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Fathers and Sons: The Allmans

Fred Schruers, Rolling Stone, 11 November 1999

 

THE STORY of the Allman Brothers Band is one of the most glorious and the most tragic in rock. On this year's tour, celebrating the band's thirtieth anniversary, founding members Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts are joined by three musical heirs: Gregg's son Devon, 27, who sings; guitarist Duane Betts, 21, son to Dickey and bearing the name of Gregg's guitar-genius brother, who died in a motorcycle accident in 1971; and bassist Berry Oakley Jr., 26, who was born after the death of his father, the Allmans' bass player, in another motorcycle accident a year later.

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