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The Allman Brothers Band

1943

Forrest Richard “Dickey” Betts, of the Allman Brothers Band, is born in West Palm Beach, Florida.

1944

Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson, of the Allman Brothers Band, is born in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

1946

Howard Duane Allman, of the Allman Brothers Band, is born in Nashville, Tennessee.

1947

Claude Hudson “Butch” Trucks, of the Allman Brothers Band, is born in Jacksonville, Florida.

1947

Gregory Lenoir Allman, of the Allman Brothers Band, is born in Nashville, Tennessee.

1948

Raymond Berry Oakley, of the Allman Brothers Band, is born in Chicago, Illinois.

1969

The Allman Brothers Band comes together in Jacksonville, Florida.

1969

The Allman Brothers Band’s self-titled debut is released on Capricorn Records.

1970

Eric Clapton releases “Layla and Other Love Songs” featuring Duane Allman.

1971

The Allman Brothers Band are recorded at Bill Graham’s Fillmore East, and the best performances are culled for the double-album classic ‘The Allman Brothers Band at Fillmore East.’

1971

Duane Allman, guitarist and founder of the Allman Brothers Band, dies when his motorcycle avoided a truck in Macon, Georgia.

1972

‘Eat a Peach,’ by the Allman Brothers Band is released. Mixing live and studio material, it features the last studio recordings by Duane Allman.

1972

Bassist Berry Oakley of the Allman Brothers Band dies in a motorcycle accident three blocks from where Duane Allman’s fatal crash occurred a year earlier

1973

‘Brothers and Sisters,’ by the Allman Brothers Band, is released. It is their highest charting (#1) and longest charting (56 weeks) album.

1973

“Ramblin’ Man,” by the Allman Brothers Band, reaches #2. It is the highest-charting single of their career.

1976

The Allman Brothers Band dissolves acrimoniously, albeit temporarily.

1978

Gregg Allman joins the Dickey Betts Band onstage at a concert in New York’s Central Park, paving the way for an Allman Brothers Band reunion.

1979

The reconstituted Allman Brothers Band release ‘Enlightened Rogues,’ their first studio album since 1975’s ‘Win, Lose or Draw.’

1982

The Allman Brothers Band are the musical guests on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ It is their last performance for four years.

1989

Joined by new members Warren Haynes (guitar) and Allen Woody (bass), a recharged Allman Brothers Band hits the road.

1991

The Allman Brothers Band release ‘Shades of Two Worlds,’ one of the strongest albums of their career.

1994

‘Where It All Begins,’ another solid album of new material from the Allman Brothers Band, is released.

1995

The Allman Brothers Band is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the tenth annual induction dinner. Willie Nelson is their presenter.

1999

The Allman Brothers Band kick off their 30th anniversary tour with 18 nights at New York’s Beacon Theater.

2000

Allen Woody, bass player for the Allman Brothers Band and Gov’t Mule, dies

2000

The Allman Brothers Band’s ‘Peakin’ at the Beacon,’ a live album recorded at New York City’s Beacon Theater, is released.