Duane Allman’s ‘Layla’ Guitar Sells for $1.25 Million

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.

Source: Duane Allman’s ‘Layla’ Guitar Sells for $1.25 Million

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Muscle Shoals Sound Studio

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.

Happy 50th Anniversary The Allman Brothers Band: Dickey Betts Discusses The Group’s Birth

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.

Source: Happy 50th Anniversary The Allman Brothers Band: Dickey Betts Discusses The Group’s Birth

“OK … The Allman Brothers Band”

March 12, 1971 ~ The first of three nights at Bill Graham’s legendary Fillmore East begin with that simple introduction. Two of the shows are recorded and become The Allman Brothers seminal “Live at Fillmore East” album.

The album goes on to sell over a million copies; it is certified Gold on October 25, four days before Duane Allman dies in a motorcycle accident.