45 years after the birth of the hit group, the Allman Brothers Band, the final players will play their final show on Tuesday evening at New York City’s Beacon Theater.
“Ramblin’ Man,” “Midnight Rider,” “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed.” Countless hits and memorable songs from the band that originally began in 1969 in Jacksonville, Florida; made up of brothers Duane Allman (slide guitar and lead guitar) and Gregg Allman (vocals, organ, songwriting), as well as Dickey Betts (lead guitar, vocals, songwriting), Berry Oakley (bass guitar), Butch Trucks (drums), and Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson (drums).
By 2009, the band had morphed into a line-up that consisted of Gregg, Jaimoe and Butch, guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks, bassist Oteil Burbridge and Marc Quinones on percussion. They marked their 40th anniversary with a no-holds-barred celebration during the groups annual stand at the historic Beacon Theatre. This 15-show run was dedicated to the memory of Duane Allman.