Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Allman Brothers Band

Another rock group suggested for representation on our Centennial Class 40th Reunion CD is the Allman Brothers Band.

Checking their web site, I can find at least three concert listings for them in Nashville while we were in school. One was Friday, October 30, 1970 with an campus concert at Vanderbilt. This was our sophomore year. Given the date was it Homecoming? Anybody remember this concert?

The Allman Brothers also came to town a year later on December 10, 1971 at Municipal Auditorium downtown (it's still open and hosting shows) and on July 28, 1972 when the group played at the  Fairgrounds Speedway (which is also still open, although this must have been an outdoor concert).

One of the songs reccomended for the CD is "Whipping Post", a song first recorded on the Allman's first album in 1969. A longer version, done in 1970 gained more popularity. In fact, it made the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's list of 500 Songs That Shaped Rock & Roll and ROLLING STONE Magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Here's the song, courtesy of YouTube. This is from a live performance so watch the crowd shots early on.  It will tske you back to the day.....


Two other Allman Brothers songs suggested for the CD are "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" and "Melissa." Here they are both in live concert venues......

 (Elizabeth Reed)


If you have any new suggestions for music we need to include on the CD, send me an e-mail or leave a message here on the blog or on the Class Facebook page.

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