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Allman Brothers T Shirts

The rocking brothers from Jacksonville Florida soon found they had a taste for music, with Duane Allman and lead guitar and Gregg Allman on vocals they headlined the band with Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, the brilliantly named Butch Trucks and Jaimoe Johnson bringing up the rear on the drums and they gave the world the famous Allman Brothers Band and of course they have made it here too with our Allman Brothers T shirts collection.

Although originally from Florida a lot of time was spent honing their sound in Macon Georgia, primarily their music was Southern Rock some even crediting their formation as the principal leaders of this style of music. Their lively mix of blues, jazz and country sounds and their love for live shows and instantaneous jamming sessions made them crowd favourites all over the US and to this day inspire even the young and old to sport their Allman Brothers Band t shirt with pride.

Commercial Success and What Was to Become the Legend of the Allman Brothers

The bands commercial breakthrough came in 1971 when they released At Fillmore East, featuring their now popular songs ‘In Memory of Elizabeth Reed’ and ‘Whipping Post’ amongst others. It was an absolute cracker of a live album with critics and fans alike going wild. Rolling Stone Magazine called the ‘best damn rock n roll band of our time’ though tragedy was soon to strike the now famous band.

Two separate motorcycle accidents took the lives of Duane Allman and Oakley. The band surprisingly survived these terrible events and brought in Chuck Leavell and Lamar Williams. They went on to achieve their greatest success with ‘Ramblin Man’ not long after but the success was short lived, be it their propulsion to fame or the sad events that had passed inner turmoil grew within the band and they broke up in 1976 to reform briefly then disappear into the wilderness again until 1989.

That year the band reformed with a new line up but never reached the climatic heights of the past. Introduced into the rock n roll hall of fame in 1995 and ranked Rolling Stones list of top 100 artists of all time they positioned at 52. What wonders if they could have scaled higher had it not been for two accidents? We will never know the answer to that but we do know we have a lot of great music to be grateful for and still a lot of Allman Brothers T shirts to enjoy for a long time yet.