rider” and “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” — the later penned by Dickey Betts. His muse a woman from Macon he was involved with at the time.
August 25, 1973 ~
Brothers and Sisters, the fourth studio album by Allman Brothers Band, is released.
The front album cover features a photograph of Vaylor Trucks, the son of drummer Butch Trucks and his wife Linda. The back cover features a photograph of Brittany Oakley, the daughter of Berry Oakley and his wife, Linda.
Bird chirps are extra.
The guitar played by Duane Allman on the 1970 song Layla sold at auction for $1.25 million in July 2019.
Watkins Glen Summer Jam ~ July 28, 1973
150,000 tickets were sold – 600,000 or more showed up. Dig it.
Christmas in August.
June 2, 2006 ~ Muscle Shoals Sound Studios is added to the National Historic Register.
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April 1, 1969 ~
After playing on hits for the likes of Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, four session musicians start Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, where they record The Staple Singers, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and The Rolling Stones.
The original building at 3614 Jackson Highway is bought by Noel Webster in 1999, who along with the purchase gets the name “Muscle Shoals Sound Studios.” The place is abandoned when he buys it, but he eventually restores some functionality – enough for The Black Keys to record their Brothers album there in 2009.
Fifty years ago today in Jacksonville Gregg Allman walked into a rehearsal for a band his brother, guitarist Duane Allman , put together, sat down at the organ and joined the group for a rendition of Muddy Waters’ “Trouble No More.” On that fateful day The Allman Brothers Band was born and went on to embark on a legendary career and influenced multiple generations of musicians.