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The Allman Brothers Band Performs Final Show

The Allman Brothers Band Performs Final Show

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Legacy RecordingsThe Allman Brothers Band ended their remarkable 45-year career Tuesday night after performing the final show of their annual Beacon Theatre residency in New York City.

The band announced last June that it was calling it quits following an earlier revelation that guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks would be exiting the band before year’s end.

The Allman Brothers Band was formed in 1969 by brothers Duane and Gregg Allman.

Fittingly, the band’s final performance ended long after midnight, early Wednesday, which marks the 43rd anniversary of Duane Allman’s death. He was killed in a motorcycle accident in Macon, Georgia, on October 29, 1971 at the age of 24.

According to jambase.com, Trucks use Duane’s famed 1957 Goldtop Les Paul several times during the show and the band opened with the late guitarist’s “Little Martha” instrumental. The group also performed a number of covers, including a version of The Carter Family tune “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” According to Jambase.com, the band had played that song at Duane’s funeral.

In addition to Duane on slide and lead guitar and Gregg on vocals and organ, the original lineup also included guitarist Dickey Betts, bassist Berry Oakley and drummers Butch Trucks and Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson. On November 11, 1972, Oakley crashed his motorcycle just three blocks where Duane Allman was killed. Oakley died at a hospital a short time later.

Of the original lineup, only Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks and Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson remain.

With Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allmans arguably defined Southern rock for the world, earning multiple gold and platinum albums along the way and earning induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

Here’s the set list from the band’s final show Tuesday, according to the website setlist.fm:

Set 1
“Little Martha”
“Mountain Jam”
“Don’t Want You No More” (The Spencer Davis Group cover)
“It’s Not My Cross to Bear”
“One Way Out” (Elmore James cover)
“Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl” (Sonny Boy Williamson cover)
“Midnight Rider”
“The High Cost of Low Living”
“Hot ‘Lanta”
“Blue Sky”
“You Don’t Love Me” (Willie Cobbs cover)

Set 2
“Statesboro Blues” (Blind Willie McTell cover)
“Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More”
“Black Hearted Woman”
“The Sky Is Crying” (Elmore James cover)
“Dreams”
“Don’t Keep Me Wonderin'”
“In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”

Set 3
“Melissa”
“Revival”
“Southbound”
“Mountain Jam”
“Will the Circle Be Unbroken” (The Carter Family cover)
“Mountain Jam” (reprise)

Encore:
“Whipping Post”

Encore 2:
“Trouble No More” (Muddy Waters cover)

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