Monthly Archives: September 2010

Young Duane Allman: The Floyd Miles Interview

Teenaged Duane Allman began playing guitar while growing up in Daytona Beach, Florida. In previous articles, his pals Jim Shepley and Bob Greenlee describe how they’d get together to share what they knew on guitar, to party, ride motorcycles, and play in Bob Greenlee’s band at the Pier. That band, the all-white Houserockers, backed a group of four African-American singers called the Untils. When I interviewed Bob Greenlee, he suggested I talk to one of those lead singers, Floyd Miles, who was still living in Daytona Beach. Our conversation, which took place on May 18, 1982, reveals a few more details about what Duane was like years before the Allman Brothers became the “best damned band in the land.” Continue reading