Today's special An Artist Is Born birthday shoutout goes out in remembrance of DUANE ALLMAN (1946). A singer, guitarist and songwriter, Allman is best known as a co-founding member and former leader of THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND. Considered to be one of the greatest guitarists of all time, he is recognized in particular for his slide guitar playing and improvisation skills. Additionally, he was a prolific session musician who played on releases from Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, and Derek and the Dominos. Unfortunately, Allman passed away in a motorcycle accident back in 1971.
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