The band, roadies and others lived together and created wonderful music, shaping their sound, from 1969 to 1973 in a beautiful Tudor-style mansion on Vineville Avenue in Macon. Very sadly, Macon is also the city where two members, Duane Allman and Berry Oakley, died in separate motorcycle accidents, three blocks from each other, a year apart. After the visit to the museum I tried to find their graves at Rose Hill Cemetery, but without a map or inftructions, it wasn't to be found. The cemetery was a very interesting place to visit anyway, however.
Years later, the house was renovated in order to become a museum to honor the band. The following are just a few of the many pictures that I took during my visit:
|Gregg Allman's organ|
|Duane Allman's gold guitar and shirt|
Duane participated on Eric Clapton's Layla album, pictured
|Butch Trucks' drum kit|
|Dickey Betts' guitar|
|Current member, Derek Trucks' guitar|
Derek, Butch Trucks' nephew, replaced Dickey Betts
|I had a chance to try out a guitar in the Museum|
|Upstairs, Duane Allman's bedroom|
His jeans jacket was on a hook and I tried it on!
Standing on the stairs and looking down at the front door.
And The Road Goes On Forever