The Allman Brothers Band was formed in 1969 by Duane and Gregg Allman, along with Berry Oakley, Dickey Betts, Butch Trucks, and Jaimoe. Their musical combination of the elements of rock, blues, jazz, and country was hugely successful and continues to stand the test of time. Tragically, both Duane Allman and Berry Oakley were killed in separate motorcycle accidents in 1971 and 1972 respectively, but the band endured with the remaining original members and additional members for forty-five years. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, The Allman Brothers Band received gold and platinum sales awards for their recordings. Filled with more than two hundred captioned images, this new book chronicles Weston's collection and other items of The Allman Brothers Band memorabilia from 1969-1976. Weston and Perkins discuss in detail the various categories and aspects of band collectibles from that period. The book not only highlights individual collectibles, but also explains where to find them and how to preserve them. Included are band instruments and equipment, t-shirts, apparel and merchandise, autographs, bookkeeping documents, passes, posters, tickets, programs, promotional items, vintage photographs, and more. Galadrielle Allman, daughter of the late Duane Allman, offers an introduction that is both intimate and informative. Fans of classic rock music and The Allman Brothers Band alike will find this book irresistible and prepublication interest from fans has been phenomenal.
|Publisher:||Mercer University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Willie Perkins is president of Republic Artists Management and Atlas Records. He holds a BA degree from the University of Georgia. Perkins was tour manager for The Allman Brothers Band from 1970-1976 and co-personal manager for Gregg Allman from 1983-1989. He lives in Macon, Georgia. Jack Weston has collected Allman Brothers Band memorabilia for more than twenty-five years. He has also contributed images from his music memorabilia collections for various CD and DVD releases. Weston was born and raised in the Midwest and has a marketing degree from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.