Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts Share Stories Of Famed Allman Brothers Band 1971 Fillmore East Performances
Dallas, TX July 29, 2014- North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands gets a front row seat to one of Rock's legendary concert stands, The Allman Brothers Band 1971 live at the Fillmore East shows.
By 1971 the Allman Brothers Band were on a roll with their second album, Idlewild South, breaching the Top 40 sales plateau for the first time, and bandleader Duane Allman had by then recorded the now legendary Layla album with Eric Clapton as Derek and the Dominos, resulting in Duane's quick ascension to a premiere slide guitar player.
In March of that year the Allmans would perform four shows over two nights at New York's Fillmore East, as well as the venue's closing night in late June. All of these shows were recorded and select tracks were released as the band's third album in July 1971, becoming the Allman Brothers Band's first Top 10 album.
Singer, songwriter and organist Gregg Allman and former Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey Betts sat down with InTheStudio program host Redbeard to recall the magic of those original band shows on the release of The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings. Gregg Allman shares with host Redbeard the mindset that permeated the band's live performances and created some of the most legendary extended musical jams ever recorded.
'There were no boundaries back then in the early '70s. There was no, 'We better shut this tune off at a certain time'. It was never even thought of.'
The Allman Bros./ InTheStudio interview program is available now to STREAM at: www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/allman-brothers-band-1971-fillmore-east-recordings-gregg-allman-dickey-betts