Formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane and Gregg Allman, The Allman Brothers Band has undergone many changes throughout their 41-year run as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, southern rock band of all time. In the original incarnation of the band, Duane and Gregg were joined by Dickey Betts (lead guitar, vocals, songwriting), Berry Oakley (bass guitar), Butch Trucks (drums), and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson (drums). In addition southern rock, the band also draws experiments with elements of blues, jazz, and country music. Their live shows take on a jam band-style feel, with improvised jamming and instrumental songs. The Allman Brothers Band breakthrough in 1971 with the release of At Fillmore East, which featured extended renditions of the popular songs "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" and "Whipping Post." Despite the deaths of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley in the early 70's, the band achieved commercial success with the 1973 album, Brothers and Sisters, which included the hit single "Ramblin' Man."
After years of breaking up and getting back together, the Allman Brothers Band, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, finally found stability in the 2000s with Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks fronting the group. In 2004 were ranked by Rolling Stone as the 52nd Greatest Artists of All-Time. Set to begin a month-long stay at the Beacon Theatre in New York, New York in March, now is the perfect time to purchase Allman Brothers Tickets!