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  posted on 10/28/2014 at 11:25 AM
Just thought this might be a good place for everyone to throw down some good memories from a show or just an extended family gathering. Thats all I am thinking about today
 
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  posted on 10/28/2014 at 11:38 AM
My first ABB gig at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on 5/6/05. Went with a good friend of mine. It was the first concert we'd been to in years and we had a blast. It help rekindle our passion for music and kicked up the friendship a few notches.

Berry Oakley Jr. come on stage and played bass for two songs. I thought that was real special.

Good times! Cheers!

 

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  posted on 10/28/2014 at 11:49 AM
A few significant ones for me. After 9 years of seeing ABB shows I went to the Beacon in 1999. Went to the Gin Mill for Wonwayout Gary's pre-show party....one he held for nearly 20 years including this past March. Met Lana, Frim, Gary, ArtD, Potter (we both traveled from ATL...and we were "hey I know you from back home!") and a bunch of other great folks I'm still connected with to this day.

After meeting Helen at the Beacon in 2006, I traveled down to Wanee by myself on her invitation. I came in Friday and she talked me back to the Hilton compound. I saw a number of great folks I already knew and met many more...for the past 9 years. Getting to play and sing 2 years ago around the fire with Junior Mac & Reggie Pittman, just an hour after they had been on stage with the ABB, was almost an out of body experience. Whoa!

And my last memory that is profound is my first: getting a free, really top notch table at Chastain Park the day of the July 2, 1990 show. 5 of my college buddies and I loaded a big cooler and walked after the music was playing. I had just heard Seven Turns and Good Clean Fun on the radio that week and was impressed (I was a "greatest hits" fan at that point). I walked out that night a changed man!

And then there was the year I traveled to the Beacon and saw the ABB on Thursday, Van Morrison at the Apollo Friday and the ABB at Saturday.

I. Could. Go. On....

Man oh man.

 

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  posted on 10/28/2014 at 12:20 PM
Just went back and saw this thread from 2002. Man back then we were going to 4 or 5 Beacon shows a yr. Good times. Soem names I have not sen around here for awhile. Put a smile on my face

http://allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&fi le=viewthread&tid=270#pid1252

 

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  posted on 10/28/2014 at 12:51 PM
My first ABB show was in Oakland, Ca in 1973. A group of us went in a friend's beat up, old station wagon. My second show was at the Cow Palace on 1-1-74. One of my fondest memories was on May 15, 1979 for the "Enlightened Rogues" tour at the Fabulous Forum in L.A. The anticipation almost killed me; first ABB concert in almost four years at that point, the one prior?..also at the Forum in '75 for the "WLD" tour. I could go on.....

Thanks for the music, at one time, the soundtrack to my life...

 

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  posted on 10/28/2014 at 01:06 PM
I learned how to play guitar on 2 Mountain Jams and 2 Blue Skies every day of my junior year of college, tuned up to Eat a Peach of course. Jam to Duane then Jam to Dickey

The guy one dorm room over, by the end of the year, would tell me. "DUDE, you OWN the Mountain Jam"

 

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  posted on 10/28/2014 at 01:09 PM
March 20th 2009. The rumor was that EC was going show up, but nothing official. I remember sitting outside during break, smoking butts, chatting with people, sharing the overwhelming enthusiasm that it could happen. The anticipation was over the top! You know the rest. Still gives me the chills, and is still my greatest ABB memory in 40+ shows .



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  posted on 10/28/2014 at 01:19 PM
Piper....good call! I was there the night before on 3/19 and it seemed that it was much more than a rumor that the ABB had been rehearsing with Clapton. The anticipation was thick! It was probably the most buzz in the air I ever experienced at a theatre rock show in my life.

And the ABB came out and BOOM play a great first set that ends with Whipping Post. Gregg starts set 2 on piano solo and then Clapton comes out for an hour to make for one amazing, unique show.

 

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  posted on 10/28/2014 at 01:20 PM
1994 Horde Fest in Columbus, OH... Dickey, Warren & Woody... a force to behold

 

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  posted on 10/28/2014 at 01:34 PM
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1994 = Dickey, Warren & Woody... a force to behold

Was just talking with a friend today about what a great period that was...

We also reminisced about the time around 400 or so of us saw them in '79.
Sat front row with our feet propped on the stage, with Dickey quite literally playing @ our feet for 2 1/2 hours!

 

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Well 30 years of heart and soul,lord we took it further than rock and roll.
We stood together thru thick and thin,yeah we made the best of it all back then.
Then I guess time took it's toll,cut me deep,cut me cold.
Brother against brother....

 

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  posted on 10/28/2014 at 01:46 PM
Thanksgiving eve 1975.

1 to 1 concert 1976.MTB & ABB...kick ass show.

The beacon,particularly pre Dolan.It was a free for all...a madhouse of absolute joy,fun and spirituality.

2007-staying with my wife and boys in a hotel suite next door to Derek,Susan,and family.

Dickey Betts.

Coming back from dinner post show,my then 17 year old son and I bumped into Derek as he was taking out the diapers...my son was so excited.Derek,as every time I've met him was so nice and we had a great talk about guitar playing,music,etc.

The four times sitting backstage...lots of cool stories...

2007 Beacon hotel party.Met some wonderful people from here...so many more memories,too many to list.




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  posted on 10/28/2014 at 02:16 PM
July 20, 1972, Jackson MS. The 5 man band. Dickey and Berry standing in each others faces and playing like their lives depended on it. The thundering riff to Les Brers. Being a recent convert, I didn't know all the songs, but goodness gracious it just flowed over me until I submitted completely. I was never the same, ruined for life

 

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  posted on 10/28/2014 at 02:30 PM
One that stands out is the anniversary show which I attended with mega thanks to a brother who supplied the tix - it was an awesome gesture.
Another was my first Beacon wherein we were able to get right in front of Dickey and after the show after being told it was my bday, I got the setlist, pic and drum stick - so cool

 

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  posted on 10/28/2014 at 02:43 PM
My first show 12//27/69 at the Fillmore East and tonight is my 162nd.... Everyone a part of my life . Hope I don't cry tonight . Think I will.

 

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  posted on 10/28/2014 at 02:46 PM
Been a lurker on here for years, but I feel the obvious need to post today. Best memory/show for me is the Saturday of the Fox Run in 2004. I was totally blown away!!!
 

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  posted on 10/28/2014 at 02:50 PM
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July 20, 1972, Jackson MS. The 5 man band. Dickey and Berry standing in each others faces and playing like their lives depended on it.

My first memory...one month earlier.

 

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Well 30 years of heart and soul,lord we took it further than rock and roll.
We stood together thru thick and thin,yeah we made the best of it all back then.
Then I guess time took it's toll,cut me deep,cut me cold.
Brother against brother....

 

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  posted on 10/28/2014 at 03:27 PM
Probably close to 100 shows.....1974 in Jersey City right thru til this past Tuesday........too many great nights with friends, gonna miss the pizza at Patsy's before the shows........all the beer and laughs.........and then great musical memories with the absolute finest live performing band EVER! Thanks to all the members of the Allman Brothers Band for all the great memories.......I guess being in the house for Clapton at The Beacon was probably my favorite memory!
 

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  posted on 10/28/2014 at 03:37 PM
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Thanksgiving eve 1975.

Another one that sticks out one month later on New Years Eve!
The show wasn't very good because Gregg was trashed, but it was the one and only time I got to see the Almost Brothers Band.

 

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Well 30 years of heart and soul,lord we took it further than rock and roll.
We stood together thru thick and thin,yeah we made the best of it all back then.
Then I guess time took it's toll,cut me deep,cut me cold.
Brother against brother....

 

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  posted on 10/28/2014 at 04:01 PM
Walking over into Piedmont Park - across the street from my grandfather's house as a curious youngster to spy on the hippies and to watch that strange band they were listening to.

Mowing lawns, washing cars and doing assorted odd jobs to earn enough to attend a show by the Five-Man Band in 1972. Taking the bus downtown - forgetting to check the route schedule and thus not knowing that the busses stopped running by shows end. Learning to hitch-hike on the fly.

Seeing the Gregg Allman Tour and Dickey's Highway Call tour.

Meeting Randy (Buppalo) at 30,000 feet.

Entering the words ALLMAN BROTHERS into a search engine and arriving at this incredible website.

Attending Jam For Duane events in Gadsden, AL - meeting folks like Helen, Nancy, Dan, David, Ellen ... the list goes on forever!

Attending a fabulous pre-show party at a house by a river near Stone Mountain, GA and meeting hundreds of people from this site (thanks Greg and Barb!).

Sleepover at mine and Donna's house - Lefty, Bill Ector, Helen ... folks stacked everywhere - following the Scott Boyer benefit show.

Chatting with Bill Ector at a Savannah show when up walk Bluedad and BigDaveOnBass.

HTN parties at BB Kings - seeing Oteil and the Peacemakers, Tommy Talton, Lefty Collins - with sit-ins by Brent, Devon and others.

HTN party at the Beacon Hotel - fundraiser for Bill Ector. Meeting tons of folks there, too.

Seeing Jack Pearson sub for Derek in Huntsville, AL.

My recent - and first ever GABBA event!

I could literally go on for a very long time!

 

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  posted on 10/28/2014 at 04:07 PM
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Seeing Dickey's Highway Call tour.


@ Winterland!

 

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  posted on 10/28/2014 at 07:02 PM
My first show was 1972 my last this past Saturday.Being a longIslander I've had the pleasure of seeing them many times.Beacon in the spring & jones beach in the summer.As well as all the road trips around the tri state area that I attended.I can never say I saw a bad show they were all special in there own way.the acoustic sets they did though the mid 90's were always great.Members changed and the shows went on.All the special guests I saw and new artists I was turned on to because of the Allman Brothers.ThankYou to all past & presence members for all ways putting a smile on my face.See you all down the road you can bet on it.
 

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  posted on 10/28/2014 at 07:31 PM
My favorite memories of this band would have to be the first 2 times I saw them in back to back years - '99 and '00. I had just truly discovered them in the late 90's when I bought LAFE. I had to see them immediately. My first show was in '99 and was star struck at the sight of Gregg on the Hammond and Dickey's cowboy hat. And of course I remember being blown away by how good they were - way better than I had expected. There was some young blonde haired kid playing with Dickey. The following year I had to see them again, and it was right after they had fired Dickey. I went with my dad and uncle and had great seats, and remember thinking to myself...."boy, these 2 new guitarists are as good as Duane and Dickey!" The rest is history. I've seem them somewhere around 40 times since.
 

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  posted on 10/28/2014 at 08:27 PM
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these 2 new guitarists are as good as Duane and Dickey!"



I bet there are at least 2 people who wouldn't agree...

 

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Well 30 years of heart and soul,lord we took it further than rock and roll.
We stood together thru thick and thin,yeah we made the best of it all back then.
Then I guess time took it's toll,cut me deep,cut me cold.
Brother against brother....

 

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  posted on 10/28/2014 at 09:31 PM
Well, I thought it back then when I was 22, but now I know better, haha.
 

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  posted on 10/28/2014 at 09:31 PM
My 1st ABB show - summer of 74, Nassau Coliseum
1st show after a long (too long) hiatus from the band with the current lineup, Derek totally blowing me away
My one and only Beacon run, March 6, 8, 9 2013, especially March 8 which may be the best concert I've ever been too - shortly after that my life crashing around me

most of all, the feeling that I still get when hearing AFE (and now the complete box set)

 

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