Monthly Archives: February 2011

John Hammond Remembers His Friend Duane Allman

During my 1981 interview with Gregg Allman, I asked him to name his brother Duane’s best friends toward the end of his life. The first person Gregg mentioned?  “John Hammond. He’s a beautiful man.” Duane Allman and John Hammond first met in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, in the spring of 1969, after John came there to record his Southern Fried album with the renowned Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. Continue reading