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DUANE ALLMAN
 
 

Duane Allman was an American, lead guitarist of the southern rock group The Allman Brothers Band, and session musician. Allman is best remembered for his brief but influential tenure in the band he helped co-found, as well as his slide guitar and improvisational skills.

Alongside of his work with The Allman Brothers Band, Allman was an established session musician performing with many artists including: King Curtis, Aretha Franklin, Boz Scaggs, and Herbie Mann. He also had a major role on the 1970 album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek and the Dominos . In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine named Allman as number two on their list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.

His career was tragically cut short by a motorcycle accident in 1971.