Trucks made his debut as a full-time member of the ABB on June 12, 1999 at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado. Derek was called upon to replace Jack Pearson, who decided to leave the band and Trucks stuck around through the legendary rockers’ final show in 2014.
June 1971 ~ The Allman Brothers Band turn out the lights at Bill Graham’s legendary Fillmore East. The album is recorded over the course of three nights — June 25, 26 & 27.
It’s #49 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. And In 2004, the album was selected for preservation in the Library of Congress, deemed to be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically important” by the National Recording Registry.
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.