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Duane Allman: The life and legacy of a southern man

Duane Allman is justly lauded for his work with his Brothers, but there’s more to the legacy of the doomed guitarist than At Fillmore East.

At Fillmore East might be his most cherished legacy, but it was the seven notes Duane Allman contributed to the opening salvo of Eric Clapton’s Layla that made the young guitarist a rock icon. As it turned out, Duane played on much of 1970’s Derek & The Dominos album Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs, but it’s his timeless guitar riff and slide playing on the title track that’s most memorable.

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