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Midnight Riders: The Story of the Allman Brothers Band
     

Midnight Riders: The Story of the Allman Brothers Band

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by Scott Freeman, Freeman
 

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In this riveting tale of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, Scott Freeman brings to life the turbulent career of the original Southern rock band. Based on extensive interviews with band members and their intimates, Midnight Riders profiles the Allman Brothers from the early days to the band's recent resurgence. 16 pp. of photos. Discography.

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In this riveting tale of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, Scott Freeman brings to life the turbulent career of the original Southern rock band. Based on extensive interviews with band members and their intimates, Midnight Riders profiles the Allman Brothers from the early days to the band's recent resurgence. 16 pp. of photos. Discography.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Among the most popular and innovative American rock groups of the last few decades, but also among the most fraught with infighting and scandal, the Allman Brothers band has had a turbulent history, and freelance journalist Freeman's well-written and meticulously researched band bio is an engrossing read. Describing with equal candor the group's greatest triumphs-its unique fusion of blues, rock and country music traditions, and its claim to have put ``Southern rock'' on the map-and greatest tragedies-the untimely deaths of frontman Duane Allman and bassist Berry Oakley, Gregg Allman's perennial substance abuse problems, the band members' various failed marriages (most famously, Gregg's to Cher)-Freeman's account is sympathetic and unflinchingly candid, and is supplemented by balanced assessments of each Allman Brothers album. Photos not seen by PW. (Feb.)
Mike Tribby
It's hard for younger pop fans to understand how important the Allman Brothers Band was. Its record sales seem paltry in retrospect, as does the number of its releases. But commercial analysis misses the point. The original Allman Brothers Band was the first 1970s Southern rock band. Its dual lead guitars and its blues-based music were emulated by Lynard Skynard, .38 Special, etc., and filled 1970s airwaves with rebel yells and hearty endorsements of life on the road. Unfortunately, far too many of these bands shared management rip-offs and early deaths, too. Freeman follows the Allmans' madcap progress across the pop music landscape in as much detail as possible in a book of less than 1,000 pages. Between the scandals, deaths, busts, lawsuits, and the horror of the Cher (aka Mrs. Greg Allman) years, the band packed an incredible amount of living into a relatively short career. In a fitting tribute to its seminal influence, Freeman reminds us why the band was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316292887
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
02/28/1995
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
343
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.14(d)

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