I read an article a few weeks ago about a book tracing Highway 61 (remember the Bob Dylan album?) from where it begins to where it ends in New Orleans. I couldn’t help but think of the road that Dickey Betts made famous in “Ramblin’ Man:” Highway 41…
Public nudity. Drugs. And rock ‘n’ roll. The July 4th weekend of 1970 was wicked wild, especially for the small town of Byron.
MACON, Ga. — It’s been 45 years since a Macon nightclub sold $1 tickets for music fans to hear a new band under local management known as the Allman Brothers Band. Decades later, fans have commemorated the legendary Southern rockers’ arrival in Macon with a plaque outside the Library Ballroom that marks the May 2, 1969, concert as the Allman
GABBAfest 2014 attracts musicians and Allman Brothers Band fans The Allman Brothers Band (Oct. 1971 – Oct. 1972). The Allman Brothers Band had a unique way of bringing all … Source: www.knightfoundation.org/blogs/knightblog/2014/9/17/gabbafest-2014-attracts-musicians-and-allman-brothers-band-fans/ Share the joy
From Macon, Georgia – Where It All Began: The History of The Georgia Allman Brother Band Association (GABBA) and The Allman Brothers & Sister Reunion/Revival by Martha Jones Long (Lil’ Martha) (Reprinted from Jambands.com Online Magazine) Last year I joined the Georgia Allman Brothers Band Association (GABBA) and attended my first Allman Brothers and Sisters Reunion/Revival. This was almost a
by Ron Everhart.
Ron’s article was originally submitted to the ALLMAN listserv right after the ’97 GABBAfest.
By R. Marty Willett GMHF Director of Volunteers and GABBA Chairman Emeritus The world’s greatest rock & roll band has been further honored in the band’s land of its birth at the brand new Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Although the individual members of the Allman Brothers Band had personal and professional ties from coast to coast and throughout the
by Marty Willett, GABBA Chairman Emeritus and GMHF Visitor Services Manager (This article appears in the Spring 1999 issue of Backstage, the official publication of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and is published on GABBAnet by permission of the GMHF.) * * * * * * * * * * * * * * The Allman Brothers Band, founded
by “Purple Lady” Abby Purser
By William M. Thames III Even today at age fifty-three, on rare occasions, that vague nagging feeling in the pit of my stomach returns—that unpleasant feeling that my stomach is trying to crawl up into my throat, and empty its bounty of churning butterflies. To a young teenage musician, stage fright can be a terrifying, and worrisome emotion. Today, I