One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band

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Macmillan, Feb 18, 2014 - Biography & Autobiography - 464 pages
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A New York Times Best seller

One Way Out is the powerful biography of The Allman Brothers Band, an oral history written with the band's participation and filled with original, never-before-published interviews as well as personal letters and correspondence. This is the most in-depth look at a legendary American rock band that has meant so much to so many for so long.

For twenty-five years, Alan Paul has covered and written about The Allman Brothers Band, conducting hundreds of interviews, riding the buses with them, attending rehearsals and countless shows. He has interviewed every living band member for this book as well as managers, roadies, and contemporaries, including: Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Jaimoe, Butch Trucks, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Oteil Burbridge, the late Allen Woody, Jimmy Herring, Eric Clapton, Bob Weir, and many others.

Tracking the band's career from their 1969 formation to today, One Way Out is filled with musical and cultural insights, riveting tales of sometimes violent personality conflicts and betrayals, drug and alcohol use, murder allegations and exoneration, tragic early deaths, road stories, and much more, including the most in-depth look at the acrimonious 2000 parting with founding guitarist Dickey Betts and behind-the-scenes information on the recording of At Fillmore East, Layla, Eat A Peach, Brothers and Sisters, and other classic albums.


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Review: One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band

User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

Great book - a must read for any Allman Brothers fan. It really comes across as an insiders story and not something that was researched and reported by an outsider. I am looking forward to reading the new chapter when the paperback version is published. Read full review

Review: One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band

User Review  - Rick Dressler - Goodreads

Similar in format to the book about Jimmy Page, this book tells the story of the ABB in the words of those who were there, taken from many different interviews. An easy, fun read about the band and ... Read full review



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About the author (2014)

ALAN PAUL is a senior writer for Guitar World magazine and has interviewed the Allman Brothers Band hundreds of times. No one has written more frequently about the band, and his work has earned the praise of Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes, Butch Trucks, and other band members. He is the author of Big in China, and his work has also appeared inThe New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, the Wall Street Journal,Entertainment Weekly, People, and among others.

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