Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by g8orbill, May 13, 2017.
Great live version!
About a year before forming The Allman Brothers Band, 22-year-old Duane Allman had been hired by producer Rick Hall as a session musician at the now-legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and he was there when Wilson Pickett showed up unexpectedly in November 1968.
As Allman biographer Randy Poe writes in his book Skydog: The Duane Allman Story...
“Pickett came into the studio,” says Rick Hall, “and I said, ‘We don’t have anything to cut.’ We didn’t have a song. So Duane said, ‘Why don’t we cut “Hey Jude”?’ I said, ‘That’s the most preposterous thing I ever heard. It’s insanity. We’re gonna cover the Beatles? That’s crazy!’ And Pickett said, ‘No, we’re not gonna do it.’ I said, ‘Their single is gonna be number one. I mean, this is the biggest group in the world!’ And Duane said, ‘That’s exactly why we should do it — because it will be number one and the Beatles are so big. The fact that we would cut the song with a black artist will get so much attention, it’ll be an automatic smash.’ That made all the sense in the world to me. So I said, ‘Well, okay. Let’s do it.'"
Not listening to it now but really looking forward to hearing it at 7:35 pm next Saturday evening
^ a friend of mine was in the audience for that Thunderstruck video made in London. He lives in Florida now. He was a photographer for Brian Johnson's race team.
on this day, Aug. 27, 1990
Stevie woke from what he described as a "horrible nightmare" and shared his dream with his bandmates. He recalled being present at his own funeral and witnessing thousands of mourners attending in his memory. Just a short 20 hours later, Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed in a helicopter crash.
Bassist Tommy Shannon still plays, you can catch him at Antone's in Austin, Tx.
Drummer Chris Layton has recently toured with the Kenny Wayne Shepherd band
Keyboard master Reese Wynans tours with Joe Bonamassa
Happy 65th birthday Alex Lifeson