Ramblin’ Man – Allman Brothers Band – 1973

TAllman Brothers Band Ramblin Man 1973he creators of Southern Rock, Duane and Gregg Allman’s band had only one top ten hit, Ramblin’ Man in 1973.

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  • The Allman Brothers Band began in Jacksonville, Florida, way back in 1969.
  • Lynchpins were brothers Allman and Gregg Allman.
  • They have often been called the architects of Southern rock.
  • Commercial breakthrough for the Allman Brothers Band came in 1971 – their album At Fillmore East is still talked about as one of the best live albums ever made.
  • Rolling Stone magazine pronounced them;

the best damn rock and roll band this country has produced in the past five years.

  • Later that year, on October 29, 1971, Duane was killed in a motorcycle accident. Just a few days over a year later (November 11, 1972), and just three blocks away, bassist Berry Oakley was killed in a motorcycle accident also.
  • Gregg married six times and had another two long term partners. His fourth wife was, of course, Cher.
  • The band continues to tour today. In 1995, they were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.

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  • Ramblin’ Man was released in September 1973, almost a year after it was recorded.
  • Ramblin’ Man was written by Dickey Betts, who also sang lead vocals. Dickey based the song on a Hank Williams song of the same name.
  • This was the The Allman Brothers Band’s only top ten single. It peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 but it did reach #1 on the Cashbox top 100. TRIVIA – it was beaten out of the #1 spot on Billboard by Gregg’s future wife Cher‘s Half-Breed.
  • Ramblin’ Man has featured in a number of movies including: The Exorcist, Big Fish, and When Harry Met Sally.
  • Ramblin’ Man is part of the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list.
  • Ramblin’ Man lyrics

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2 Responses to Ramblin’ Man – Allman Brothers Band – 1973

  1. Marie says:

    A great summary and overview of a great band! Nice job. 🙂

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