Skydog: The Duane Allman Story

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Backbeat Books, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 316 pages
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The true story of legendary guitarist Duane Allman: his childhood and musical awakening; his struggling first bands; his hard-won mastery of the slide guitar; his emergence as an A-list studio musician; his creation of the Allman Brothers Band; his tragic death at age 24, and his thriving musical legacy. Author Randy Poe taps the people who knew Duane best--along the way chronicling the tumultuous era that shaped Allman and his music, and that he in turn transformed. Includes a comprehensive discography of Duane Allman's work with his own bands and on other artists' recordings, a meticulously researched roundup of his studio and stage instruments, and a look at the continuing lives and careers of Allman's friends and band mates.--From publisher description.

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Review: Skydog - The Duane Allman Story

User Review  - Parreads - Goodreads

Excellent! Duane Allman was a genius and a brilliant hardworking guitarist. Since he was already dead by the time I became a fan in 1972 I always felt I "missed out". Now I feel like I have caught up ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jacob Folker - Goodreads

I recommend this book for serious music fans, but let it be known that Billy Gibbons did not write this book, only the foreword. Randy Poe is the author. Gibbons isn't qualified to carry Duane's guitar case let alone write an entire book about him. Poe should have been listed first. Read full review

About the author (2008)

Raised in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Grammy nominee Randy Poe is a former executive director of the Songwriters' Hall of Fame. President of Leiber & Stoller Music Publishing since 1985, Poe is the author of two other books, dozens of articles for various music magazines, and the linear notes to over 100 albums

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