WATCH RARE FOOTAGE OF THE 1972 VERSION OF THE
ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND FEATURING FOUNDING BASSIST BERRY OAKLEY
Brothers Band bassist Berry Oakley tragically passed on November 11th,
1972 due to injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident in Macon, Georgia. Oakley's
accident took place just three blocks from where Duane Allman died from a motorcycle
accident of his own one year prior. Nine days before Oakley passed, he performed his last
show with the Allman Brothers Band.
The Allman's November 2nd, 1972 performance went down at Hofstra University in Hempstead,
New York. Portions of the show were broadcast on ABC's In Concert program and have
recently turned up on YouTube. In the clip below we get to see rare footage of the post-
Duane, pre-Berry's death lineup of the band which featured Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts,
Jaimoe, Chuck Leavell, Butch Trucks and Oakley.
Watch as the Allmans perform "One Way Out", "Ramblin' Man" and "Whipping Post."
[Running Order: One Way Out, Ramblin' Man, Whipping Post]
[Hat Tip - Allman Brothers Family Of Bands]