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 comprising Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Forrest Richard (“Dickey”) Betts, Berry Oakley, Claude Hudson (“Butch”) Trucks, and Jaimoe (Johnny Lee Johnson) Johnson.
The debut album “The Allman Brothers Band” was released 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 the southern 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 publisher gained the status of a gold album. At the end of October, Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident. The band recorded the rest of the next album “Eat a Peach” with Dickey Betts. After his release, bassist Lamar Williams joined the band. In the new composition, the band released another long-playing album entitled “Brothers and Sisters”. The album was released in 1973 and began a new period in the group’s work. The lack of producer Tom Dowd made the release much lighter and the blues sound changed into the country.