Remembering Duane Allman today, on what would have been his 66th birthday.
Howard Duane Allman (November 20, 1946 – October 29, 1971)
'Skydog' is best remembered for his brief but influential tenure in The Allman Brothers Band, and in particular for his expressive slide guitar playing and inventive improvisational skills. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Allman at #2 in their list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, second only to Jimi Hendrix and in 2011 he was ranked #9. His tone (achieved with a Gibson Les Paul and two 50-watt bass Marshall amplifiers) was named one of the greatest guitar tones of all time by Guitar Player.
He was born in Nashville and tragically died in a motorcycle accident in Macon, Georgia in 1971 at the age of 24.
Let your soul shine,
It's better than sunshine,
It's better than moonshine,
Damn sure better than rain.
Lord, now people don't mind,
We all get this way sometimes,
Gotta let your soul shine, shine till the break of day.
The photo was taken at the Fillmore East on June 26, 1971.