The Allman Brothers Band

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

Inducted in: 1995

Inducted by: Willie Nelson

Nominated in: 1995

First Eligible: 1995 Ceremony

Inducted Members: Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Jai "Jaimoe" Johanny Johanson, Berry Oakley and Butch Trucks

Snubbed Members: David Goldflies, Chuck Leavell, Lamar Williams, Warren Haynes, Allen Woody

Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1995 (ranked #80) .

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
The Allman Brothers Band (1969)
At Fillmore East (1971)
Idlewild South (1971)
Eat a Peach (1972)
Brothers and Sisters (1973)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Whipping Post (1969)
Midnight Rider (1970)
Blue Sky (1972)
Ramblin' Man (1973)
Jessica (1973)

The Allman Brothers Band @ Wikipedia

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19 comments so far (post your own)

How is it that they got inducted back in '95? So many more deserving artists have yet to be inducted and the Allmans got inducted in '95! Don't get me wrong me I love them but still...

Posted by Lesbian on Monday, 10.13.08 @ 13:03pm

Don't know Lesbian...Good question though

Posted by Alfonso on Monday, 10.13.08 @ 13:20pm

Probably because they are one of the most important American rock bands in history and put out greater music than most artists who were also eligible at the time. Duane Allman is commonly mentioned among the all-time greatest guitarists and Gregg Allman's voice is truly unique. I'm all for opinions and respect yours, but it's my opinion that the Allmans are a bit underappreciated in terms of their contributions to rock music.

Posted by Drew on Wednesday, 09.16.09 @ 13:47pm

Yeah, Drew's on the money here. The Allman's are one of the all-time greats- by that I mean GREAT in the truest sense of the word. There might not be ten bands that deserve the honor more than these boys. Duane couldn't have waited another year to get in. He is arguably the best guitarist ever, between songs like Whipping Post, Midnight Rider, and his collaboration on Layla w/Clapton. Gregg is one of the great singers as well.

Posted by Chris on Sunday, 12.6.09 @ 23:31pm

I'll use a quote from Bill Graham about the Allman's the last night of the famed Fillmore East: Ďand now we close with the best of them allí to argue for the Allman's being first ballot inductees.

Sure, they were only at the top of their game for three years...but oh, what a three years it was.

Posted by Brian on Friday, 06.3.11 @ 11:30am

Derek Trucks better get in there sometime

Posted by spence on Friday, 05.11.12 @ 00:03am

Hey Allman Brothers I just finished Gregg Allman,s book my cross to bear recently and it is quite the read he was defintely honest throughout the whole book I highly recommend it I have already heard it will be made into a movie as well.

Posted by DL on Thursday, 09.12.13 @ 14:52pm


Posted by BOB on Saturday, 05.31.14 @ 23:13pm

Rock and Roll Jepordy Question:

If The Allman Brothers and Led Zeppelin did a song together what would they call it?

Posted by Karl Singleton on Thursday, 07.17.14 @ 22:42pm

The Allman Brothers Band is quite possibly the greatest band ever. They deserved induction in their first year. The only sad thing is that some of their other members, such as Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes, were not inducted with them.

Posted by Ace Duncan on Wednesday, 09.24.14 @ 14:05pm

Rock and Roll Jepordy Answer:

"Ramble On With A Ramblin' Man"

Posted by Karl Singleton on Saturday, 11.29.14 @ 22:02pm

The Hall recognizes those who made somekind of change in music. It was THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND who created southern rock and sold out the Atlanta Stadium [52,000] by themselves. Uhhh....2000 more than the Beatles drew.

Posted by BillGold on Friday, 02.27.15 @ 04:37am

Don't know why I'm commenting here, but I just heard the song "Midnight Rider" again. Even after I've heard it a million times already, it's still a great song.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Monday, 01.23.17 @ 16:17pm

RIP Butch Trucks

Posted by Gassman on Wednesday, 01.25.17 @ 15:12pm

Peaceful journeys to Gregg Allman

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 05.27.17 @ 16:07pm

Wow, first Butch Trucks, then...

Rest in Peace Gregg Allman, 1947-2017.

Posted by Joe on Saturday, 05.27.17 @ 16:14pm

RIP to the late great Gregg Allman. I had the pleasure to see Allman live last summer when he toured with Peter Frampton. Allman performed many songs that night including 'Midnight Rider,' 'I'm No Angel,' 'Ain't Wastin' Time No More,' 'Black Hearted Woman' and 'Whipping Post.' An amazing set and he sounded great. I make it a point to see older musicians because you just don't know what could happen to them. I'm glad I did see him because he postponed shows due to his worsening health that resulted in a trip to the Mayo clinic. He was one of the truly great rock musicians and had such a distinctive and powerful voice. This is a major blow to the rock world.

Posted by Nick on Sunday, 05.28.17 @ 13:26pm

I am a bit overdue for a tribute to Gregg Allman, so here goes:

It doesn't take a genius, one who appreciates all music, of any level to know the impact Gregg Allman and his brother Duane had on rock history. People will say without the Allman Brothers, there would be no Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker Band, or Charlie Daniels. Who knows. Or maybe somebody else would have paved the way to popularize what is known today as Southern-style rock. What about some of the non-Southern rock bands that were also during that era? I'm sure they are crediting Allman some way or another. They deservedly got in their first year of eligibility. Speaking of which...

I have read parts, or bits and pieces of his memoir which came out a few years back. He does start with one of his most embarrassing moments, which was accepting Rock Hall honors on stage, all piss drunk. Luckily, that was his wake-up call. Gregg still performed like there was no tomorrow. My favorite blogger Bob Lefsetz (who always wrote positively about Allman) said of Gregg a couple years back, that Gregg 'was a musician who's a Southern gentleman, with a soft-spoken voice, but with a brain working overtime...". His mind knew what to deliver but not his body.

I never saw Gregg live, and wasn't high on my priority list. I knew he wasn't going to last forever, either. Not to get into my personal taste, but I never really got into the Allman Brothers music. I do like some Southern classic rock, and jam music if I ever get in the mood, but for some reason, it just never clicked. I always thought "Ramblin' Man" and "One Way Out" were over played, especially on TV and movies. But "Midnight Rider" is a favorite chill song of mine and "Whipping Post" is one I consider a classic.

It always seems that Gregg lived a dream rock star life. I mean, he had a high-profile marriage at one time, and when you're a pioneer, most of the time you live to see credit given to you, or so it seems. But I know, that Gregg had his share of fame and fortune, struggles and everything. He knew what it was like to have everything (as in money), to being broke. He did live to tell it all.

No matter, Gregg made more than his mark in rock history, and he gets to rest now, finally.

Posted by Jason Voigt on Tuesday, 05.30.17 @ 15:24pm

Talk about a double shot in the nuts, losing both Greg Allan and Chris Cornell. I saw Soundgarden back in 2012 during their first tour back on the road since the 90's and it was a great show. Not seeing The Allman Brothers is one of my biggest regrets. Their first 5 albums are masterpieces. Both will be greatly missed.

Posted by Gassman on Monday, 06.5.17 @ 14:41pm

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