The Allman Brothers Band Quiz


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The Allman Brothers Band is the granddaddy of all Southern rock jam bands. Let's go back in time and test your knowledge of the almighty Allmans.

How many actual Allman brothers were in The Allman Brothers Band?

Duane and Gregg were the Allman Brothers.


Where did the Allman Brothers form?

The band came together in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1969.


What town became their headquarters?

Later in 1969, the band set up shop in Macon.


Which city was the site of the band's big 1971 live album?

"At Fillmore East" was recorded at that venue in New York City.


How did Duane Allman and bassist Berry Oakley die?

Both Allman and Oakley were killed in motorcycle accidents, about a year — and a few blocks — apart.


Duane Allman and Berry Oakley are buried next to each other in this Macon, Georgia, cemetery.

The two graves in Rose Hill Cemetery are still a major tourist draw.


How old was Duane when he died?

Duane was already a legendary guitarist when he died at age 24.


When did The Allman Brothers Band first break up?

The band broke up for the first time in 1976 and then again in 1982.


When did the band get back together for good?

They officially re-formed in 1989 and stuck around until playing their final show in 2014.


Where was that final show?

The last show was at the Beacon Theatre in New York, where the band had played a month-long stand for years.


When was The Allman Brothers Band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

They made it into the Hall in 1995, along with Neil Young, Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin.


Where did Duane and Gregg Allman start playing music as teenagers?

The brothers grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, but lived in Daytona Beach as teens.


This band was NOT one of the early incarnations of the band that would become The Allman Brothers Band.

Yes, "Allman Joys" is a real one. "Scarecrow Boat" is not.


The band is unique in having a regular lineup of two lead guitarists and two ...

Not many other bands have two drummers.


What was the name of the band's longtime label in Macon, Georgia?

Capricorn Records was the go-to label for Southern bands in the '60s and '70s.


The Allman Brothers band opened for this band in its first show outside the South.

The band opened for Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground in May 1969.


Where was that show?

The show was at the Boston Tea Party venue in … Boston.


The band tended to live and hang out in communal homes around Macon, Georgia. This was NOT one of them.

"Mockingbird Acres" is totally made up.


Before the band formed, Duane Allman was a session guitarist at these studios.

Allman made a name for himself as a guitarist at the famed FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.


What was Duane Allman's nickname?

He was reportedly called "Skyman" at FAME Studios, which morphed into "Skydog."


Duane Allman and this famous guitarist became "instant soulmates" upon meeting.

Allman and Clapton had an immediate bond.


Eric Clapton asked Duane Allman to join this band.

Allman played on many Derek and the Dominos tracks, including "Layla," but he chose to stick with his own band.


What was The Allman Brothers Band's biggest hit?

"Ramblin' Man" made it to No. 2 in 1973.


This singer once lived with Gregg Allman at a crash pad in Los Angeles.

Before joining the band, Allman lived in Los Angeles, sometimes at a house where Jackson Browne also occasionally lived.


Gregg Allman was briefly married to this singer in the '70s.

Allman and Cher had one son, Elijah Blue Allman.


How did Gregg Allman avoid the Vietnam draft?

The Allman brothers had a "foot shooting party" for Gregg in 1965. It did the trick.


When did The Allman Brothers Band play Woodstock?

The band was just forming at the time of the original Woodstock in 1969, but they made it in 1994.


The band played a legendary three-hour set at this festival in 1973.

The Summer Jam at Watkins Glen attracted an estimated 600,000 people.


What were the other bands at the festival?

The Grateful Dead played a five-hour set and The Band played for two hours.


This is NOT the name of an Allmans offshoot band.

They're all names of Allman side projects, except "Wheelhouse."


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