The Duane Allman Story

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(Book). The definitive biography of one of the most revered guitarists of his generation. Duane Allman brought white-hot intensity to his life, onstage, in the studio, and beyond. Skydog reveals the complete story of Duane Allman, from his early struggles and his session days, to the formation of the Allman Brothers Band and his tragic early death at age 24. Skydog also includes a comprehensive discography, a meticulously researched roundup of his studio and stage instruments, and a look at the continuing lives and careers of Allman's friends and bandmates.
Publisher: New York, NY : Backbeat Books, 2008.
Edition: Revised paperback edition.
ISBN: 9780879308919
Branch Call Number: 784.5400924 ALLMA POE
Characteristics: x, 316 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Duane Allman story


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Sep 29, 2012

Duane allman was a real contradiction. On the one hand he appears to have been somewhat of a lowlife. Wild and crazy: taking icredible chances with his health and life. But then you look at his approach to his chosen profession: playing the guitar. The work ethic and the success he had doing it. He wanted to be the best and in his short life he came close to being just that.Maybe to play the blues you have to pay the dues. What an interesting and tragic figure. Any book on this guy is worth reading.

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