Pro-Shot Footage Of Berry Oakley’s Last Allman Brothers Show Surfaces
Founding Allman 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.”
[Hat Tip – Allman Brothers Family Of Bands]