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Southern Men: The Long Tall Saga of the Allman Brothers Band

Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, December 2002

"THIS AIN’T NO fashion show," Duane Allman liked to say. "We came here to play." It was a mission statement that summed up what his band was about. It said: Take us as you find us, six southern dudes in denim and centre-parted hair, playing churchy white soul and home-cooked rock’n’blues on Hammond organs and Fender basses and Gibson Les Paul guitars. Ain’t no make-up round these parts.

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