Happy Birthday Duane Allman: Final Recorded Performance With The Allman Brothers Band In 1971

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Renowned guitarist Duane Allman was born on this date in 1946. The Allman Brothers Band co-founder was tragically killed in motorcycle accident on October 29, 1971 at the young age of 24. His all-too-short career was nonetheless unmistakably significant and Skydog is still counted among the all-time great slide guitar players of any generation.

The last known live recording of Duane performing alongside his brother Gregg Allman and The Allman Brothers Band is from the night of October 15, 1971. The renowned group featuring the brothers Allman with drummer Butch Trucks, percussionist Jaimoe, guitarist Dickey Betts and bassist Berry Oakley held a concert on that date at Pittsburgh’s Syria Mosque. Skydog would appear with the ABB the following night in Marietta, Ohio with his last show coming on October 17 in Owings Mills, Maryland.

Listen to Duane and the legendary band’s opening take on “Statesboro Blues” performed on October 15, 1971 below:

Stream the entire concert via SugarMegs here:

Setlist

The Allman Brothers Band at Syria Mosque

  • Statesboro Blues  
  • Trouble No More  
  • Don't Keep Me Wonderin'
  • Done Somebody Wrong  
  • One Way Out  
  • In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
  • Hot 'Lanta
  • Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just as Bad)  
  • You Don't Love Me  
  • Revival
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