Eat A Peach

You can’t help the revolution, because there’s just evolution … Every time I’m in Georgia, I eat a peach for peace … the two-legged Georgia variety.

Duane Allman

February 12, 1972. The Allman Brothers Band release Eat A Peach.

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The Allman Brothers Band

November 4, 1969 ~ The debut album from The Allman Brothers Band is released.

Legendary rock writer Lester Bangs called the album “consistently … subtle, and honest, and moving,” describing the band as “a white group who’ve transcended their schooling to produce a volatile blues-rock sound of pure energy, inspiration and love.”

Everything changed after that first listen. It remains my favorite from The Allman Brothers Band.

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Brothers and Sisters

August 25, 1973 ~

Brothers and Sisters is the fourth studio album by American rock band the Allman Brothers Band. Co-produced by Johnny Sandlin and the band, the album was released in August 1973 in the United States by Capricorn Records. Following the death of group leader Duane Allman in 1971, the Allman Brothers Band released Eat a Peach (1972), a hybrid studio/live album that became their biggest yet. Afterwards, the group purchased a farm in Juliette, Georgia, to become a “group hangout”. However, bassist Berry Oakley was visibly suffering from the death of Duane: he excessively drank and consumed drugs. After nearly a year of severe depression, Oakley was killed in a motorcycle accident not dissimilar from his friend’s in November 1972 making it the last album to feature Oakley.

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.

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