Skydog: The Duane Allman Story

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(Book). The definitive biography of one of the most revered guitarists of his generation. Duane Allman brought white-hot intensity to his life, onstage, in the studio, and beyond. Skydog reveals the complete story of Duane Allman, from his early struggles and his session days, to the formation of the Allman Brothers Band and his tragic early death at age 24. Skydog also includes a comprehensive discography, a meticulously researched roundup of his studio and stage instruments, and a look at the continuing lives and careers of Allman's friends and ...

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Overview

(Book). The definitive biography of one of the most revered guitarists of his generation. Duane Allman brought white-hot intensity to his life, onstage, in the studio, and beyond. Skydog reveals the complete story of Duane Allman, from his early struggles and his session days, to the formation of the Allman Brothers Band and his tragic early death at age 24. Skydog also includes a comprehensive discography, a meticulously researched roundup of his studio and stage instruments, and a look at the continuing lives and careers of Allman's friends and bandmates.

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Duane Allman was the force behind the Allman Brothers Band from the group's inception in the late 1960s until Duane's death at 24 in a motorcycle accident in 1971. In this first full-scale biography of Allman and his band, Poe, a music writer and music publishing executive, illuminates why the guitarist and songwriter is regarded as one of the most influential in rock. Poe portrays Allman as a restless explorer who honed his skills in the bars and clubs of the Southeast before founding with brother Gregg the Allman Brothers Band. Special attention is also paid to Allman's music, as Poe details the creation of seminal albums such as The Allman Brothers at Fillmore East (1971) and Allman's stints as backing musician for artists like Aretha Franklin and Eric Clapton. Concluding with an update on the musicians associated with Allman and the continuation of the band, a detailed discography, and a section devoted to the guitars and equipment that he used, Poe's book is recommended for libraries with popular culture and music collections. Jim Collins, Morristown-Morris Twp. P.L., NJ Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879308919
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Series: Music Series
  • Pages: 324
  • Sales rank: 646,311
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Billy F Gibbons Gibbons, Billy F

Prologue

1 Where It All Begins 1

2 A Guitar & a Motorcycle, Part 1 7

3 The Escorts 17

4 The Allman Joys 25

5 Like Sands Through the Hour Glass 37

6 Power of Love 49

7 The Epiphany 55

8 The Hour Glass in Muscle Shoals 59

9 How Blue Can You Get? 63

10 The Road to Fame 75

11 The Solo Album 89

12 Two Days in March 101

13 The Calling of the Brotherhood 109

14 The Allman Brothers Band 123

15 The Fillmores, Part 1 133

16 Idlewild South 137

17 Duane, Eric & Layla 155

18 The Fillmores, Part 2 171

19 Mann & Allman 191

20 The Final Tour 197

21 A Guitar & a Motorcycle, Part 2 205

22 Eat a Peach 215

23 The Allman Brothers Band A.D. 221

24 Decline, Fall & Resurrection 233

Epilogue: Still Peakin' at the Beacon 251

Afterword 257

Acknowledgments 263

Farther on Up the Road 267

Duane Allman-A Discography 273

The Guitars of Duane Allman 285

References 299

About the Author 305

Photo Credits 307

Index 309

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2008

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    All the storys finally come togeather after all thease years of devotion to this band,including nameing my daughter melissa.I felt like i climed into duane's shoes for short time.Best time i ever had reading.

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