Allman Brothers Band facts for kids
Quick facts for kids
The Allman Brothers Band
|Origin||Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A.|
|Genres||Southern rock, blues rock, folk rock, hard rock, blues|
|Years active||1969–1976, 1978–1982, 1989–present|
|Labels||Capricorn, PolyGram, Arista, Epic, Sanctuary|
|Associated acts||Gov't Mule, The Dead, The Derek Trucks Band, Derek and the Dominos, Hour Glass, Great Southern, Sea Level|
Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson
|Past members||Duane Allman
David "Frankie" Toler
The Allman Brothers Band were an American southern rock band in the 1970s. It originally formed in 1969 with Duane Allman (slide guitar), Gregg Allman (vocals, organ), Dickey Betts (guitar), Berry Oakley (bass guitar), Butch Trucks (drums) and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson (drums).
In 1971, soon after their first album went gold, Duane and Berry were killed in separate motorcycle accidents in the group's hometown of Macon, Georgia. The group still released more albums and songs, most notably Ramblin' Man and Jessica, which were their biggest hits. Rolling Stone ranked them 52nd on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004. The band is still touring as of 2008.
- Studio albums
- The Allman Brothers Band (1969)
- Idlewild South (1970)
- At Fillmore East (1971)
- Eat a Peach (1972)
- Brothers and Sisters (1973)
- Win, Lose or Draw (1975)
- Enlightened Pogues (1979)
- Reach for the Sky (1980)
- Brothers of the Road (1981)
- Seven Turns (1990)
- Shades of Two Worlds (1991)
- Where it All Begins (1994)
- Peakin' at the Beacon (2000)
- Hittin' the Note (2003)
Images for kids
"The Big House", seen here in 2009: The band lived at the house in the early 1970s.
Gregg Allman on the band's 1975 tour
The band's 2009 residency at New York's Beacon Theatre was considered a career highlight.
Guest appearances during the "Beacon Run" were common. Here Eric Clapton joins the band in March 2009 to play songs from 1970's Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, which had featured Duane Allman.