Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Skydog:Remembering Duane Allman

His is another sad tale of a promising career tragically cut short.

Howard Duane Allman
was killed in a motorcycle accident in Macon, Georgia on October 29th,1971.He was 24.

Duane Allman is best known to most as a guitarist for the Allman Brothers Band, a band he co-founded with his brother Gregg.
Alongside of his work with The Allman Brothers Band, Duane was an established session musician performing with many artists including: King Curtis, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, and Boz Scaggs.

He is probably recognized the most for his work on the slide guitar.
Duane’s strength lay in his blues instincts. He chose his notes carefully. While some guitarists overwhelm a song with their power, Duane’s playing perfectly complemented the songs he played. His long improvisations exhibited blues, rock and jazz influences.

His best performances were undoubtedly recorded with the Allman Brothers, which is why At Fillmore East is a staple in most music fans’ libraries, but the most famous have to be his contributions to

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