Allman Brothers Band facts for kids
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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
Sea Level - Chuck Leavell (color fix).jpg
Keyboardist Chuck Leavell began contributing to the band in 1973.
Govt. Mule - Warren Haynes.jpg
Guitarist Warren Haynes, seen here in the late 1990s, joined the band for their second reunion.
Derek Trucks- Allman Brothers Band 2009.jpg
Derek Trucks joined in 1999 and became the band's youngest member.
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