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CHRONOLOGY PART 2: 1969

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Laura Nyro recording sessions at the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios.
The 31st Of February single 'In The Morning When I'm Real / Porcelain Mirrors' is released. (DETAILS)

Wilson Pickett's single 'In' Avventura / Amo Te (I'm In Love)' is released. (DETAILS)

Lou Johnson's album 'Sweet Southern Soul' is released. (DETAILS)

Miles Davis's compilation album 'Greatest Hits' is released. (DETAILS)
This album is mentioned by Duane in a December 10, 1970 interview with Jon Tiven (New Haven Rock Press). (READ)
1969

Early 1969: Delaney & Bonnie & Friends' album 'Accept No Substitute' is released. (NOTE)

R.B. Greaves' album 'R.B. Greaves' is released. (DETAILS)

Brook Benton's album 'Do Your Own Thing' is released. (DETAILS)

Clarence Carter's album 'Testifyin'' is released. (DETAILS)

Mavis Staples' album 'Mavis Staples' is released. (DETAILS)

The various artists album 'Boy Meets Girl' is released. (DETAILS)

Miles Davis's album 'In A Silent Way' is released. (DETAILS)
Solomon Burke's single 'That Lucky Old Sun / How Big A Fool (Can A Fool Be' is released. (NOTE)

James Carr's single 'To Love Somebody / These Ain't Raindrops' is released. (DETAILS)

Percy Sledge's single 'True Love Travels On A Gravel Road / Faithful And True' is released. (DETAILS)

The Sweet Inspirations' single 'Baci, Baci, Baci / Ehi Ragazzo (I Could Leave You Alone)' is released in Italy. (DETAILS)

Clarence Carter's single 'Take It Off Him (And Put It On Me) / The Few Troubles I've Had' is released. (DETAILS)

Billy Vera & Judy Clay's single 'Reaching For The Moon / Tell It Like It Is' is released. (DETAILS)


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January 1: Duane Allman writes in his diary: "This year I will be more thoughtful of my fellow man, exert more effort in each of my endeavors professionally as well as personally. Take love wherever I find it, and offer it to everyone who will take it. In this coming year I will seek knowledge from those wiser than me and try to teach those who wish to learn from me. I love being alive and I will be the best man I possibly can".
January 2: King Curtis recording session at American Sound Studios in Memphis, TN. (NOTE)
January 2: Duane drives from Daytona, FL back to Muscle Shoals, AL. (NOTE)
January 4 & 5: Clarence Carter recording sessions at Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. (NOTE)
January 5: Duane leaves for New York for the Aretha Franklin recording sessions. (NOTE)
January 6 (???): 'Soul Survivors' recording sessions at Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. (NOTE)
January 6: Donna Weiss recording sessions at Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City . (NOTE)
January 7-10: Aretha Franklin recording sessions at Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City. (NOTE)
January 10-11: Duane and Jimmy Johnson attend a Johnny Winter concert at the Fillmore East in New York.
January 11: Arthur Conley's 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' enters the Cash Box Top 100.
January 19: James Carr recording session at Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. (NOTE)
January 20 & 21: 'The Duck & The Bear' recording sessions at Bevis Studio in Muscle Shoals, AL. (NOTE)

Barry Goldberg's album '2 Jews Blues' is released. (DETAILS)

The Lovelles' single 'I'm Comin' Today / Pretending Dear' is released. (DETAILS)

Laura Lee's single 'Hang It Up / It's How You Make It Good' is released. (NOTE) (DETAILS)
Duane makes recordings for a solo album at Rick Hall's Fame Recording Studios in Muscle, AL. (NOTE) (DETAILS)
The 'Greg Allman And The Hour Glass' single 'I've Been Trying / Silently' is released. (NOTE)
JANUARY
1969
January 6: Clarence Carter recording session at Fame Recording Studios. (NOTE)
January 23, 27, 28 & 30: Gregg Allman recording sessions at the Liberty Recording Studios in Hollywood, CA.

January 17: Aretha Franklin's album 'Soul 69' is released. (NOTE) (DETAILS)

Albert King's album 'King Of The Blues Guitar' is released. (DETAILS)
Solomon Burke recording session at Fame Recording Studios.

Albert King's single 'The Hunter / As The Years Go Passing By' is released. (DETAILS)

The Soul Survivors' album 'Take Another Look' is released. (DETAILS)

Arthur Conley's album 'More Sweet Soul' is released. (DETAILS)

Wilson Pickett's album 'Hey Jude' is released. (NOTE) (DETAILS)

King Curtis' album 'Instant Groove' is released. (DETAILS)

The Bleus' single 'Mystery Smoke / Julianna's Gone' is released. (DETAILS)
February 4: Aretha Franklin's single 'The Weight / Tracks Of My Tears' is released.
February 15: Cash Box review of Arthur Conley's 'More Sweet Soul'.
February 16-18: King Curtis recording session at Fame Recording Studios. (NOTE)
February 17: Otis Rush recording session at Fame Recording Studios. (NOTE)
February 19: King Curtis recording session at Fame Recording Studios. (NOTE)
February 22: Aretha Franklin's 'The Weight' enters the Cash Box Top 100.
February 22: Jimmy Hughes recording session at Fame Recording Studio. Duane Allman is suspected to play on 3 tracks. (DETAILS)
February 24-28: The Sweet Inspirations recording sessions for the album 'Sweets For My Sweet' at Fame Recording Studios. (NOTE)
Otis Rush recording sessions at Fame Recording Studios. (NOTE)
Duane makes recordings for a solo album at Rick Hall's Fame Recording Studios in Muscle, AL. (NOTE) (DETAILS)
'The Duck & The Bear' recording session at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. (NOTE)
FEBRUARY
1969
February 7: Gregg Allman recording session at the Liberty Recording Studios in Hollywood, CA.
Crosby, Stills & Nash recording sessions for the album 'Crosby, Stills & Nash' at Wally Heider Studios in Los Angeles, CA.
King Curtis' single 'Games People Play / Foot Pattin' - Part 2' is released.
Arthur Conley's single 'Run On / Speak Her Name' is released.
Duane and Jaimoe go to Jacksonville, FL to start a band. Jaimoe stays at Butch Trucks'. (NOTE)
March 23: The Jacksonville jam. After the jam Duane calls brother Gregg in Los Angeles and asks him to join his new band. (NOTE)
March 26: Gregg arrives in Jacksonville, FL and the initial lineup of The Allman Brothers Band is together for the first time. (NOTE)
March 30: Concert of 'The Second Coming' (with Duane but without Gregg) at the Jacksonville Armory in Jacksonville, FL. (NOTE)
MARCH
1969

Cream's album 'Goodbye' is released.
Solomon Burke recording session at Fame Recording Studios.

Wilson Pickett's single 'Mini-Skirt Minnie / Back In Your Arms' is released. (DETAILS)
Stephen Stills and Dallas Taylor go to England and ask Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton to join 'Crosby, Stills & Nash'. Without success.....
March 18: 'Supershow' is recorded at the TV studios in Staines, Surrey, UK.

March 21: Jackie Lomax' album 'Is This What You Want' is released in the UK.
March 22: Rick Hall has to find a new studio rhythm section: 'The Swampers' Jimmy Johnson, Barry Beckett, Roger Hawkins and David Hood start on their own. (NOTE)
March 29: Mavis Staples recording session at the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL.(NOTE)

Percy Sledge's single 'Any Day Now / The Angels Listened In' is released. (DETAILS)

Clarence Carter's album 'The Dynamic Clarence Carter' is released. (DETAILS)

The Allman Brothers Band move from Jacksonville, FL to Macon, GA and first stayed at road manager Twiggs Lyndon's apartment at 309 College Street.

Later in 1969 Duane Allman moved to his own apartment at 1125 Bond Street, Macon, GA.
The Allman Brothers Band make demo recordings at Capricorn Recording Studios in Macon, GA. (DETAILS)
Wilson Pickett's single 'Born To Be Wild / Toe Hold' is released.
APRIL
1969

'The Swampers' Jimmy Johnson, Barry Beckett, Roger Hawkins and David Hood start their own studio 'Muscle Shoals Sound' at 3614 Jackson Highway in Sheffield (Muscle Shoals), Alabama. (NOTE)
April 16-17: Steve Cropper recording session for the album 'With A Little Help From My Friends'.
April 21-26 & April 30: Cher recording sessions at the new Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL.
April 23: King Curtis recording session at the Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City.
April 29: Mavis Staples recording session at the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. (NOTE)
Solomon Burke recording session in Muscle Shoals, AL.
Solomon Burke's single Proud Mary / What Am I Living For' is released. (NOTE)
Eddie Hinton becomes the session guitarist at the new 'Muscle Shoals Sound Studios', owned by Jimmy Johnson, Barry Beckett, Roger Hawkins and David Hood. (NOTE)

May 2: The first paid Allman Brothers Band concert in Macon, GA at the College Discoteque at 652 Mulberry Street. (NOTE)
May 3: Allman Brothers Band concert at the College Discoteque in Macon, GA.
May 4: The Allman Brothers Band concert at Central City Park in Macon, GA.
May 5-10: Recording sessions for Boz Scaggs at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios.
May 10: Duane's contract with Rick Hall's Fame Productions, Inc. and Fame Publishing Co., Inc. is sold to Atlantic Recording Corporation. (NOTE)
May 10: Wilson Pickett's 'Born To Be Wild' enters the Cash Box Top 100.
May 11 & 12: The Allman Brothers Band concerts at the Piedmont Music Festival in Atlanta, GA.

May 19: The Atlanta based underground newspaper 'The Great Speckled Bird' publishes a report about The Allman Brothers Band concert on Sunday May 11, 1969 at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, GA. (READ)
May 26: Aretha Franklin recording session at Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City. (NOTE)
May 27: Aretha Franklin recording session at Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City. (NOTE)
May 27: Percy Sledge recording session at Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City. (NOTE)
May 30 & 31: The Allman Brothers Band concerts at the Boston Tea Party in Boston, MA.
MAY
1969
May 2 & 13: Clarence Carter recording sessions at Fame Recording Studios.
May 5-6: Billy Preston recording sessions at the Trident Studios in London.
May 12: Billy Vera & Judy Clay recording session at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios.
May 14: Cher recording session at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios.

May 19: Jackie Lomax' album 'Is This What You Want' is released in the USA.

May 29: The album 'Crosby, Stills & Nash' is released.
Solomon Burke's single 'Proud Mary' enters the Cash Box Top 100.

Solomon Burke's album 'Proud Mary' is released. (DETAILS)
Johnny Winter, Jimi Hendrix, Stephen Stills (bass) & Dallas Taylor (drums) jam at the 'Scene' in New York City. (NOTE)
Buddy Miles, John Sebastian, Duane Hitchings, Stephen Stills & Jimi Hendrix (bass!) jam at the Record Plant. The recorded 'Woodstock'-jam is used for Timothy Leary's album 'You Can Be Anything This Time Around'. (NOTE)
Wilson Pickett recording sessions at Fame Recording Studios.
June 7: The Allman Brothers Band concert at The Hanger in Columbia, SC.

June 19-21: The Allman Brothers Band concerts at the Boston Tea Party in Boston, MA.
June 29: The Allman Brothers Band concert at the Jacksonville Armory in Jacksonville, FL.

Aretha Franklin's compilation album 'Aretha's Gold' is released. (NOTE) (DETAILS)

Percy Sledge's single 'Kind Woman / Woman Of The Night' is released. (DETAILS)
The Sweet Inspirations' single 'Sweets For My Sweet / Get A Little Order' is released. (NOTE)
JUNE
1969
June 7: The début concert of 'Blind Faith' in Hyde Park in London. It's a free concert. (NOTE)

June 20: Cher's album '3614 Jackson Highway' is released.  (DETAILS)

June 20: Arif Mardin's album 'Glass Onion' is released. (DETAILS)

June 20: Sonny & Cher's album 'Chastity: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack' is released. (DETAILS)

Wilson Pickett's single 'Hey Joe / Night Owl' is released. (DETAILS)
July 1: The Allman Brothers Band concert at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum in Knoxville, TN.
July 2: The Allman Brothers Band concert at the National Guard Armory in Auburn, AL.

July 28: A one-sided acetate containing the song 'Dimples' is manufactured by the Atlantic Recording Studios for non-commercial release. (DETAILS)

The Sweet Inspirations' album 'Sweets For My Sweet' is released. (DETAILS)

The Duck And The Bear's single 'Hand Jive / Goin' Up The Country' is released. (NOTE) (DETAILS)
Allman Brothers Band recording session (according to Mike Hyland and Mark Pucci in the liner notes of the 1975 Allman Brothers Band compilation album 'The Road Goes On Forever').
JULY
1969

July 2: 'Rolling Stones' guitarist Brian Jones dies.
July 5: 'The Rolling Stones' play a free concert at Hyde Park in London.
July 8: 'Sam & Dave' recording session at the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL.

July 10: Aretha Franklin's single 'Share Your Love With Me / Pledging My Love - The Clock' is released. (NOTE) (DETAILS)
July 11: 'Blind Faith' start their US tour. Support acts are a.o. 'Taste' (with Rory Gallagher) and 'Delaney & Bonnie & Friends'.
July 24: Arthur Conley recording session at the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios.
  JULY / AUGUST
1969

Sam & Dave's single 'Holdin' On / Ooh Ooh Ooh' is released. (DETAILS)
August 3-12: The Allman Brothers Band recording sessions at Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City.
August 4, 5, & 6: The Allman Brothers Band concerts at Ungano's in New York, NY.
August 16: Billboard review of Cher's single 'For What It's Worth / (Just Enough To Keep Me) Hangin' On'.
August 25: Galadrielle, the daughter of Duane Allman and Donna Roosman, is born.

Otis Rush' album 'Mourning In The Morning' is released. (NOTE) (DETAILS)
AUGUST
1969
Cher's single 'For What It's Worth / (Just Enough To Keep Me) Hangin' On' is released. (NOTE)

Arthur Conley's single 'Star Review / Love Sure Is A Powerful Thing' is released. (DETAILS)
'The Rolling Stones' make demo recordings at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios.
August 12: King Ccurtis recording session at Criteria Studios in Miami, FL.
August 14: R.B. Greaves recording session at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios.
August 15-18: Woodstock festival.

August 19: The Blind Faith album 'Blind Faith' is released.

August 22: Billy Preston's album 'That's The Way God Planned It' is released in the UK.
August 24: Blind Faith play their final concert in Honolulu, Hawaii.
August 24: King Ccurtis recording session at the Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City.
August 29: Wilson Pickett recording session at Criteria Studios in Miami, FL.
August 31: Delaney & Bonnie & Friends perform at the Texas International Pop Festival at the Dallas International Motor Speedway in Lewisville, TX.
Solomon Burke recording session in Muscle Shoals, AL.

R.B. Greaves' single 'Take A Letter Maria / Big Bad City' is released. (DETAILS)

Boz Scaggs' album 'Boz Scaggs' is released. (DETAILS)
September 6: The Allman Brothers Band concert at the Electric Zoo in St. Petersburg, FL.
September 10: Variety review of Boz Scaggs' album 'Boz Scaggs'.
September 16: The Allman Brothers Band concert at the Mercer University in Macon, GA.
September 21: The Allman Brothers Band concert at the Piedmont Music Festival in Atlanta, GA.
September 27: The Allman Brothers Band concert at the Piedmont Music Festival in Atlanta, GA.
Johnny Jenkins recording sessions at Capricorn Sound Studios in Macon, GA. (NOTE)
Allman Brothers Band recording sessions at the Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City.
Ronnie Hawkins and Coleman-Hinton recording sessions at the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. (NOTE)
SEPTEMBER
1969
September 1: Delaney & Bonnie & Friends perform at the Texas International Pop Festival at the Dallas International Motor Speedway in Lewisville, TX.

September 10: Billy Preston's album 'That's The Way God Planned It' is released in the USA.
September 10: Lulu recording session without Duane at the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. (NOTE)
September 13: A concert of 'The Plastic Ono Band' at the Varsity Stadium in Toronto is recorded.
September 24: Clarence Carter recording session at Fame Recording Studios.
September 25: Plastic Ono Band recording session at the Abbey Road Studios in London.

September 26: The Beatles' album 'Abbey Road' is released in the UK.
September 28: Plastic Ono Band recording session at the Trident Studios in London.
Percy Sledge recording sessions.
Joe Cocker recording session for the album 'Joe Cocker!' at the A & M Studios in Hollywood, CA.
Recording sessions for the Delaney & Bonnie & Friends' album 'D & B Together' at the A & M Studios in Hollywood, CA. (NOTE)

Clarence Reid's album 'Dancin' With Nobody But You Babe' is released. (DETAILS)
October 2: Duane does overdubs on the Lulu recordings from September 10, 1969 at the Criteria Studios in Miami, FL. (NOTE)
October 3: Aretha Franklin recording session at the Criteria Studios in Miami, FL. (NOTE)

October 17, 18 & 19: The Allman Brothers Band concerts at the Piedmont Music Festival in Atlanta, GA.
October 23: Aretha Franklin's single 'Eleanor Rigby / It Ain't Fair' is released.
October 26: The Allman Brothers Band concert at the Boston Common in Boston, MA.
OCTOBER
1969

October 1: The Beatles' album 'Abbey Road' is released in the USA.
October 3: King Curtis recording session at the Juggy Sound Studios in New York City.
October 9: Aretha Franklin recording session at Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City.
October 27: Wilson Pickett recording session at Criteria Studios in Miami, FL.
November 1: The Allman Brothers Band concert at the City Auditorium in Macon, GA.

November 8: The first Allman Brothers Band album 'The Allman Brothers Band' is released. (DETAILS)
Atlantic Records assigns numbers to the Delaney & Bonnie mastertapes they bought from Elektra Records. (NOTE)
November 14: The Allman Brothers Band concert at the Boston Common in Boston, MA.
November 17 & 21: Recording sessions for John Hammond's album 'Southern Fried' at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. (NOTE)

November 22 & 23: The Allman Brothers Band concerts Duke Tire Co. in Atlanta, GA.
The Allman Brothers Band single 'Black Hearted Woman / Every Hungry Woman' is released.
Johnny Jenkins' single 'I Walk On Gilded Splinters' is released.
NOVEMBER
1969
November 10: Delaney & Bonnie & Friends arrive in London, UK. (NOTE)
November 14: The movie 'Supershow' is premiered at The Lyceum in London.
November 19: Wilson Pickett recording session at Criteria Studios in Miami, FL.
November 26-29: German tour of Delaney & Bonnie & Friends.
Recording sessions for Doris Troy's album 'Doris Troy'. (NOTE)
Jim Gordon succeeds Jim Keltner as the drummer for Delaney & Bonnie & Friends.
Delaney & Bonnie & Friends' single 'Comin' Home / Groupie (Superstar)' is released in the UK. (NOTE)
Doris Duke recording session at the Capricorn Studios in Macon, GA. (NOTE)
'Eric Quincy Tate demo recording session at the Capricorn Studios in Macon, GA. (NOTE)
LATE
1969
 

December 4, 5 & 6: The Allman Brothers Band concerts at the Boston Tea Party in Boston, MA.
December 9, 10 & 11: The Allman Brothers Band concerts at Ungano's in New York, NY.
December 12 & 13: The Allman Brothers Band concerts at the Woodrose Ballroom in S. Deerfield, MA.
December 14: The Allman Brothers Band concert at the Mass Student Union Ballroom in Amherst, MA.

December 26, 27 & 28: The Allman Brothers Band concerts at the Fillmore East in New York, NY.
December 31: The Allman Brothers Band concert at UNC Charlotte Cafetaria in Charlotte, NC.
John Hammond's single 'Shake For Me / I'm Tore Down' is released.
Lulu's single 'Oh Me Oh My (I'm A Fool For You Baby) / Sweep Around Your Own Back Door' is released. (NOTE)

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After visiting Ronnie Hawkins in Canada, John Lennon records two radio spots to promote Ronnie's single 'Down In The Alley'. Ronnie calls Duane who can't remember he played on these songs. (NOTE)

Doris Duke's album 'I'm A Loser' is released. (DETAILS)

Johnny Jenkins' single 'The Voodoo In You / Backside Blues' is released in France and the UK. (DETAILS)
DECEMBER
1969
December 1-7: Delaney & Bonnie & Friends UK tour. (NOTE)
December 2: George Harrison joins the Delaney & Bonnie & Friends tour and gives his 1969 Fender Rosewood Telecaster guitar to Delaney Bramlett. (NOTE)
December 2-4: Rolling Stones recording sessions at the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios with Jimmy Johnson as recording engineer.

December 5: The Rolling Stones album 'Let It Bleed' is released in the UK.
December 6: A Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont Speedway in Livermore, CA is videotaped.
December 7: A Delaney & Bonnie & Friends concert in Croydon, UK is recorded.
December 8-12: Scandinavian tour of Delaney & Bonnie & Friends. (NOTE)
December 9-11: Herbie Mann recording sessions at the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios.

December 12: The Plastic Ono Band's album 'Live Peace In Toronto' is released.
December 12: George Harrison's song 'My Sweet Lord' is born during a Delaney & Bonnie & Friends rehearsal in Copenhagen. (NOTE)
December 15: The 'Peace For Christmas' concert at The Lyceum in London is recorded.

Joe Cocker's album 'Joe Cocker!' is released.
Doris Duke's single 'To The Other Woman (I'm The Other Woman) / I Don't Care Anymore' is released.
Arthur Conley recording sessions at the Capricorn Recording Studios in Macon, GA.

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