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Duane Allman
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At Fillmore East, 1971
Background information
Birth nameHoward Duane Allman
Also known asSkydog
BornNovember 20, 1946(1946-11-20)
Nashville, Tennessee
DiedOctober 29, 1971(1971-10-29) (aged 24)
Macon, Georgia
GenresSouthern rock, blues, blues-rock, soul, rock, jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals
Years active1961–1971
LabelsMercury, Capricorn
Associated actsThe Hour Glass, Wilson Pickett, The Allman Brothers Band, Derek and the Dominos, Aretha Franklin, Herbie Mann, Greg Allman, The Allman Joys

Howard Duane Allman (November 20, 1946 – October 29, 1971) was an American musician. He was the lead guitarist of the southern rock group, the Allman Brothers Band. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine called him the second best guitarist of all time.[1]


  1. "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time: 2) Duane Allman". Rolling Stone (Rolling Stone) (#931). 2003-09-18. Retrieved 2008-06-21. 

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