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-->I didn't know the intro was in 11/4 time. I just saw it as three sets of three, and then two to jump on the next three sets with: it was like 1,2,31,2,31,2,31,2. I didn't count it as 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11. It was one beat short, but it didn't feel one short, because to get back to the triad, you had two steps to go up. You'd really hit those two hard, to accent them, so that would separate the threes. ... [Duane] said, 'That's good man, I didn't know that you understood 11/4.' Of course I said something intelligent like, 'What's 11/4?' Duane just said, 'Okay, dumbass, I'll try to draw it up on paper for you."

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-->I didn't know the intro was in 11/4 time. I just saw it as three sets of three, and then two to jump on the next three sets with: it was like 1,2,31,2,31,2,31,2. I didn't count it as 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11. It was one beat short, but it didn't feel one short, because to get back to the triad, you had two steps to go up. You'd really hit those two hard, to accent them, so that would separate the threes. ... [Duane] said, 'That's good man, I didn't know that you understood 11/4.' Of course course, I said something intelligent like, 'What's 11/4?' Duane just said, 'Okay, dumbass, I'll try to draw it up on paper for you."



* BashBrothers: Certainly between the two Allmans in a literal sense, but that only lasted so long. Another, more long-running example from the band is with the two drummers, Butch Trucks and Jaimoe. The two are regularly considered one of the best rhythm sections in rock music, and were known to play off of each other as much as they would provide the beat. The two were so in sync that the one album that didn't feature Jaimoe (''Brothers of the Road'') is considered their weakest album by some.

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* BashBrothers: Certainly between the two Allmans in a literal sense, but that only lasted so long. Another, more long-running example from the band is with the two drummers, Butch Trucks and Jaimoe. The two are regularly considered one of the best rhythm sections in rock music, music and were known to play off of each other as much as they would provide the beat. The two were so in sync that the one album that didn't feature Jaimoe (''Brothers of the Road'') is considered their weakest album by some.



* DownerEnding: Subverted repeatedly. When Duane died, the remaining members considered disbanding, but decided to soldier on. Then, Gregg testified against a security guard, which his bandmates [[WhatTheHellHero didn't appreciate]] and broke off communication with, effectively ending the band. Then they made up and reformed. Then tensions started brewing between Dickey Betts and Gregg, which ended with Betts getting kicked out in 2000. The band soldiered onwards until 2014, when they amicably broke up after a GrandFinale. Then, Butch Trucks died in January 2017 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, while Gregg Allman died four months later from complications of liver cancer; Jaimoe and Dickey Betts are the two founding members who are still alive.
* DrivenToSuicide: Butch Trucks committed suicide in January 2017.

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* DownerEnding: Subverted repeatedly. When Duane died, the remaining members considered disbanding, disbanding but decided to soldier on. Then, Gregg testified against a security guard, which his bandmates [[WhatTheHellHero didn't appreciate]] and broke off communication with, effectively ending the band. Then they made up and reformed. Then tensions started brewing between Dickey Betts and Gregg, which ended with Betts getting kicked out in 2000. The band soldiered onwards until 2014, 2014 when they amicably broke up after a GrandFinale. Then, Butch Trucks died in January 2017 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, while Gregg Allman died four months later from complications of liver cancer; Jaimoe and Dickey Betts are the two founding members who are still alive.
* DrivenToSuicide: Butch Trucks committed died of suicide in January 2017.



* NewSoundAlbum: ''Brothers and Sisters''. While their basic sound stayed the same, the adjustments they had to make after Duane's death led to some noticeable differences from their earlier work. Piano figured prominently in their musical mix for the first time courtesy new member Chuck Leavell. Dickey Betts took on a larger role as lead guitarist, songwriter and singer. And there was some GenreRoulette as well, with the CountryMusic influenced "Ramblin' Man" and the Delta {{Blues}} styled "Pony Boy".

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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Brothers and Sisters''. While their basic sound stayed the same, the adjustments they had to make after Duane's death led to some noticeable differences from their earlier work. Piano figured prominently in their musical mix for the first time courtesy new member Chuck Leavell. Dickey Betts took on a larger role as lead guitarist, songwriter songwriter, and singer. And there was some GenreRoulette as well, with the CountryMusic influenced "Ramblin' Man" and the Delta {{Blues}} styled "Pony Boy".



** Duane plays guitar on "[[Music/DerekAndTheDominos Layla]]". After his death keyboardist Chuck Leavell joins the band. Then when Music/EricClapton has a hit with his UnpluggedVersion of the song, Leavell plays piano on it.
** Road manager Twiggs Lyndon gets in a fight with a club owner over money and stabs him to death. Afterwards he sits down and waits for the police, saying [[ThisIsUnforgivable "I don't care if I get the electric chair. I proved a point."]] Instead, his lawyers successfully use the InsanityDefense. Years later he dies in a skydiving accident near [[MeaningfulName Duanesburg]], New York.

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** Duane plays guitar on "[[Music/DerekAndTheDominos Layla]]". After his death death, keyboardist Chuck Leavell joins the band. Then when Music/EricClapton has a hit with his UnpluggedVersion of the song, Leavell plays piano on it.
** Road manager Twiggs Lyndon gets in a fight with a club owner over money and stabs him to death. Afterwards Afterwards, he sits down and waits for the police, saying [[ThisIsUnforgivable "I don't care if I get the electric chair. I proved a point."]] Instead, his lawyers successfully use the InsanityDefense. Years later he dies in a skydiving accident near [[MeaningfulName Duanesburg]], New York.



* RevolvingDoorBand: Quite a bit. The only constant members were Gregg Allman and drummer Butch Trucks, with fellow Drummer Jaimoe coming a close second (Jaimoe was absent for only one album, ''Brothers of the Road'') and guitarist Dickey Betts clinching third (he was with the group from when they formed until he was acrimoniously kicked out after ''Peakin' at the Deacon''). In total, the amount of bandmates the Brothers cycled through totaled up to 20, including a few who didn't contribute to any releases at all.
* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Gregg Allman had several very public scandals involving drugs, and even flipped on his friends, bodyguards, and a manager to avoid jailtime.

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* RevolvingDoorBand: Quite a bit. The only constant members were Gregg Allman and drummer Butch Trucks, with fellow Drummer Jaimoe coming a close second (Jaimoe was absent for only one album, ''Brothers of the Road'') and guitarist Dickey Betts clinching third (he was with the group from when they formed until he was acrimoniously kicked out after ''Peakin' at the Deacon''). In total, the amount number of bandmates the Brothers cycled through totaled up to 20, including a few who didn't contribute to any releases at all.
* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Gregg Allman had several very public scandals involving drugs, and even flipped on his friends, bodyguards, and a manager to avoid jailtime.jail time.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Averted with Dickey Betts and zig-zagged with Gregg Allman. Dickey filled in for Duane after his death, he never occupied the same prominence and didn't take over all his duties. When Chuck Leavell was in the band as a second keyboard player, Gregg would occasionally play as a second guitarist onstage, but like Dickey, he didn't take on all of Duane's parts and never really emulated Duane's appearance either (preferring a clean shaven look through most of the band's first decade).

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Averted with Dickey Betts and zig-zagged with Gregg Allman. Dickey filled in for Duane after his death, he never occupied the same prominence and didn't take over all his duties. When Chuck Leavell was in the band as a second keyboard player, Gregg would occasionally play as a second guitarist onstage, but like Dickey, he didn't take on all of Duane's parts and never really emulated Duane's appearance either (preferring a clean shaven clean-shaven look through most of the band's first decade).



* SurprisinglyGentleSong: Gregg meant to save "Melissa" for his solo albums, considering it too light a song for the band before deciding to record it on ''Eat a Peach'' in tribute to Duane. It falls even more into this trope as the years go by, since the Derek Trucks/Warren Haynes lineup plays heavier than their predecessors.

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* SurprisinglyGentleSong: Gregg meant to save "Melissa" for his solo albums, considering it too light a song for the band before deciding to record it on ''Eat a Peach'' in tribute to Duane. It falls even more into this trope as the years go by, by since the Derek Trucks/Warren Haynes lineup plays heavier than their predecessors.


One of the progenitors of SouthernRock music, The Allman Brothers Band originally consisted of [[CaptainObvious the brothers]] Duane and Gregg Allman, guitarist Dickey Betts, bassist Berry Oakley and drummers Butch Trucks and [[AlliterativeName Jai Johanny 'Jaimoe' Johanson]]. Founded in Jacksonville in 1969, they went two years in their original incarnation until Duane Allman was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident on October 29, 1971. Remaining lead guitarist Dickey Betts filled in for Duane and the group remained together, eventually adding pianist Chuck Leavell, but about a year later, they lost another member, bassist Berry Oakley, also to a motorcycle accident.

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One of the progenitors of SouthernRock music, The Allman Brothers Band originally consisted of [[CaptainObvious the brothers]] brothers Duane and Gregg Allman, guitarist Dickey Betts, bassist Berry Oakley and drummers Butch Trucks and [[AlliterativeName Jai Johanny 'Jaimoe' Johanson]]. Founded in Jacksonville in 1969, they went two years in their original incarnation until Duane Allman was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident on October 29, 1971. Remaining lead guitarist Dickey Betts filled in for Duane and the group remained together, eventually adding pianist Chuck Leavell, but about a year later, they lost another member, bassist Berry Oakley, also to a motorcycle accident.

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* ChildProdigy: Derek Trucks started playing guitar at the age of nine and within ''two years'' he was playing with various Allman-related groups. By the time he officially joined the band at twenty he had his own band and had toured with many well-known musicians.


** Road manager Twiggs Lyndon gets in a fight with a club owner over money and stabs him to death. He successfully uses the InsanityDefense. Years later he dies in a skydiving accident near [[MeaningfulName Duanesburg]], New York.

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** Road manager Twiggs Lyndon gets in a fight with a club owner over money and stabs him to death. He Afterwards he sits down and waits for the police, saying [[ThisIsUnforgivable "I don't care if I get the electric chair. I proved a point."]] Instead, his lawyers successfully uses use the InsanityDefense. Years later he dies in a skydiving accident near [[MeaningfulName Duanesburg]], New York.


* RealSongThemeTune: "Jessica" is now the theme for ''Series/TopGear''.


* StandardSnippets: The ''At Fillmore East'' rendition of "You Don't Love Me" concludes with a few bars of "Joy to the World" (the Christmas carol, not the Music/ThreeDogNight song) and then a BigRockEnding.

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* StandardSnippets: StandardSnippet: The ''At Fillmore East'' rendition of "You Don't Love Me" concludes with a few bars of "Joy to the World" (the Christmas carol, not the Music/ThreeDogNight Three Dog Night song) and then a BigRockEnding.


* StandardSnippets: The ''At Fillmore East'' rendition of "You Don't Love Me" concludes with a few bars of "Joy to the World" (the Christmas carol, not the Music/ThreeDogNight song) and then a BigRockEnding.



** "You Don't Love Me" is mostly in (4+4+6+4)/4, or 18/4.

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** The body of "You Don't Love Me" is mostly in (4+4+6+4)/4, or 18/4.18/4. In live performances, it later transitions to mostly CommonTime for an extended jam section, though there are, as with "Whipping Post", a few segments in free time.

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** "You Don't Love Me" is mostly in (4+4+6+4)/4, or 18/4.


The group announced their separation at the end of 2014 and performed their final concert on October 28, 2014. The [[AuthorExistenceFailure deaths of Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks in 2017]] has most likely closed the door on any further reunions for good and leaves Johanson and Betts as the two remaining founding members of the band.


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The group announced their separation at the end of 2014 and performed their final concert on October 28, 2014. The [[AuthorExistenceFailure deaths of Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks in 2017]] has most likely closed the door on any further reunions for good and leaves Johanson and Betts as the two remaining surviving founding members of the band.




* DownerEnding: Subverted repeatedly. When Duane died, the remaining members considered disbanding, but decided to soldier on. Then, Gregg testified against a security guard, which his bandmates [[WhatTheHellHero didn't appreciate]] and broke off communication with, effectively ending the band. Then they made up and reformed. Then tensions started brewing between Dickey Betts and Gregg, which ended with Betts getting kicked out in 2000. The band soldiered onwards until 2014, when they amicably broke up after a GrandFinale.

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* DownerEnding: Subverted repeatedly. When Duane died, the remaining members considered disbanding, but decided to soldier on. Then, Gregg testified against a security guard, which his bandmates [[WhatTheHellHero didn't appreciate]] and broke off communication with, effectively ending the band. Then they made up and reformed. Then tensions started brewing between Dickey Betts and Gregg, which ended with Betts getting kicked out in 2000. The band soldiered onwards until 2014, when they amicably broke up after a GrandFinale. Then, Butch Trucks died in January 2017 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, while Gregg Allman died four months later from complications of liver cancer; Jaimoe and Dickey Betts are the two founding members who are still alive.
* DrivenToSuicide: Butch Trucks committed suicide in January 2017.


The group announced their separation at the end of 2014 and performed their final concert on October 28, 2014. The [[AuthorExistenceFailure deaths of Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks in 2017]] has most likely closed the door on any further reunions for good.


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The group announced their separation at the end of 2014 and performed their final concert on October 28, 2014. The [[AuthorExistenceFailure deaths of Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks in 2017]] has most likely closed the door on any further reunions for good.

good and leaves Johanson and Betts as the two remaining founding members of the band.




* Oteil Burbridge bass, vocals (19972014)
* David Goldflies bass (19781982)
* Warren Haynes guitar, vocals (19891997, 20002014)
* Jimmy Herring guitar (2000)



* Mike Lawler keyboards (19801982)



* Johnny Neel keyboards, harmonica (19891990)



* Jack Pearson guitar, vocals (19971999)
* Marc Quiñones drums, percussion, vocals (19912014)
* Dan Toler guitar (19781982, 1986; died 2013)
* David "Frankie" Toler drums (19801982; died 2011)



* Derek Trucks guitar (19992014)





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\n* Allen Woody bass, vocals (19891997; died 2000)



The group announced their separation at the end of 2014 and performed their final concert on October 28th 2014. Gregg Allman's [[AuthorExistenceFailure death in 2017]] has most likely closed the door on any further reunions for good.

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The group announced their separation at the end of 2014 and performed their final concert on October 28th 28, 2014. Gregg Allman's The [[AuthorExistenceFailure death deaths of Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks in 2017]] has most likely closed the door on any further reunions for good.good.



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!!Principal Members (Founding members in '''bold'''):
* '''Duane Allman''' - vocals, guitar (19691971; died 1971)
* '''Gregg Allman''' - vocals, organ, piano, guitar (19691976, 19781982, 1986, 19892014; died 2017)
* '''Dickey Betts''' guitar, vocals (19691976, 19781982, 1986, 19892000)
* '''Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson''' drums, percussion (19691976, 19781980, 1986, 19892014)
* Chuck Leavell piano, synthesizer, vocals (19721976, 1986)
* '''Berry Oakley''' bass, vocals (19691972; died 1972)
* '''Butch Trucks''' drums, timpani (19691976, 19781982, 1986, 19892014; died 2017)
* Lamar Williams bass, vocals (19721976; died 1983)


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* LongRunner: The band played for a total of 45 years.



** "Free Bird" by LynyrdSkynyrd was one for Duane.

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** "Free Bird" by LynyrdSkynyrd Music/LynyrdSkynyrd was one for Duane.


* DownerEnding: A common trope amongst many a Southern Rock band. Sadly, The Allman Brothers Band was no exception. Although that said, it wasn't an ending for the band.

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* DespairEventHorizon: By all accounts, bassist Berry Oakley crossed it when Duane died.
* DownerEnding: A common trope amongst many Subverted repeatedly. When Duane died, the remaining members considered disbanding, but decided to soldier on. Then, Gregg testified against a Southern Rock band. Sadly, The Allman Brothers Band was no exception. Although that said, it wasn't an security guard, which his bandmates [[WhatTheHellHero didn't appreciate]] and broke off communication with, effectively ending for the band.band. Then they made up and reformed. Then tensions started brewing between Dickey Betts and Gregg, which ended with Betts getting kicked out in 2000. The band soldiered onwards until 2014, when they amicably broke up after a GrandFinale.



* GrandFinale: Their 2014 run of Beacon Shows. The band played several of their best songs for three nights, before coming on stage, taking a collective bow, and then returning to their instruments to play "Trouble No More," [[{{Bookends}} the first song they ever played]]



* GreatestHitsAlbum

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* TheRealHeroes: The roadies are on the rear cover for "At Fillmore East" for this reason.

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*** And it gets ''more'' complicated during live performances. The ''At Fillmore East'' version, for instance, has two distinct sections in free time.


* {{Jazz}}: Music/JohnColtrane was one of Duane's biggest influences, and the band's lengthy improvisations could be considered the rock equivalent of jazz.

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* {{Jazz}}: Music/JohnColtrane was one and Music/MilesDavis were two of Duane's biggest influences, influences (reportedly ''[[Music/MilesDavis Kind Of Blue]]'' was Duane's favourite album), and the band's lengthy improvisations could be considered the rock equivalent of jazz.(moreso Duane's guitar and Jaimoe's percussion) had strong jazz influences.

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