Remembering Duane Allman: Allman Brothers Band Perform At Atlanta Pop 1970


Duane Allman’s tragic death on this day, October 29, 1971 after an accident on his motorcycle sent shockwaves through the music community, especially with his brother Gregg and bandmates in The Allman Brothers Band. The 24-year-old died far too soon but had already accomplished so much in his short but successful career.

Duane Allman not only co-founded The Allman Brothers Band with Gregg, but was also a highly sought after session musician in the famed city of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Often referred to as “Skydog,” Allman backed a number of artists including Aretha Franklin, Boz Scaggs, Wilson Pickett and many more. It was Allman’s work on Pickett’s cover of The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” that caught the attention of Eric Clapton, whom Duane would collaborate with on Derek And The Dominos’ Layla sessions.

To remember Duane, JamBase takes a look at two Allman Brothers performances from the Atlanta International Pop Festival July 3 and 5, 1970.

The first set on July 3 is a longer one and features the Allmans’ takes on blues staples like Blind Willie McTell’s “Statesboro Blues,” Muddy Waters’ “Trouble No More” and Willie Dixon’s “Hoochie Koochie Man.” The band also deliver classic ABB originals like “Dreams,” “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” and “Whipping Post.” But perhaps the most epic is a “Mountain Jam” that spans a rain delay.

The performance on July 5 features a shorter set that includes many of the songs from the July 3 outing as well as the addition of T-Bone Walker’s “Stormy Monday.” Check out both sets in their entirety below:

Allman Brothers Atlanta Pop July 3, 1970 Tracklist:

  1. Introduction 00:00
  2. Statesboro Blues 01:04
  3. Trouble No More 07:06
  4. Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ 11:13
  5. Dreams 15:01
  6. Every Hungry Woman 24:50
  7. Hoochie Coochie Woman 29:21
  8. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed 34:40
  9. Whipping Post 46:25
  10. Mountain Jam Part I 01:01:18
  11. Rain Delay 01:11:48
  12. Mountain Jam Part II 01:13:06 6:51

Allman Brothers Atlanta Pop July 5, 1970 Tracklist:

  1. Introduction 01:19:53
  2. Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ 01:21:00
  3. Statesboro Blues 01:25:06
  4. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed 01:29:30
  5. Stormy Monday 01:42:45
  6. Whipping Post 01:51:45
  7. Mountain Jam 02:06:17