Remembering Berry Oakley: The Allman Brothers Band In 1972


Founding The Allman Brothers Band bassist Berry Oakley tragically passed on this date in 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. Music Vault posted footage from the show on YouTube back in 2013. The clip below features some of the only circulating video of the post-Duane, pre-Berry’s death lineup of the band that saw Berry joined by fellow founding members Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson and Butch Trucks as well as keyboardist Chuck Leavell.

Watch the ABB perform “One Way Out”, “Ramblin’ Man” and “Whipping Post” at Hofstra below:

[Originally Published: November 11, 2016]