The very existence of an integrated band from the middle of Lester Maddox Georgia was an affront to the prevailing mindset. That they were just so good made it perfect.
- Duane Allman obituary Issue of The Great Speckled Bird
Great Speckled Bird v. 4 no. 45 (November 8, 1971) available as a pdf from Georgia State University Library here.
- 2007 Allman Brothers return to Piedmont Park
September 8, 2007 (9/8/7) The Allman Brothers Band returned to play Piedmont Park with the Dave Mathews Band. Here are MysterE and R. Tim on the front page photo from that day’s Atlanta Journal Constitution.
And the Brothers brought it all backRead more >>
- Visiting Macon
See Ron Curren of Hittin The Note’s photos of a Macon Allman Brothers expedition to visit Kirk West. The Big House is a must visit for Allman fans.
An homage – David Michaelson above, L-R below – MysterE, Bill Hardin, Ron Currens and Joe ... Read more >>
- May 11 Be-In in Piedmont – Meet The Allman Brothers Atlanta!
Where Penn ends at 8th Street is an apartment house. In 1969 and a bit, it was called The Zoo. Jan Jackson, Tom Jones and Dave Hoffman, friends from college, lived in an upstairs apartment.I was visiting on a Sunday morning in Spring 1969, May 11th.
Three ... Read more >>
- Allman Brothers meet Atlanta!
Upon first seeing the Allman Brothers Band, an interracial rock and roll band from the heart of segregated, reactionary Georgia not only calling themselves brothers, but acting like it, Miller Francis of The Great Speckled Bird put ... Read more >>
- 2007 Allman Brothers band returns to Piedmont Park
The Allman Brothers returned to their roots to play Piedmont Park on 9/8/7. A different trip from the free concerts of old but a good time WAS had.Read more >>
- 1970 Columbia High Prom with The Allman Brother’s Band
In 1970 Dekalb County’s Columbia High School signed a contract for a local band some students said were amazing. Soon after their live album ‘At Fillmore East’ made them super stars. The Allman Brothers showed their stuff and honored the contract to play their prom in the ... Read more >>
- Mass Music -Allman Brothers Band
The Great Speckled Bird Dec. 8, 1969 Vol 2 #39 pg 2-5
Each of the record albums discussed here could be termed a masterpiece worthy of a full-length “rave.” But the Review format can often be nothing more than a limitation on that form of struggle for liberation called Criticism (Mao); while details of ... Read more >>
- First There is a Mountain … Creative Loafing on The Allman Brothers Band
Creative Loafing Dec 28, 1981 vol 20 #31
First There is a Mountain …
It’s Sunday, May 11, 1969. Around noon. A group of us, just on the heavy side of 20 years, are walking south along the “Strip,” the loosely demarcated Midtown section of Peachtree Street that ... Read more >>
- The Bird on The Allman Brothers Band
The Great Speckled Bird Vol 2 # 11 April 19, 1969
The Allman Brothers play a form of what some might want to call “hard blues” but that term merely relates their music to what we already recognize and accept as valid; it says nothing of their real achievements. What informs their creation is not black music ... Read more >>