Inductees: Duane Allman (guitar; born November 20, 1946, died October 29, 1971), Gregg Allman (vocals, organ, piano; born December 8, 1947), Dickey Betts (guitar, vocals; born December 12, 1943), Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson (drums; born July 8, 1944), Barry Oakley (bass; born April 4, 1948, died November 11, 1972), Butch Trucks (drums; born May 11, 1947) As the principal architects of Southern rock, the Allman Brothers Band forged this new musical offshoot from elements of blues, jazz, soul, R&B and rock and roll. Along with the Grateful Dead and Cream, they helped advance rock as a medium for improvisation. Guitarists Duane Allman and Dickey Betts combined with the soulful vocals and organ playing of Gregg Allman and a driving 2 drummer rhythm section to become a blues rocking powerhouse.
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