Skydog

Skydog

The Duane Allman Story

Book - 2008
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(Book). Now in paperback revised and expanded, with a new afterword by the author this is the definitive biography of Duane Allman, one of the most revered guitarists of his generation. Skydog reveals the complete story of the legendary guitarist: his childhood and musical awakening; his struggling first bands; his hard-won mastery of the slide guitar; his emergence as a successful session musician; his creation of the Allman Brothers Band; his tragic death at age 24; and his thriving musical legacy.
Publisher: New York : Backbeat Books, 2008.
Edition: Rev. pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780879309398
0879309393
Characteristics: x, 316 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Sep 29, 2012

Duane allman was a real contradiction. On the one hand he appears to have been somewhat of a lowlife. Wild and crazy: taking icredible chances with his health and life. But then you look at his approach to his chosen profession: playing the guitar. The work ethic and the success he had doing it. He wanted to be the best and in his short life he came close to being just that.Maybe to play the blues you have to pay the dues. What an interesting and tragic figure. Any book on this guy is worth reading.

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