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  posted on 12/22/2010 at 08:50 PM
I celebrated my 24th birthday December 7th. The more and more I think about it, the more it floors me that Duane and Berry were only 24 when they went home. Wow. Just. Wow. Long live DA and BO

 

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  posted on 12/22/2010 at 08:54 PM
Amen, brother!

 

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  posted on 12/22/2010 at 09:47 PM
It is boggling to the human mind aint it? I've been playing guitar longer than they lived...inot a day passes that I dont think about that. Leaves no doubt in my mind what those guys were put on earth to do.
 

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  posted on 12/22/2010 at 10:09 PM
You are so correct. Like you said. WOW!
Oh. And happy belated birthday brother Tony.

 

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  posted on 12/22/2010 at 10:46 PM
Love you Tony!

 

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  posted on 12/22/2010 at 11:01 PM
. . . and Hendrix was 27. Sort of makes you stop and think.

They've been gone longer than they were here, and they left us with so much.

Life is short, and there are no do overs.

Make the most of it while you are here, young guy!!

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  posted on 12/22/2010 at 11:05 PM
Tony, you hit the nail on the head.

I have always thought that anything a person does in life revolves partly around 'focus'-- as long as that remains a part of the plan, a person can do anything.

So many distractions....so easy to jump the track.

 

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  posted on 12/23/2010 at 07:04 AM
Most of us must twice Duane's age when he died,makes you think.

 

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  posted on 12/23/2010 at 07:49 AM
Duane was wise beyond his years. Remember Duane Allman



While it was Duane's band, Berry made it go.


 

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  posted on 12/23/2010 at 07:53 AM
It is amazing what a person can accomplish with focus, dedication and the strong will with enormous amounts of talent and a personality of shining lights that shoots out of every pore.. Some people have *it* and some people *don't*

Duane exploded with it as well as Berry and as someone mentioned Jimi too.. they all died to young. They had a calling , found it , mastered it early and gave it to us.

Happy Birthday Tony, although I haven't heard you live you have an extremely bright future and lots of talent.. and you can make that guitar sing... Thank you..

 

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  posted on 12/23/2010 at 08:12 AM
I think about Duane's age every time I listen to him rip into a solo. The age of the whole band is astonishing to think about with regards to the music they put out. I can never think of a group that at that age sounded so seasoned. The best damn band EVER!!!!

GOD BLESS DUANE ALLMAN!!!!!!!!!!

 

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  posted on 12/23/2010 at 09:48 AM
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I think about Duane's age every time I listen to him rip into a solo. The age of the whole band is astonishing to think about with regards to the music they put out. I can never think of a group that at that age sounded so seasoned. The best damn band EVER!!!!

GOD BLESS DUANE ALLMAN!!!!!!!!!!


Ditto, that sums it up for me.

 

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  posted on 12/23/2010 at 09:51 AM
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I think about Duane's age every time I listen to him rip into a solo. The age of the whole band is astonishing to think about with regards to the music they put out. I can never think of a group that at that age sounded so seasoned. The best damn band EVER!!!!

GOD BLESS DUANE ALLMAN!!!!!!!!!!


Ditto, that sums it up for me.

 

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  posted on 12/23/2010 at 11:18 AM
so many pioneers in music...

but it is hard to rival what Duane did..

just goes to show you that good things can happen when you believe and are willing to sacrifice everything

 

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  posted on 12/23/2010 at 11:28 AM
The thing that I point out to people is that so many "young" artists/guitar players arrive on the scene and get heralded by the press - sometimes, centrally because of their young age. I'm not gonna name names here or anything, but there is a certain "cutesy" factor at play.

Duane and his bandmates where very young when they arrived on the scene. They worked 300 nights a year (number cited in Poe's book, "SkyDog ..."), traveling around in a van - often without money for food or lodging.

They didn't get "cutesy" reviews or endorsements in the mass media - probably because they didn't look like the kind of young people the press bosses wanted to see their own children emulate. What Duane (and his bandmates) had was UNDENIABLE talent. The kind rarely seen in "young artists since their arrival.

Quite often, I don't even think about their ages at the time. The music created by Duane - be it with the Allman Joys, Hour Glass, the Allman Brothers or any number of the artists that he recorded with just sounds like something that came out of an old soul.

He was only 24 when he left this world, but in my mind - he never died. Never will, either.

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  posted on 12/23/2010 at 12:29 PM
I dreamed I saw Duane Allman last night alive as you and me.
But Duane your dead I said.
" In ever died" said he.
"I never died said he"

(With apologies to Joe Hill)

 

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  posted on 12/23/2010 at 01:33 PM
When i see videos of Duane or Jimi or Berry what I see is a God Given talent. It cant be learned, it cant be emulated or reproduced. When you look at them and their instruments they are literally "one". What they are doing is pouring from their souls, its almost like they have no control over it, it just takes over and comes out. It truly was what they werent meant to do while here on this earth.

All of you who got to see them live, I hope you know how blessed you were...... I wouldve given anything to see them in person just one time. The fact that they were so young just boggles the mind.

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  posted on 12/23/2010 at 01:55 PM
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Duane was wise beyond his years. Remember Duane Allman



While it was Duane's band, Berry made it go.





The resolution is the thing for me. This came from the mind of a 21-year-old. Cuts through the "stuff," goes right to the heart of what really matters. I was more than twice his age before I started figuring things out like this. Duane must have had an extraordinary, insightful intellect. So very, very different than his peers. Thus his music and his life were so very, very different. Thank the Lord that Johnson, Wexler, Erdegun, Dowd, Walden, etc. gave him free reign, didn't stifle him up like they wanted to do in LA.
Thanks to Bill Graham too.
There may be others like him out there that we never got the chance to know about.

I hope Red Dog sees this thread, he was there. Lived it first-hand.

 
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  posted on 12/23/2010 at 02:30 PM
Wow, Tony. Have I already known you for five years?

Duane was a trail blazer. His spirit lives in you and your guitar playing. That's a GFREAT thing to have going for you. Miss you, young brother. Hope our paths cross again soon.

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The thing that I point out to people is that so many "young" artists/guitar players arrive on the scene and get heralded by the press - sometimes, centrally because of their young age. I'm not gonna name names here or anything, but there is a certain "cutesy" factor at play.

Duane and his bandmates where very young when they arrived on the scene. They worked 300 nights a year (number cited in Poe's book, "SkyDog ..."), traveling around in a van - often without money for food or lodging.

They didn't get "cutesy" reviews or endorsements in the mass media - probably because they didn't look like the kind of young people the press bosses wanted to see their own children emulate. What Duane (and his bandmates) had was UNDENIABLE talent. The kind rarely seen in "young artists since their arrival.

Quite often, I don't even think about their ages at the time. The music created by Duane - be it with the Allman Joys, Hour Glass, the Allman Brothers or any number of the artists that he recorded with just sounds like something that came out of an old soul.

He was only 24 when he left this world, but in my mind - he never died. Never will, either.

RB


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I remember my first trip to Rose Hill several years ago. I had seen pictures of the graves, however for some reason I couldn't come to the conclusion that these guys had moved on. When I first saw the graves from a distance, I muttered to mself..."OMG, they are really dead".....

After many trips to Rose Hill and listening to the music, I have come to the same conclusion as Rusty.....

Wail on Brothers.....

Tony, ya'll kicked @ss at The Skydog Jam. One of the old guys who was around in the old days said to me.....It sounds just like the original ABB did.....

Merry Christmas to you little bro' !!

 

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I remember my first trip to Rose Hill several years ago. I had seen pictures of the graves, however for some reason I couldn't come to the conclusion that these guys had moved on. When I first saw the graves from a distance, I muttered to mself..."OMG, they are really dead".....


my EXACT reaction when Bill Ector took me there for the first time

 

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I remember my first trip to Rose Hill several years ago. I had seen pictures of the graves, however for some reason I couldn't come to the conclusion that these guys had moved on. When I first saw the graves from a distance, I muttered to mself..."OMG, they are really dead".....


my EXACT reaction when Bill Ector took me there for the first time


during my only trip back in April I came to a complete halt at the top of the hill with my heart in my throat

 

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  posted on 12/23/2010 at 07:02 PM
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I celebrated my 24th birthday December 7th. The more and more I think about it, the more it floors me that Duane and Berry were only 24 when they went home. Wow. Just. Wow. Long live DA and BO


I've often both wondered and been in awe of what Duane in particular was able to express musically at that age. The absolute dedication to the craft. I believe I once read that Duane when asked about being a rock star quipped something like..."Man, practice for 10-12 hours a day, every day, for 5 years or so and then ask me that"...I thought about that...I love the guitar, play because of Duane....but, if I play for an hour or two...every other day...I feel good. I have the time, I like to play... but 12 hours a day?...for years?....That is something to be respected. No wonder I still listen to 40 year old music with a brand new ear.

 

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  posted on 12/23/2010 at 07:06 PM
I remember going to RoseHill with Willie P and PastDreams. I was about 20 i think. Where I come from, ABB is ingrained from birth. Willie was solom and Liz had tears in her eyes. I remember her saying "We were just babies...we thought we had seen everything and knew it all but we were just babies." Liz that memory will last me a lifetime. I wonder sometimes when we lose that drive that DA had. The all or nothing. I posses a car, some guitars and and amp. Thats all I own. I wouldn't even have a roof if it weren't for the beautiful people God has blessed who believe in the music. But I don't care I just want to play..all or nothing. Then we have to turn on the TV and see kids like Justin Bieber? He's never slept in the car because the club owner shafted his pay that was going to pay for a room. All you guitar players can back me up on this we've all been there. When is my age group going to get it?

 

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  posted on 12/23/2010 at 09:32 PM
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I remember my first trip to Rose Hill several years ago. I had seen pictures of the graves, however for some reason I couldn't come to the conclusion that these guys had moved on. When I first saw the graves from a distance, I muttered to mself..."OMG, they are really dead".....


Don't know if I was on that trip with you; probably was.... but on one of the trips we both looked down on the graves from afar and both agreed that 'They aren't here'. We stated that they exist now in our hearts and in the music.

It was a sublime moment. We were visiting ourselves and walking old memories made by others that had now become our memories. There was no other reason for the two of us to have ever met or walked that graveyard.

 

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