Counterculture

Lazy Afternoon Reruns: “The Allman Brothers at Atlanta Pop, 1970”

It was forty-six years ago today that the Allman Brothers Band played the second of two live sets at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival— they opened the festival on July 3 and closed it on July 5. Though the recording wasn’t released until 2003, the shows at Atlanta Pop predate the Fillmore East live show and gives us another example of the band at its peak, before the deaths of Duane Allman in October 1971 and Berry Oakley in November 1972. (The Fillmore East concert was about three months after Atlanta Pop, on September 23, 1970.)

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