Remembering Duane Allman’s work with Hour Glass, he sent a telegram to Jacksonville. Later, Russell verifies the facts with Rolling Stone and they run it as a cover story. And I asked him. I was vouching for him and finally talked the guys into letting him come out with us. He’s probably still down there. 1 and produced the chart-topping single “Ramblin’ Man,” written and sung by Betts, as well as the hit instrumental “Jessica,” also composed by Betts. Duane and Gregory Allman were born in 1946 and 1947 in Nashville, Tennessee, just as the city was experiencing its first studio-building boom. It was a moderate critical success, but didn’t do much for the band’s financial status. It was my first cover story.” The next day, October 29th, 1971, Duane visited the Oakley house to wish Berry’s wife, Linda, a happy birthday. I took to Cameron Crowe, I liked him. Gregg still dresses in the patchy street style of his shuffling days. Duane Allman was the best guitar player I ever heard who didn’t read a note.”. Stricken and grieving, the band returned to Macon from various vacation sites. So I put those signs up. Loosely based on Crowe’s teenage years as a music journalist covering the Allman Brothers Band and Led Zeppelin, “Almost Famous” is the story of … In which a rock & roll band from Dixie struggles in dreary motels, six-session-a-night grinds and a $48,000 debt, then a couple years later plays to sellout crowds for $100,000 a night…all the while riding the shotgun to death. And the only real chance of seeing Betts back on stage is if he makes another cameo appearance with the Allman Betts Band his son Duane formed with Gregg’s son Devon and fellow second-generation Allman Brothers standout Berry Duane Oakley. After the sessions, Hour Glass split and Duane and Gregg took the van to Jacksonville, Florida, where their friend and sometimes pick up drummer, Butch Trucks, was preparing to record an album with his band (now called the 31st of February). “Well, a lot of my songs I wrote I had the crowd in mind. As I’m walking down the hall, there was this door open. The writer is asking him about the band’s latest successes: about the rave reviews of their two-week long West Coast tour, about the new album, Brothers and Sisters, topping the charts. “The band lived there a while and when we began to get $100-a-night gigs, Duane moved a block and a half away and Dicky moved down the street. ‘We’ve got it made now,’ he said, ‘We’re on our way. It is as if the band draws its strength and determination from being “the hottest band around.” They not only stayed on the road, they worked seven nights a week, six sets a night. “It was so hard to get into anything after that second loss,” Gregg says. Rick Hall signed Duane to a contract. “When Duane died,” Red Dog says, “Berry died. He needed a lot of other guys to get that full sound he wanted.”, In search of those musicians – and with the Capricorn-Walden contract in hand, Duane moved back to Jacksonville with Jaimo. Well that’s the key right there. It was the first dead person I’d ever seen.”, The dead man in that sleazy room weighed on the brothers’ minds. It was to be marked by a fanatic familial closeness, by talent and determination, and tragedy. I couldn’t get it on in school worth a shit.”, In 1958, the family moved to Daytona Beach, Florida. It was really close.”. — Wade Tatangelo, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s entertainment editor, wrote the liner notes for the Dickey Betts Band’s 2019 CD/DVD release “Ramblin’ Man Live at the St. George Theatre.” Email him at wade.tatangelo@heraldtribune.com. Five reds and slug of HC and you can sleep through anything.”, The first two or three tours bombed but, says, Trucks, “Phil Walden had complete faith in us, and I’ll respect him forever for that. They headlined before 600,000 at Watkins Glen, and though an agreement with the promoter prevents an official statement on the Allmans’ gross, a spokesman for Capricorn Records, the Brothers’ company, states flatly that it was “astronomical.” They have played to sell-out crowds in America’s largest arenas and stadiums. “We still do. He just wrote a real bad article on us. Gregg is a bit more blunt. “What really happened was the next day Gregg got paranoid about what he had said to the guy, I guess,” Betts says. “They got more out of the music than I did, I think. A real garbage motel, and all of us in one room. Isn’t that shitty?”. ‘Hey, we’re the Allman Brothers and we’re playing the Fillmore. I got up the first morning we lived there, thinking I’d go swimming. The Allmans took their electric guitars to Ted Connors, “a really intense cat who knew how to teach. The only way we made it was with a great big old bag of Mexican reds and two gallons of Robitussin HC. In the past six months the Brothers have grossed between $50,000 and $100,000 on an average night. We played three or four hours without stopping and when we finished, Duane looked around and said, ‘Man, this is it.’ He got on the phone and called Gregg in California.”, That was March 23rd, 1969. Cameron Crowe ran into Elton John last year at a party thrown by David Geffen. “We found out in New York once that we had to be at the Fillmore West in a week,” Twiggs remembers. Cameron Crowe wanted to come out on the road and do a story with us and the band didn’t want it. Gregg was great but you don’t want to hear a whole album of melancholy, at least that was the way I felt about it. “I had been building up nerve to put a pistol to my head,” he said. '” Jaimo says. I was bad about going home with people, though. Because I can still play? I would go buddy up with some people and just go to their house, y’know, like in the movie. What it would mean to them.” Your songs are uplifting, I tell Betts. A collection of 276 pieces of journalism written by Cameron Crowe that chronicle his 40 years of writing for such publications as the San Diego Door, Rolling Stone, L.A. Times, Creem, Newsweek and the NY Times.You can also explore liner notes, book introductions and much more. Bassist Berry Oakley, too, would die, ominously almost a year to the day after Duane. Walden and the whole band lived there with occasional female visitors from nearby Wesleyan College. Ain’t gonna be no more beans for breakfast.'”. “We stayed first at the Mikado Motel, then at the Caheunga down by the Hollywood Bowl. They were kind of what keeps you going on the road. It was getting toward the end of summer, the mornings were getting colder and I was in Sears and Roebuck to get some gloves with the money when I strolled by the guitar department and fell in love with those beauties. I had real good luck with him when he was with Creem (magazine).’ I did an interview with him and he did a real nice article. When Duane died, the question of identity became paramount. For instance, Kate Hudson plays groupie Penny Lane, who has a relationship with Russell before he trades her to the band Humble Pie for $50 and a case of beer during a game of poker, which is also attended by Red Dog. Let’s don’t do it.’ He said, ‘C’mon, man, we’ll go to L.A. We’ll see all those pretty women and fine looking cars.’ What could I say? Good Lord, to get that much money from my bank up there they wanted 20 percent. Gregg’s Land Back was recently released. “Somebody suggested that she put us in an orphanage. He interacted with several legends like Allman Brothers Band, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, and King Crimson. Se convirtió en un reportero musical de los 70: se iba de gira con los artistas y le hacía preguntas a estrellas como Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin y The Eagles. “People ask me things like, ‘Was I in the original band? One of the two percussionists in the present Allman Brothers Band, Butch Trucks, played the same club circuit with his band the Bitter End and sometimes sat in with the Allman Joys. The Allman Brothers Band – Macon, Ga., 1972, Gregg Allman: organ & vocals; Dickey Betts: lead guitar; Butch Trucks: drums; Chuck Leavell: piano; Jai Johanny Johanson: percussion; The Allman Brothers Band – Macon, Ga., 1973, Gregg Allman: organ & vocals; Dickey Betts: lead guitar; Butch Trucks: drums; Jai Johanny Johanson: percussion; Chuck Leavell: piano; Lamar Williams: bass, What They Played Crowe told movie journalist Todd Gilchrist that landing an Allman Brothers Band interview as his first cover story for Rolling Stone when he was 16 “became the basis for much of Almost Famous.” The movie “Almost Famous” was partially based on experiences director/writer Cameron Crowe had while as a Rolling Stone journalist covering an early-70s Allman Brothers tour. There was a tombstone nearby that read IN MEMORY OF ELIZABETH REED, so that’s what I called the tune. “Well, y’know, Gregg tended to write in a melancholy kind of way so I purposely tried to write more on, like you say, uplifting way to try and kind of give some depth to the difference between my writing and his writing. He worked as a writer for Rolling Stone magazine. What actually occurred, though, at least with the Allman Brothers ahead of their real-life Rolling Stone cover story that ran Dec. 6, 1973, is that Crowe nearly had his assignment ruined after Gregg Allman confiscated his interview tapes upon fearing he had revealed too much, or perhaps being worried that Crowe was an undercover cop. Betts tells why. The actual group Crowe first toured with was The Allman Brothers Band. “Liberty was paying all our expenses for us until we earned enough to pay them back.” But a company pays only so much money on losing items and soon Hour Glass was, “groveling for money just to get a burger.” It got worse. We were a good team. “Duane was sure a bastard when he was a kid,” Gregg says with real admiration. We never really wrote anything together but we wrote well, his songs and my songs went together really well.”. Last month he took a fancy to a $44,000 burgundy-black Rolls Royce. While Kate Hudson and Frances McDormand each earned Oscar nominations for best actress in a supporting role, the film’s top-billed star is Billy Crudup, who plays Russell Hammond, the longhaired, mustachioed, Gibson-wielding guitarist for Stillwater. “Worked all summer and cleared 21 bucks. Maybe so, but it’s also a far cry from being 95 cents short on a $21.95 guitar. It was on that vacation that Duane Allman was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident. In the summer of 1960, 13-year-old Gregg took a summer job as a paperboy. “Almost Famous” earned Crowe an Academy Award for his original screenplay and remains a beloved cult classic, especially adored by anyone who has ever earned a paycheck for writing about music. Dickey Betts and Gregg Allman were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame together along with the rest of the surviving Allman Brothers Band members in 1995 before going their separate ways in 2000. “That summer we went on the road as the Allman Joys. Furthermore, they hadn’t played enough to live audiences and it sounded stiff, like the tracks on the Liberty LPs. We had to park and go around hitting up people. “(Crowe’s character) is leaving the arena, and he is telling people ‘Bye,’ and he yells, ‘Red Dog’ and gives a little hand gesture. Eleven of us, with nine sleeping in the back on two mattresses. The day after Christmas, he picked up a hitchhiker…who murdered him. The hotel television is on; the sound is off. He strolled into the New York showroom on little more than a whim and informed the salesman that he’d write a check for the Rolls in the window. “I should have known they’d want cash,” Gregg says. They had to be successful, and if they hadn’t – in 1971 anyway – I think each and every one of those guys could have tumbled off the deep end in some way.”, For a while there was talk that the Brothers were looking for a replacement for Duane, but the idea was never discussed within the band. It would have cheapened our whole organization to hire someone and teach him Duane’s licks.”, The first few tours in 1972 weren’t too easy for the band. We had just gotten into Macon a couple of days before. It was an overnight gold record that gathered well-earned critical praise. It was a 26-piece studio band and it was like they said, ‘Stay in the corner out of the way boy. Gregg Allman stares moodily at the silent television. It was just well done all the way around. All they had to do was come out to California and he would take them under his wing. I said, ‘Man, I want to learn some goddamn Chuck Berry music,’ – and he taught me.”, While Gregg muttered and cursed his way through Sea Breeze Senior High School, “Duane stayed at home in the woodshed and got very good. I was pretty flattered.”. Cameron Crowe Puts The Allmans On the Cover of the Rolling Stone (December 6, 1973) Cameron Crowe went on the road with The Allman Brothers at the age of 15, and gave them their first ever cover story. Walden was putting together a roster for his Atlantic custom label, Capricorn Records. “The real question,” he says, “is not why we’re so popular. At the height of their popularity, the Allman Brothers Band was approached about having Crowe join them on the road to write a profile piece for Rolling Stone. “THE ALLMAN JOYS ARE BACK! Because I was sick of being up all night and by the time I got to sleep the damn maid would be banging on the door. I said, ‘This is a good guy. Then it happened.”. More: Ticket Editor: ‘Almost Famous,’ Dickey Betts and my two decades of music writing memories, More: Dickey Betts on Allman Brothers’ 50th anniversary and son’s new Allman Betts Band, More: Dickey Betts on his days before, with and after Allman Brothers, More: Dickey Betts on his most famous Allman Brothers songs, who retired a couple of years ago following a mild stroke, Ticket Editor: ‘Almost Famous,’ Dickey Betts and my two decades of music writing memories, Dickey Betts on Allman Brothers’ 50th anniversary and son’s new Allman Betts Band, Dickey Betts on his days before, with and after Allman Brothers, Dickey Betts on his most famous Allman Brothers songs, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. I’m not going to tell you exactly what or where it is, but it’s always there. All rights reserved. '”, By the time Idlewild South, the second Allman Brothers album, was released, the band had picked up a growing and dedicated audience. After graduating, he was hired by the Rolling stone Magazine after falsifying his age. “You’ve got to consider why anybody wants to become a musician anyway,” Gregg says. The only track Duane ever liked was “Going Down Slow,” a haunting blues tune on which he makes a rare vocal appearance. They played at the funeral in Macon’s memorial Chapel: a hollow, moving set; and joined hands with folks like Dr. John and Delaney Bramlett to sing “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.”. By late 1972, Betts had emerged as the Allman Brothers’ leader following the tragic deaths of Gregg Allman’s older sibling Duane Allman and then Berry Oakley, both band members killed in eerily similar motorcycle accidents about a year apart. “The night before he got killed,” says Red Dog, “Duane and I were talking. But the real question, as Gregg Allman puts it, is not why the Brothers are popular; it is how they managed to survive the loss of their driving force, the focus of their energy, the “father of the family.”. In the movie, Rolling Stone’s editors are thrilled with William’s profile of Stillwater but when the magazine’s fact checker calls the band, Russell tells her 90% of it has been fabricated and the magazine refuses to run the piece. Fuck playing this goddamn ‘In a Gadda-Vida’ shit. One of the most touching scenes in “Almost Famous” occurs at the end, when Russell is in William’s bedroom and after reconciling — with an Allman Brothers Band poster shown on the wall behind him — the young journalist gets out his tape recorder and asks Russell, “What do you love about music?” Betts, who retired a couple of years ago following a mild stroke that affected his right hand, is asked the same question on a recent Thursday afternoon. “Spoonful” – Dial Records, 1966, The Allman Joys, Hour Glass – Liberty Records, 1967, The Hour Glass, The Dynamic Clarence Carter – Atlantic Records, 1967, Duane Allman: slide guitar, Power of Love – Liberty Records, 1968, The Hour Glass, “Me & Bobby McGee” – regional label, 1969, The American Eagles (Chuck Leavell, Buck Wilkin, Johnny Weicker), Instant Groove – King Curtis, Atlantic Records, 1969, Duane Allman: slide guitar, electric sitar, Southern Fried – John Hammond, Atlantic Records, 1969, Duane Allman: slide guitar, Ronnie Hawkins – Cotillion Records, 1969, Duane Allman: slide guitar, Boz Scaggs – Atlantic Records, 1969, Duane Allman: slide guitar, The Allman Brothers Band – Capricorn Records, 1969, The Allman Brothers Band, Ton Ton Mascoute – Johnny Jenkins, Capricorn Records, 1969, Duane Allman: slide guitar; Berry Oakley: bass, Arthur Conley – Atlantic Records, 1969, Duane Allman: slide guitar, Percy Sledge – Atlantic Records, 1969, Duane Allman: slide guitar, Two Jews Blues – Barry Goldberg, Buddah Records, 1969, Duane Allman: slide guitar, Soul ’69 – Aretha Franklin, Atlantic Records, 1970, Duane Allman: slide guitar, This Girl’s In Love With You – Aretha Franklin, Atlantic Records, 1970, Duane Allman: slide guitar, Morning in the Morning – Otis Rush, Cotillion Records, 1970, Duane Allman: slide guitar, Sundown – Sundown, Exit/Ampex Records, 1970, Chuck Leavell: piano, In Search of Food, Clothing, Shelter & Sex – Buck Wilkin, Buddah Records, 1970, Chuck Leavell: piano, Layla – Derek & the Dominoes, Atco Records, 1970, Duane Allman: slide guitar, To Bonnie from Delaney – Delaney & Bonnie, Atco Records, 1970, Duane Allman: slide guitar, The 31st of February – Vanguard Recording Society, 1970, The 31st of February (Scott Boyer, David Brown, Butch Trucks), Christmas and the Beads of Sweat – Laura Nyro, Columbia Records, 1970, Duane Allman: electric guitar, Idlewild South – Capricorn Records, 1970, The Allman Brothers Band, The First Great Rock Festival of the Seventies – Columbia Records, 1970, The Allman Brothers Band (“Statesboro Blues,” “Whippin’ Post”), Push Push – Herbie Mann, Embryo Records, 1970, Duane Allman: slide guitar, The Allman Brothers Band at the Fillmore East – Capricorn Records, 1971, The Allman Brothers Band, Motel Shot – Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, Atco Records, 1971, Duane Allman: slide guitar, Spirit in the Dark – Aretha Franklin, Atlantic Records, 1971, Duane Allman: slide guitar, The Stories We Could Tell – The Everly Brothers, RCA Records, 1971, Duane Allman: slide guitar, Five’ll Getcha Ten – Cowboy, Capricorn Records, 1971, Duane Allman: dobro; Chuck Leavell” piano, Hawk – Ronnie Hawkins, Cotillion Records, 1971, Duane Allman: slide guitar, Hard And Heavy – Sam Samudio, Atlantic Records, 1971, Duane Allman: slide guitar, Dinnertime – Alex Taylor, Capricorn Records, 1971, Chuck Leavell: piano, The Best of Barry Goldberg – Buddah Records, 1972, Duane Allman: slide guitar, Eat A Peach – Capricorn Records, 1972, The Allman Brothers Band (Duane Allman appears posthumously on sides 2, 3 & 4), D & B Together – Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, Columbia Records, 1972, Duane Allman: slide guitar, History of Eric Clapton – Atco Records, 1972, Duane Allman: slide guitar, Mar Y Sol – Atco Records, 1972, The Allman Brothers Band (“Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More”), Eric Clapton at His Best – Polydor Records, 1972, Duane Allman: slide guitar, An Anthology – Duane Allman, Capricorn Records, 1972, Duane & Gregg Allman – Bold Records, 1972, 31st of February (rehearsal session outtakes), Dialogues – Capricorn Records, 1972, Duane Allman interview, Beginnings – Atco Records, 1972, The Allman Brothers Band (repackage of Idlewild South and The Allman Brothers Band), Brothers And Sisters – Capricorn Records, 1973, The Allman Brothers Band (Berry Oakley appears posthumously on “Wasted Words” and “Ramblin’ Man”), The Hour Glass – United Artists Records, 1973, The Hour Glass (repackage of Hour Glass and Power of Love), Early Allman – Dial Records, 1973, The Allman Joys (Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, studio sessionmen), Clapton – Eric Clapton, Polydor Records, 1973, Duane Allman: slide guitar, Why Quit When You’re Losing – Cowboy, Capricorn Records, 1973, (repackage of Reach for the Sky and Five’ll Getcha Ten), Laid Back – Gregg Allman, Capricorn Records, 1973, Gregg Allman: organ, acoustic guitar & vocals; David Brown: bass; Scott Boyer: acoustic, electric & steel guitars, piano; Butch Trucks: cabasa; Chuck Leavell: piano & vibes; Jai Johanny Johanson: congas; Paul Hornsby: clavinet, organ; Johnny Sandlin: bass, Courtesy of Rolling Stone #149 – Compiled by Cameron Crowe and Faybeth Diamond – December 6, 1973. “There were a lot of things in that movie that were real life,” Betts says. There’s one place in our set…and it’s for Duane. Paraphrasing (inappropriately) what we said. “I even caught myself thinking that it’s narrowing down, that maybe I’m next.”, Typically, the Brothers chose to drown this kind of morbid speculation in hard work. “And I did; I cried,” Campbell said. The Allman Brothers headlined The Summer Jam at Watkins Glen in front of a record-setting crowd of 600,000 in late July and a few weeks later finally released “Brothers and Sisters.” The album spent five weeks at No. Crowe gives a nod to another member of the Allman Brothers Band family a few moments later when Russell enters the backstage area and greets “Red Dog,” a roadie with long red hair and matching beard played by Zack Ward who’s clearly based on original Allman Brothers Band roadie Joseph “The Legendary Red Dog” Campbell, who passed away in 2011. Across the States and ends up vaguely California and See what you ”! 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