The Allman Brothers Band

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees and Grammy winning music legends, Sanctuary Records is proud to present the first Allman Brothers Band studio record in 9 years.

American Rock Icons, the band tours constantly and has a massive and devoted fan base from jamb and college students to baby-boomers. A top concert attraction, The Allman Brothers Band has remained on a remarkably steady course with fans of all ages, playing arenas to intimate theaters and selling tickets and records all along the way. The album will be released in conjunction with the infamous March Madness NYC BEACON DATES, 13 sold out concerts at the venerable Beacon Theatre to be followed by summer tour of over 50 shows. The event has become a tradition among New Yorkers as well as fans from across America, as they travel to be part of the event.

HITTIN’ THE NOTE has always meant reaching a point of musical satisfaction when everything is transformed by the power and emotion of the music. This new studio album bring us 11 brand new Allman Brothers Band recordings and they hit the note again and again.

Beginnings

March 26, 1969 – The Allman Brothers Band is formed in Jacksonville, Florida:

Duane Allman, lead and slide guitar
Gregg Allman, lead vocals and Hammond B3 organ
Dickey Betts, lead guitar
Berry Oakley, bass
Butch Trucks, drums and percussion
Jai Johanny Johanson “Jaimoe”, drums
November 1969 – “The Allman Brothers Band”, their first album, is released.
September 1970 – “Idlewild South” is released with guest artist:

Thom Doucette, harmonica & percussion

July 1971 – “The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East”, a double live album, is released with guest artist:
Thom Doucette, harmonica

October 29, 1971 – Duane Allman’s life is tragically cut short by a motorcycle accident in Macon, GA. The Brothers decide to carry on without adding a new guitarist, feeling that Duane cannot be replaced. Dickey Betts plays all the guitar parts, and fans hear him play slide for the first time.
November 1971- November 1972 The band is composed of:

Gregg Allman, lead vocals and Hammond B3 organ
Dickey Betts, lead and slide guitar
Berry Oakley, bass
Butch Trucks, drums and percussion
Jai Johanny Johanson “Jaimoe”, drums
February 1972 – “Eat A Peach”, a double album, is released.

November 11, 1972 – Only a bit more than a year after losing Duane, the band is shocked by the loss of Berry Oakley in another motorcycle accident, only blocks from where Duane’s happened. Once again, the band decides that the best tribute to the memory of the departed brothers is to keep on playing, and so they do.

The 70s

November 1972 – May 1976 The band is composed of:

Gregg Allman, lead vocals and Hammond B3 organ
Dickey Betts, lead and slide guitar
Butch Trucks, drums and percussion
Jai Johanny Johanson “Jaimoe”, drums
Lamar Williams, bass
Chuck Leavell, piano
March 1973 – “Brothers and Sisters” is released with guest artists:

Les Dudek, lead and acoustic guitar
Tommy Talton, acoustic guitar
July 1975- “Win, Lose, Or Draw” is released with guest artists:

Johnny Sandlin, acoustic guitar and percussion
Bill Stewart, percussion

September 1976 – “Wipe The Windows, Check The Oil, Dollar Gas”, a double live album, is released.
May 1976- August 1978 – The band dissolves and pursues solo projects. Gregg tours as the Gregg Allman Band with the Nighthawks and Mama’s Pride, and also appears in Japan and the UK with Cher on guest vocals.
August 16, 1978 – In a surprise “reunion” concert in New York’s Central Park, the Dickey Betts Band and Gregg Allman Band combine forces on stage to the delight of the fans.
February 1979 – “Enlightened Rogues” is released with guest artists:
Joe Lala, percussion
Jim Essery, harmonica
Mimi Hart, background vocals
Bonnie Bramlett, background vocals
February 1979 – October 1980 – The band gets back together and is composed of:

Gregg Allman, lead vocals and Hammond B3 organ
Dickey Betts, lead and slide guitar
Butch Trucks, drums and percussion
“Jaimoe” Johanny Johanson, drums
“Dangerous” Dan Toler, lead guitar
David “Rook” Goldflies, bass
Mike Lawler, piano, electric piano, synthesizers, clavinet
Bonnie Bramlett is a frequent guest vocalist
November 1980 – “Reach For The Sky” is released on Arista Records with guest artists:

Jim Essery, harmonica
Johnny Cobb, piano, background vocals
Mark Morris, congas, timbales, percussion
Sherry Cobb, background vocals on “Famous Last Words”
Thomas Caine, background vocals on “Hell & High Water”

The 80s

November 17, 1980 – January 23, 1982 – Jaimoe leaves the band and it is composed of:

Gregg Allman, lead vocals and Hammond B3 organ
Dickey Betts, lead and slide guitar
“Dangerous” Dan Toler, lead guitar
David “Rook” Goldflies, bass
Butch Trucks, drums and percussion
Mike Lawler, piano, electric piano, synthesizers, clavinet
Frankie Toler, drums
December 1981 – “Brothers Of The Road” is released with guest artists:

Charlie Daniels, fiddle on “Brothers Of The Road”
Jimmy Hall, sax on “Never Know How Much (I Needed You)”
Mark “Tito” Morris, congas, timbales, percussion
Thomas Cain, guest vocalist
Johnny Cobb, guest vocalist
Jimmy Hall, guest vocalist
Chip Young, guest vocalist
Greg Guidry, guest vocalist
Joy Lannon, guest vocalist
Donna McElroy, guest vocalist
Keith England, guest vocalist
Jeff Silverman, guest vocalist
Randall Hart, guest vocalist
Peter Kingsberry, guest vocalist
Joe Pizzulo, guest vocalist
January 23, 1982 – The band plays the song “Leavin'” on Saturday Night Live in their last performance until 1986.
April 1986 – throughout most of 1986 – The Dickey Betts Band and the Gregg Allman Band team up for a tour that includes their combined forces in an “ABB Reunion” at the end of the evening. While not technically an Allman Brothers Band show, the audiences could hardly tell the difference.
July 12, 1986 – The ABB appears at Charlie Daniels’ Volunteer Jam XII with Chuck Leavell and Dan Toler in the lineup.
October 31, 1986 – The band plays at Bill Graham’s Crackdown anti-drug benefit at Madison Square Garden, NYC.
May 1989 – “Dreams” box set is released.

June 1989 – December 1990 – The ABB reunite and is composed of:

Gregg Allman, lead vocals and Hammond B3 organ
Dickey Betts, lead guitar
Butch Trucks, drums and percussion
Jaimoe, drums
Warren Haynes, lead and slide guitar
Allen Woody, bass
Johnny Neel, piano and synthesizer
June 1990 – “Seven Turns” is released with guest artists:

Mark Morris, percussion
Duane Betts (in his debut), guitar on “True Gravity”

The 90s

January 1991 – March 26, 1997 Johnny Neel left the band at the end of 1990 and Marc Quinones was asked to join. The band was composed of:

Gregg Allman, lead vocals and Hammond B3 organ
Dickey Betts, lead guitar
Butch Trucks, drums and percussion
Jaimoe, drums
Warren Haynes, lead and slide guitar
Allen Woody, bass
Marc Quinones, percussion
June 1991- “Shades Of Two Worlds” is released.
June 1992 – “An Evening With The Allman Brothers Band” is released.
May 1995 – “Where It All Begins” is released.
May 1996 – “2nd Set” is released.

March 1997 – After the Beacon run Warren and Allen left to pursue Gov’t Mule full time. Once again, two great musicians were found to join the group – Jack Pearson on guitar and Oteil Burbridge on bass. The band was composed of:

Gregg Allman, lead vocals and Hammond B3 organ
Dickey Betts, lead guitar
Butch Trucks, drums and percussion
Jaimoe, drums
Marc Quinones, percussion
Jack Pearson, lead and slide guitar
Oteil Burbridge, bass
June 1998 – “Mycology: An Anthology” is released.
March 1999 – The Allman Brothers Band begins their 30th Anniversary Tour with 18 nights at the Beacon Theatre in NYC. March 26, 1999 marks the official 30th anniversary of the band. March 28, 1999 Jack Pearson plays his last gig with the Allman Brothers Band and leaves to pursue his solo career. Derek Trucks is tapped to fill the open guitarist slot and the band is composed of:

Gregg Allman, lead vocals and Hammond B3 organ
Dickey Betts, lead guitar
Butch Trucks, drums and percussion
Jaimoe, drums
Marc Quinones, percussion
Oteil Burbridge, bass
Derek Trucks, lead and slide guitar
June 16, 2000 – Gregg, Jaimoe and Butch ask Dickey to take the summer off, citing creative differences. The summer tour proceeds with Jimmy Herring subbing for Dickey. The band is composed of:

Gregg Allman, lead vocals and Hammond B3 organ
Butch Trucks, drums and percussion
Jaimoe, drums
Marc Quinones, percussion
Oteil Burbridge, bass
Derek Trucks, lead and slide guitar
Jimmy Herring, lead guitar
August 26, 2000 – Allen Woody dies in his sleep in NYC.

Nov 13, 2000 – “Peakin’ At The Beacon” is released.

March 2001 – Warren Haynes joins the ABB for the Beacon run as a “special guest artist”.

June 15, 2001 – The summer tour kicks off with Warren Haynes once again an official member of the Allman Brothers Band. The band is composed of:

Gregg Allman, lead vocals and Hammond B3 organ
Butch Trucks, drums and percussion
Jaimoe, drums
Marc Quinones, percussion
Oteil Burbridge, bass
Derek Trucks, lead and slide guitar
Warren Haynes, lead and slide guitar

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