Public historian and musician Dr. Bob Beatty explores the life and genius of the late Duane Allman in his new book “Play All Night! Duane Allman and the Journey to Fillmore East.” Admission is free, but registration is required.
The 1971 Allman Brothers Band album “At Fillmore East” was a musical manifesto years in the making. In “Play All Night!,” author Bob Beatty dives deep into the motivations and musical background of band founder Duane Allman to tell the story of one of the most important live rock albums in history. “Play All Night!” is the biography of a sound, highlighting Duane’s musical vision and the ways “At Fillmore East” demonstrates how he and his bandmates brought that vision to life.
Four days after the album went gold, Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident. He was 24. This book explores how “At Fillmore East cemented Allman’s legacy as a strong-willed, self-taught visionary, giving fans of Southern rock and all readers interested in the role of rock music in American popular culture a new appreciation for this pathbreaking album.
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