The Allman Brothers Band has been one of the most influential rock groups in the United States since the mid-1970s. The band was formed in 1969 by Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Forrest Richard (“Dickey”) Betts, Berry Oakley, Claude Hudson (“Butch”) Trucks, and Jaimoe (Johnny Lee Johnson) Johnson.
Initially it was a garage band called The Escorts, playing similarly to The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Then the group changed their name to the Allman Joys and started playing British blues, after which they became something like The Hour Glass with a more soulful sound.
The band signed a contract with Liberty Records, but they did not take their chance and the band terminated their contract after Liberty refused to release their third album. The debut album “The Allman Brothers Band”, which the band has already released under its current name, was published in 1969. The release was enthusiastically received by both the public and critics – the blues-rock sound knocked everyone down on their knees.
The Allman Brothers Band returned in 1970 with the album “Idlewild South”, which was produced by Tom Dowd. The album, which this time had a slightly softer sound, turned out to be another bull’s-eye. This caused crowds to come to the concerts for the next 30 years and the group became famous all over the world. The band perfectly combined elements of jazz and classics with a typical rock.
The third album of the formation entitled “At Fillmore East” was released two years later. He confirmed the status of group members as heroes for millions of teenagers. In the same year, the album gained the status of a gold album.
Does anyone else start moving their legs when this plays?