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Duane Allman

American musician

Duane Allman

American musician
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birthday
20th
November, 1946
Death
29th
October, 1971
Birth Place
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Birth Sign
scorpio
Biography

Howard Duane Allman (November 20, 1946 – October 29, 1971) was an American rock guitarist, session musician, and the founder and original leader of the Allman Brothers Band.
Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Allman began playing the guitar at age 14. The Allman Brothers Band were formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969, and achieved its greatest success in the early 1970s. Allman is best remembered for his brief but influential tenure in the band and in particular for his expressive slide guitar playing and inventive improvisational skills. A sought-after session musician both before and during his tenure with the band, Duane Allman performed with such established stars as King Curtis, Aretha Franklin, Herbie Mann, Wilson Pickett, and Boz Scaggs. He also contributed greatly to the 1970 album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, by Derek and the Dominos. He died following a motorcycle crash in 1971, at the age of 24.
In 2003, he was ranked number 2 in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, second only to Jimi Hendrix. In 2011, he was ranked number 9. His guitar tone (achieved with a Gibson Les Paul and two 50-watt bass Marshall amplifiers) was named one of the greatest of all time by Guitar Player.
Duane Allman’s skills as a guitarist were complemented by personal qualities such as his intensity, drive and ability to draw the best out of others in making music. He is still referred to by his nickname “Skydog”.

instruments played
dobro
Guitar
Slide
Vocals
Also Known As

Skydog

Associated Acts

The Hour Glass Allman Joys The Allman Brothers Band Derek and the Dominos Gregg Allman Wilson Pickett Johnny Jenkins Aretha Franklin Herbie Mann Boz Scaggs Delaney & Bonnie Eric Clapton

Birth Name

Howard Duane Allman

Genres

Blues rock jazz jam soul southern rock

Labels

Mercury Capricorn

Years Active

1961 1971

Name

Duane Allman

Nationality

United States of America

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