The Allman Brothers Band formed in 1969 in Jacksonville, Florida. The Allman Brothers Band was formed by Duane Allman and Gregg Allman (brothers), and Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson, and Butch Trucks. Gregg and Duane Allman first band was first called the Escorts, but then changed to The Allman Brothers Band. The Allman Brothers Band released their first album in 1969 called, “The Allman Brothers Band”. The album sold less than 40,000 copies. The Allman Brothers Band toured across the United States in 1970 doing over three hundred performances. In late 1970, the band released, “Idlewild South”. The Allman Brothers Band released their first live album, “At Filmore East”, which was recorded at the Filmore East in New York. The live album did well for the band, and peaked at thirteen on the Billboard chart.
Many of the band members were addicted to heroin. Duane Allman, Joseph “Red Dog” Campbell, Robert Payne, and Berry Oakley all checked into a drug rehabilitation center in October of 1971. Later that month, Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident. The Allman Brothers Band decided to stay together after Duane Allman’s death. The band started recording their third album, “Eat a Peach”, which was released in February 1972. “Eat a Peach” was a hit for the band.
The Allman Brothers Band broke up in 1976, because Gregg Allman testified against his security man Scooter Herring. The band members felt that he was a ‘snitch’, so they decided to break up. Gregg Allman formed the Gregg Allman Band, and released a live album, “Wipe The Windows, Check the Oil, Dollar Gas” was released. The Allman Brothers Band did their final concert on October 28, 2014.
The Allman Brothers Eat A Peach 2-Sided T-Shirt features the Allan Brothers Band cover from their “Eat a Peach” album. The front of the tee shirt features a large peach with The Allman Brothers Band on the truck carrying the peach. The back of the Allman Brothers Eat A Peach t-shirt is the tour dates and cities of the 1973 Summer Stadium Tour. This Allman Brothers Band t-shirt features the “Eat a Peach” album that was the last album that had Duane Allman on.
Fans can pay tribute to Duane Allman with the Duane Allman Quote T-Shirt. The Duane Allman Quote t-shirt has a photo of Duane Allman playing his guitar on the front of the tee shirt, and the back of the t-shirt quotes him saying, “This year I will be more thoughtful of my fellow man, exert effort in each of my endeavors professionally as well as personally. Take love wherever I find it, and offer it to anyone who will take it. In this coming year I will seek knowledge from those wiser than me, and try to teach those who wish to learn from me. I love being alive and I will be the best man I possibly can”. Priceless words from Duane Allman.
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