RSS Feed Get Updates

Allmans Deliver Marathon In Macon

The Allman Brothers Band got its start in Jacksonville, Florida.  But Macon, Georgia was where the band lived during the years of its great triumphs and tragedies.  It was while based in Macon that the Allmans expanded Southern Rock's appeal from something with regional roots to something with national and then international appeal.  It was also where Duane Allman and Berry Oakley died in motorcycle accidents almost exactly a year and a few blocks apart as the 1970's began.  Whether the bitter part of the bitter sweet association with Macon kept the band from performing there regularly is unknown.  But reception the band got and the emotional chord it struck with band members when they did their first concert in Macon in nearly 20 years on Friday (4/23) left no doubt about how strong the emotional ties between the band and the community remain.  The band opened its 3 1/2 hour set at the Macon Auditorium with the consecutive opening songs from their 1969 debut album - Don't Want You No More and It's Not My Cross To Bear.  Set two opened with Gregg Allman leading the crowd in Melissa and also included appearances by former ABB guitarist Jack Pearson, Tommy Talton of Cowboy and Berry Oakley Jr.  While in town, band members also participated in official opening ceremonies for the Big House, a former band residence that has been converted into a museum.

this story

See all current stories
Find out what went down on this date in  1964     1977     1982     1968     1996     1973     1965     1979     2001     1984     1970     1967     1993     1978     2003     1976     1995     1983     1966     2000     1975     1988     1969     1992     1971     1980     1968     1997     1972     1985     1999     1973     1986     1968     1994     1981     2002     1978     1987     1996     1974     2004     1977     1998
Dig Deeper. Visit the ROCKinsights Archives

© 2009 Sound Insights, Inc. Terms of Use