DUANE ALLMAN

 

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CHRONOLOGY PART 1: 1946-1968

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1946    
    NOVEMBER 1946
 

November 20:
Howard Duane Allman is born at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN.

     
1947    
    DECEMBER 1947
  December 8:
Gregory LeNoir Allman is born at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN.
     
1949    
    DECEMBER 1949




The Nashville Tennessean
December 28, 1949
pages 1 & 2


Virginian-Pilot
December 27, 1949


Virginian-Pilot
December 28, 1949


The Nashville Tennessean
January 1, 1950
page 15-B


The Nashville Tennessean
April 17, 1951
page 4


Winchester Evening Star
August 25, 1951
page 2


Virginian-Pilot
October 13, 1951


Decatur Herald
October 15, 1951
page 7

December 26: Duane's and Gregg's father, Willis Turner Allman, is murdered by a casual acquaintance, named Buddy Green, whom he had offered a ride home from a bar.
     
1950    
    FEBRUARY 1950
  February 26: Donna Roosmann is born in St. Louis, MO.
On August 25, 1969 she gave birth to Duane's daughter Galadrielle.
     
1955    
    FALL 1955
Duane and Gregg are send to Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, TN. (NOTE)
     
1957    
    FEBRUARY 1957
Duane and Gregg are taken out of Castle Heights Military Academy (NOTE) and the Allman family move from Nashville, TN to 100 Van Avenue in Daytona Beach, FL. (NOTE)
     
1958    
     
Miles Davis's compilation album 'Jazz Track' is released. (DETAILS)
This album is mentioned by Duane in a December 10, 1970 interview with Jon Tiven (New Haven Rock Press). (READ)
     
1959    
    AUGUST 1959
  August 17: Miles Davis's album 'Kind Of Blue' is released. This album is probably Duane's biggest inspiration. (DETAILS)
This album is mentioned by Duane in a December 10, 1970 interview with Jon Tiven (New Haven Rock Press). (READ)
     
1960    
    SEPTEMBER 1960
  September 10: Gregg buys his first acoustic Sears Silvertone guitar. (NOTE)
    NOVEMBER 1960
    November 20: Duane gets a blue Harley-Davidson 165 motorcycle as a present from his mother for his 14th birthday. (NOTE)
    CHRISTMAS 1960
    Duane gets his first acoustic guitar for Christmas. (NOTE)
     
1961    
     
    Duane & Gregg perform as 'The Kings' in Daytona Beach, FL. (NOTE)
    Duane & Gregg start their first band 'The Uniques' in Daytona Beach, FL. (NOTE)
    Duane & Gregg play at Y-Teen dances at the YMCA. It is possible that they used 'The Y-Teens' as the band name. (NOTE)
    JULY 1961
  In a letter to his friend Larry Beck, Duane writes that he has bought a red Gibson electric guitar.
After Duane drove his Harley-Davidson 165 motorcycle into the ground, he sold it for spare parts and with that money he bought the Gibson Les Paul Junior
. (NOTE)
    FALL 1961

 
Alan Shaw interview
WFDU 89.1 FM
June 17, 2019:
 
For the second time Duane is send to Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, TN. Gregg follows him in 1962.
At Castle Heights the band 'The Misfits' is formed. (NOTE)

Alan Shaw, who met Duane at Castle Heights in September 1961, was the drummer for 'The Misfits' in 1961-1962. He talked about it in the 'Blues, Soul & Southern Rock and Roll' radio show on WFDU 89.1 FM / WFDU.FM during the June 17, 2019 interview with Scott Cantor.

Alan has also put his story on paper. You can read it here: (READ)
     
1962    
    FALL 1962
    Gregg Allman arrives at Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, TN and joins 'The Shufflers'.
1963    
     
    Duane & Gregg play in 'The Shufflers'. (NOTE)
    Duane & Gregg play occasionally in 'The House Rockers', backing up the vocal group 'The Untils'. (NOTE)
    Duane & Gregg play occasionally in the 'Lindsey Morris Trio / Lindsey Morris Band'. (NOTE)
    MAY 1963

Billboard
May 11, 1963
page 26
Lonnie Mack's single 'Memphis / Down In The Dumps' is released. (NOTE)
    FALL 1963
    An other version of 'The Misfits' is formed at Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, TN with Duane and Gregg Allman, Mike Johnstone, Dave Johnson and Howard Smith. (NOTE)
    DECEMBER 1963
    Duane Allman got kicked out of Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, TN. (NOTE)
Gregg stays at Castle Heights Military Academy until Spring 1964 and plays in another version of 'The Misfits' (without Duane).
     
1964    
     
  Duane & Gregg play in 'The Escorts'. (NOTE)
    Summer 1964: The band '5 Men-Its' is founded, consisting of: Charlie Campbell - Sax, Johnny Sandlin - Drums, Paul Hornsby - Guitar, Paul Ballenger - Keyboards & Vocals and Fred Styles - Bass. (NOTE)
    SEPTEMBER 1964
    Duane plays in 'Sweet William & The Stereos' from September until sometime in winter. (NOTE)
     
1965    
     
  Tony 'Little Sun' Glover's book "Blues Harp - An Instruction Method For Playing The Blues Harmonica" is published by Oak Publications.
In 1972 Tony Glover wrote the liner notes for the compilation LP 'Duane Allman - An Anthology".
    JANUARY 1965


Billboard
February 27, 1965
page 31


B.B. King's album 'Live At The Regal' is released.
The release is listed in the 'New Album Releases' section on page 36 of the January 30, 1965 issue of Billboard.
The medley of tracks 2, 3 & 4 ("
Sweet Little Angel", "It's My Own Fault" and "How Blue Can You Get" was probably the inspiration for 'Hour Glass' to record their own "B.B. King Medley" on April 22, 1968 at Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. (DETAILS)

    SPRING1965
  'The Escorts' make recordings at Lee Hazen's cottage studio in Ormond Beach, FL. (NOTE)
    APRIL 1965

L to R:
Van Harrison,
Tommy Ruger ('The Nightcrawlers'),
Gregg Allman (with sunglasses),
Duane Allman, Maynard Portwood

L to R:
Gregg Allman, Van Harrison,
Duane Allman
Maynard Portwood (drums)
is out of view
April 17: 'The Escorts' and 'The Nightcrawlers' play as supporting acts at a 'Beach Boys' concert at the City Island Ball Park (now the Jackie Robinson Ballpark) in Daytona Beach, FL. (NOTE)
    MAY / JUNE 1965

Billboard, June 5, 1965
page 35
The Rolling Stones single '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' is released in the USA. (NOTE)
    SUMMER 1965
    The name of the band is changed from 'The Escorts' to 'The Allman Joys' and bass player Van Harrison is replaced by Bob Keller. (NOTE)

'The Allman Joys' play at the Oceanside Country Club in Ormond Beach, FL for the Seabreeze High School graduation party with Maynard 'Chuck' Portwood on drums and Bob Keller on bass.
    JULY 1965
  July 5: After Gregg graduates from high school 'The Allman Joys' play their first gig outside of Florida at the Stork Club in Mobile, AL. They play at the same venue for a few weeks. (NOTE)
    AUGUST 1965
 
The Pensacola Journal
August 11, 1965
page 5B
August 11: From 'The Pensacola Journal'.
 
The Pensacola News-Journal
August 15, 1965
page 9C
August 16: The Allman Joys begin a series of concerts at the Sahara Club in Pensacola, FL.
 
The Pensacola Journal
August 19, 1965
page 8A
August 19: From 'The Pensacola Journal'.
 
The Pensacola Journal
August 20, 1965
page 8C
August 20: From 'The Pensacola Journal'.
    SEPTEMBER 1965
    Allman Joys concerts at the Sahara Club in Pensacola, FL.
 
The Pensacola Journal
September 3, 1965
page 5C
September 3: From 'The Pensacola Journal'.
  September 9: 'The Rising Sons' record 'Statesboro Blues' with Ry Cooder, who doesn't play slide on this song. (NOTE)
The track was not released until 1992 on the CD 'Rising Sons Featuring Taj Mahal And Ry Cooder' (Columbia/Legacy CD-52828).
 
The Pensacola Journal
September 10, 1965
page 4B
September 10: From 'The Pensacola Journal'.
    OCTOBER 1965
    Allman Joys concerts at the Sahara Club in Pensacola, FL.
 
The Pensacola Journal
October 6, 1965
page 10A
October 6: From 'The Pensacola Journal'.
    FALL 1965
  After the summer Paul Ballenger leaves the '5 Men-Its' (or '5 Minutes' or 'The Minutes') and is replaced by Eddie Hinton on guitar and vocals. Paul Hornsby switched from guitar to keyboards.
In the fall Charlie Campbell and Johnny Sandlin leave the band. Johnny Sandlin is replaced on drums by Bill Connell. (NOTE)
    LATE 1965 / EARLY 1966
  Mike Alexander replaces Bob Keller as the bass player for 'The Allman Joys'.
     
1966    
     
    During 1966 'The Allman Joys' play in Savannah, GA, at the Briar Patch in Nashville, TN, Gaslight Square in St. Louis, MO and at Trude Heller's and The Eight Wonder in New York, NY. (NOTE)
  'The Allman Joys' back up a teenage girl vocal trio called 'The Sandpipers', out of Pensacola, FL at the Sahara Club in Pensacola. They urge the girls to follow them to New York where they perform at 'Trude Heller's' in Greenwich Village. 'The Sandpipers' landed a recording contract with Trude Heller's 'Tru-Glo-Town Records' and released a few singles with moderate success. 'The Allman Joys', however, were not chosen by Heller to be the studio backing band and the two groups parted ways. A bootleg recording of 'The Allman Joys' backing 'The Sandpipers' does exist as a testimony to this union and includes the song “Remember (Walking in the sand)". (NOTE)

In between their own sets at Trude Heller's in New York, The Allman Joys also had to backup the entertainer Monti Rock III. Allman Joys drummer Bill Connell told about this during his March 4, 2019 interview with Scott Cantor on WFDU 89.1 FM / WFDU.FM.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monti_Rock_III

This is also mentioned in Galadrielle Allman's book 'Please Be With Me - A Song For My Father Duane Allman'. (NOTE)
  A promotional picture of 'The Spotlights' is made by Smash Records.
The line-up is the same as the line-up of 'The Allman Joys' from 1966, when Mike Alexander had replaced Bob Keller on bass, and before Maynard Portwood was replaced (in New York) by Bill Connell on drums. (NOTE)
    JANUARY 1966


Billboard
January 22, 1966
page 3


Billboard
January 22, 1966
page 16


Cash Box
January 22, 1966
page 14


Cash Box
January 22, 1966
page 48


Record World
January 22, 1966
page 3

'The Spotlights' single 'Batman And Robin / Dayflower' is released. (DETAILS)
    FEBRUARY 1966
 
The Pensacola Journal
February 25, 1966
page 19A
February 25: From 'The Pensacola Journal: The Allman Joys/The Spotlighters [sic] & The Sandpipers at the Sahara Club in Pensacola, FL.
    MARCH 1966
  March 17-19: 'The Sandpipers' concerts at Trude Heller's in New York, NY backed by The Allman Joys. (NOTE)
'The Spotlights' single 'Dick Tracy / Little Orphan Annie' is released. (DETAILS)
    APRIL 1966

The Atlanta Constitution
April 7, 1966
page 36
Allman Joys concert at the Whisk-A-Go-Go in Atlanta, GA.
April 29 & 30: Allman Joys concerts at the Fiesta Room in Panama City, FL. (NOTE)
    MAY 1966


Billboard
June 4, 1966
pages 4 & 10


Billboard
July 16, 1966
page 67

The compilation album 'What's Shakin' is released.
Duane & Gregg are impressed in particular by Paul Butterfield's version of Willie Dixon's 'Spoonful' and a rendition of Robert Johnson's 'Crossroads' performed by Eric Clapton & The Powerhouse. The
Allman Joys recorded these songs in August 1966 at Bradley's Barn in Nashville, TN.

http://www.atsf.co.uk/elektra/discography.php?from=2590&to=3070

(NOTE) (DETAILS)
    SUMMER 1966
  Bill Connell leaves the '5 Minutes' and becomes the drummer for The Allman Joys. (NOTE)
    Drummer Johnny Sandlin returns to the '5 Minutes' after Bill Connell left to join The Allman Joys. (NOTE)
  The Allman Joys go to New York City to play at 'Trude Heller's' and meet the members of the band 'Blues Magoos'. (NOTE)
    Pete Carr meets Duane & Gregg Allman at the Martinique Club in Daytona Beach, FL. after The Allman Joys returned from New York City. (NOTE)
    'The Bitter Ind.' (with Butch Trucks) plays at the Martinique Club in Daytona Beach, FL. where Butch meets Duane & Gregg.
Duane arranges several gigs for 'The Bitter Ind.' at the Beachcomber Club in Jacksonville, FL. (NOTE)
    JUNE 1966
 
The Pensacola News-Journal
June 5, 1966
page 9E
June 5: From 'The Pensacola News-Journal'.
    JULY 1966
  July 3: Duane Allman becomes an uncle. Gregg Allman's son Michael Sean is born.
  July 22: Allman Joys concert at the Spanish Village Patio in Pensacola Beach, FL. (NOTE)
    The Spanish Village in Pensacola Beach, FL. is also the place where The Allman Joys and The Minutes (formerly known as 'The 5 Men-Its' and 'The 5 Minutes') meet for the first time. At that time The Minutes consist of: Johnny Sandlin - Drums, Paul Hornsby - Keyboards, Fred Styles - Bass and Eddie Hinton - Guitar & Vocals. After the summer Fred Styles is replaced by Mabron McKinney. (NOTE)
    AUGUST 1966

Bradley's Barn

RCA Studio
Allman Joys recording session at Bradley's Barn in Nashville, TN. (NOTE)

According to Allman Joys drummer Bill Connell recordings were also made at RCA Studio and Buddy Killen's Studio in Nashville, TN. (NOTE)
    SEPTEMBER 1966
The Allman Joys' single 'Spoonful / You Deserve Each Other' is released. (DETAILS)
    OCTOBER 1966


photos by Chuck Tate.
His father was the owner
of the Bunny Club

October 10-22: The Allman Joys play at the Bunny Club in Paducah, KY. (NOTE)
    NOVEMBER 1966
    The Allman Joys play at Pepe's A Go Go in St. Louis, MO. (NOTE)
  November 25: 'Allman Joys' concert at Fort Brandon Armory' in Tuscaloosa, AL.
    DECEMBER 1966
    Allman Joys concert at The Beachcomber in Jacksonville, FL. (NOTE)
    FALL / WINTER 1966
    After the summer bass player Fred Styles leaves 'The Minutes' and is replaced by Mabron McKinney.
A little later Pete Carr succeeds Eddie Hinton as the guitar player. (NOTE)
     
1967    
     
    Gregg Allman writes 'Melissa'. (NOTE)
    JANUARY 1967
  January 20: The opening night of The 'Boston Tea Party' at 53 Berkeley Street in Boston, MA. The Allman Brothers Band played concerts at this venue on 5 nights in 1969 before The Boston Tea Party moved to 15 Lansdowne Street on July 12, 1969.
    January 30: Duane Allman got married to his first wife Patricia 'Patti' Ann Chandlee in Jasper County, SC. (NOTE)
    FEBRUARY / MARCH 1967
    Bill Connell leaves 'The Allman Joys' after receiving his draft notice. (NOTE)
    MARCH 1967
    The 'Allman Joys' and the 'Minutes' join forces. For Pete Carr, guitar player for the 'Minutes', there is no place in the new band. (NOTE)
    The new band gather at the house of Johnny Sandlin's parents in Decatur, AL where they rehearse in the garage for a week. Johnny Sandlin records most of the rehearsals. (NOTE)

In an interview, published on Alan Paul's website on September 28, 2017, Tommy Compton, one of Johnny Sandlin's oldest friends, tells about his first meeting with Duane and Gregg Allman at the house of Johnny's parents. (NOTE)
http://alanpaul.net/2017/09/rip-johnny-sandlin-an-interview-with-one-of-his-oldest-friends/
    MARCH / APRIL 1967
    The new band (called Allman-Act or Allman Joys) is playing a month-long gig at Pepe's A Go Go and other clubs in St. Louis, MO. Some of the live gigs at Pepe's A Go Go are recorded. (NOTE)
    APRIL 1967
  April 3: Jeff Beck's single 'Hi Ho Silver Lining / Beck's Bolero' is released in the USA.
It is possible that hearing the track 'Beck's Bolero' was Duane's motive to start playing slide guitar, although other stories are also circulating. (NOTE)
  April 16: Allman-Act / Allman Joys in the Saint Louis Zoo in St. Louis, MO on Johnny Sandlin's 22nd birthday.

Record World
April 22, 1967
page 31

Cash Box
April 22, 1967
page 40
April 17: The first meeting between Allman-Act / Allman Joys and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and their manager Bill McEuen in St. Louis, MO. (NOTE)
Mabron McKinney, the bass player of the Allman-Act / Allman Joys went to the St. Louis airport to pick up his wife. There he ran into the musicians of 'The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band' and their manager Bill McEuen, who had arrived to play concerts in St. Louis on April 17, 18 & 19, 1967. Mabron invited them to come to Pepe's A Go Go to see his band, and Bill McEuen actually showed up.
    APRIL / MAY 1967
    Allman-Act (or Allman Joys) record demos of three songs written by Gregg Allman ('Whacha Gonna Do', 'Changing Of The Guard' and 'Richmond') at Boutwell Studio in Birmingham, AL. (NOTE)
    Relocation to Los Angeles and the name of the band is changed to 'Hour Glass'.
John McEuen of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: "They came out and lived with the Dirt Band for the first five months. This was spring to summer ’67. The Dirt Band had a house in the Hollywood Hills. It was four floors. It was on Rodgerton Drive in Beachwood Canyon. There was a whole band staying there, the Dirt Band, and then another band moved in, and that was the Hour Glass. Both groups and assorted friends. It was a hippie crash pad of the ’60s because it was full of musicians and a couple of road guys." (NOTE)
    MAY 1967
  May 7: Eric Clapton buys 'Brownie' in London. (NOTE)
    LATE MAY / EARLY JUNE 1967
  'Hour Glass' play their first concert at the Hullabaloo in Hollywood, CA. It's a late-night set, after a concert of The Doors. (NOTE)
    JUNE 1967
 
Liberty Records
6920 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA
June 15: 'Hour Glass' sign a record deal with Liberty Records. (NOTE)
  June 22: 'Hour Glass' recording sessions at the 'Sound Recorders Studios' in Los Angeles, CA. (NOTE)
    JULY 1967
  July 14 & 15: 'Hour Glass' concerts at the 'Magic Mushroom' in Studio City, Los Angeles, CA.  (NOTE)
  July 26: Clarence Carter records 'Road Of Love' at Rick Hall's Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. (NOTE)
    AUGUST 1967
August 10, 11, 12 & 15: Recording sessions for the first Hour Glass album: 'Hour Glass' at the 'Sound Recorders Studios' in Los Angeles, CA. (NOTE)
 
Jesse Ed Davis
August 21: Recording session for Taj Mahal's first album 'Taj Mahal'. Jesse Ed Davis plays electric slide on 'Statesboro Blues'.

"I had never really played bottleneck before that," Davis explained in Guitar Player, "and so for that recording I just put a steel tube on my finger and worked up a line. I just played it in regular tuning. I didn’t know about open tunings until I saw Muddy Waters play at the Whisky in Los Angeles some time after that.
(
Steven Rosen: 'Jesse Ed Davis', Guitar Player magazine, March 1974)

http://jasobrecht.com/jesse-ed-davis-i-just-play-the-notes-that-sound-good/

  Clarence Carter's single 'She Ain't Gonna Do Right / Road Of Love' is released on Rick Hall's 'Fame' label. Duane doesn't play on these tracks. (NOTE) (DETAILS)
  Albert King's album 'Born Under A Bad Sign' is released. (DETAILS)
    SEPTEMBER 1967
    September 8 & 9: 'Hour Glass' concerts at the Magic Mushroom in Studio City, Los Angeles, CA. (NOTE)
    September 13: The master tape of the recordings for the first Hour Glass album is made at the Liberty studio. (NOTE)
    SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 1967
 
Duane Allman and Bob Keller
(This picture was probably taken
at the Fillmore Auditorium
in San Francisco, CA
in October 1967)
Bob Keller replaces Mabron McKinney as the bass player in 'Hour Glass'. (NOTE)
    OCTOBER 1967
  October 7: 'Hour Glass' concert at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, CA. (NOTE)
    October 9: A mono master tape of the recordings for the first Hour Glass album is made at the Liberty studio. (NOTE)

October 15: 'Hour Glass' concert at the 1st Annual Sacramento Pop Festival at Hughes Stadium in Sacramento, CA. (NOTE)
October 19-21: 'Hour Glass' concert at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, CA.

Cash Box
October 28, 1967
page 44
October 21: The Pepsi-Cola "Boss" Concert with 'Hour Glass' at the Carousel Theatre in West Covina, CA.

 

Cash Box
October 28, 1967
page 44
October 24: Taping of the Pat Boone Show with 'Hour Glass'.
  October 29: 'The Groovy Show', KHJ-TV Channel 9, Ruth Hardy Park, Palm Springs, CA with The Hour Glass, Canned Heat, The Sunshine Company, The Standells and The Ilford Subway (filmed date). (NOTE)


Cash Box
October 14, 1967
page 40


Cash Box
October 21, 1967
page 48


Cash Box
October 28, 1967
page 44
The Hour Glass single 'Nothing But Tears / Heartbeat' is released.


Cash Box
October 28, 1967
page 47


Billboard
November 11, 1967
page 41


The Valley News
(Van Nuys, CA)
November 17, 1967
page 3


Tamba Bay Times
January 19, 1968
page 6B-Xtra

The album 'Hour Glass' is released. (DETAILS)

    LATE OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 1967
    Duane & Gregg visit Daytona Beach, FL and Pete Carr decides to join them on the trip back to California. He shares an apartment with Duane in Los Angeles. (NOTE)
    LATE 1967
  Recordings are made during 'Hour Glass' rehearsals at the 'Troubadour' in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA. (NOTE)
    NOVEMBER 1967


Cash Box
October 28, 1967
page 44

also published in Ron Jacobs' book
'KHJ: Inside Boss Radio'
page 252 (2002):

November 4: The Pepsi-Cola "Boss" Concert with 'Hour Glass' at the Starlight Bowl in Burbank, CA.
  November 4: The release of the Hour Glass LP 'Hour Glass' is mentioned in the 'Albums Released This Week' department on page 24 of the November 4 issue of 'Record World' magazine.
    November 11: The Hour Glass LP 'Hour Glass' is mentioned in the 'Special Merit Picks' department on page 41 and the 'New Album Releases' department on page 43 of the November 11 issue of 'Billboard' magazine.
    November 18: From the 'Money Music' department on page 18 of the November 18 issue of 'Record World' magazine:
WPGC, Washington, hit: "Nothing But Tears," Hourglass, Liberty (took two weeks to break).

Cash Box
December 16, 1967
page 50
November 22: The opening of the remodeled Liberty Sound Studio at 8715 West 3rd Street in Los Angeles, CA is marked by a cocktail party. (NOTE)
November 22: 'Hour Glass' concert at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, CA.
    NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 1967 or JANUARY 1968
  Bob Keller disappears and is replaced by Pete Carr as the bass player in 'Hour Glass'. (NOTE)
    NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 1967
November 30 - December 3: 'Hour Glass' concerts at the Whisky-A-Go-Go in Los Angeles, CA. (NOTE)
    DECEMBER 1967

December 8 & 9: 'Hour Glass' concerts at the Cheetah Club in Venice, CA.
    December 10: A 'Nitty Gritty Dirt Band' radio interview for KRLA-FM at the Magic Mushroom in Studio City, Los Angeles, CA is attended by Duane Allman. (NOTE)


Los Angeles Times
December 18, 1967
December 15-17: The poster shows performances by 'Love', 'Canned Heat' and 'Hour Glass' at The Blue Law in Torrance, CA.
The same bands are mentioned on this webpage from July 12, 2009:
http://rockprosopography101.blogspot.nl/2009/07/this-is-placeholder-post.html

But on this updated webpage from August 20, 2010 'Hour Glass' is replaced by the Los Angeles-area blues rock band 'The Hook':
http://rockprosopography101.blogspot.nl/2010/08/bank-19840-south-hamilton-avenue.html

And in the review of the concerts, published in the December 18, 1967 issue of the Los Angeles Times, 'The Hook' is also mentioned, and not 'Hour Glass'.
So it seems that 'Hour Glass' did not perform and was replaced by 'The Hook'.
  December 20-22: 'Taj Mahal' and 'Iron Butterfly' concerts at the 'Magic Mushroom' in Studio City, Los Angeles, CA. The December 20 show was probably attended by Duane Allman, Paul Hornsby, Pete Carr and Johnny Sandlin.
But Jeff Hanna and Jimmy Fadden of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Paul Hornsby all mention 'The Golden Bear' in Huntington Beach as a possible venue where they saw
Taj Mahal(NOTE)


Rolling Stone
January 20, 1968
Issue #4
page 22

December 21: 'Buffalo Springfield' and 'Hour Glass' play at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco.


Rolling Stone
January 20, 1968
Issue #4
page 22

December 22: 'Buffalo Springfield' and 'Hour Glass' play at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco.


Rolling Stone
January 20, 1968
Issue #4
page 22

December 23: 'Buffalo Springfield' and 'Hour Glass' play at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco.
     
1968    
     
  Promotional poster of Hour Glass.


Johnny Sandlin
and Duane Allman


Johnny Sandlin,
Pete Carr
and Duane Allman


photos by Bernd Billmayer

'Hour Glass' concert in Decatur, Al.
(Duane & Gregg Allman, Paul Hornsby, Pete Carr, Johnny Sandlin)
    EARLY 1968
    Duane does a lot of jamming with Stephen Stills. (NOTE)
  Taj Mahal's first album is released. (NOTE) (DETAILS)
    JANUARY 1968
  Recording sessions for the second Hour Glass album 'Power Of Love' at the Liberty Sound Studio in Los Angeles, CA.
    FEBRUARY 1968
  February 9-11: 'Hour Glass' concerts at the Avalon Ball Room in San Francisco, CA.
    MARCH 1968
  March 7-9: 'Hour Glass' concerts at the Whisky-A-Go-Go in Los Angeles, CA. (NOTE)
March 8: Bill Graham opens the New York rock venue 'Fillmore East' at 105 Second Avenue at E. 6th Street in Manhattan.

The Pensacola Journal
March 22, 1968
page 1B

The Pensacola Journal
March 22, 1968
page 10C
March 22 & 23: 'Hour Glass' concerts at The Electric Experience in Pensacola, FL.
The Hour Glass single 'Power Of Love / I Still Want Your Love' is released.

Chicago Tribune
March 19, 1968
section 2 page 15
The Hour Glass album 'Power Of Love' is released. (DETAILS)
    APRIL 1968
April 4: According to Paul Hornsby the 'Upbeat' WEWS-5 syndicated TV-Show from Cleveland, OH with Hour Glass is taped on the same day as the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
  April 9-11: Percy Sledge recording session at Quinvy Studios in Sheffield, AL. (NOTE)

April 13: The 'Upbeat' WEWS-5 syndicated TV-Show from Cleveland, OH with Hour Glass is aired on WEWS-5 at 5pm. (NOTE)
April 21: The 'Upbeat' WEWS-5 syndicated TV-Show with Hour Glass is aired on KTLA-5 from Los Angeles at 8:30pm. (NOTE)
  April 22: Hour Glass records demos at Rick Hall's Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL with Jimmy Johnson as recording engineer. (NOTE) (DETAILS)
    MAY 1968

San Francisco Examiner
April 28, 1968
page 27

May 2: 'Hour Glass' concert at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, CA.

San Francisco Examiner
April 28, 1968
page 27

May 3: 'Hour Glass' concert at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, CA.

San Francisco Examiner
April 28, 1968
page 27


The Argus
(Fremont, CA)
May 4, 1968
page 10
May 4: 'Hour Glass' concert at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, CA.
 
Billboard
May 4, 1968
page 16
May 4: From Billboard: 'Hour Glass to do time for disks'.
 
Cash Box
May 4, 1968
page 10
May 4: Patti Johnson, publicist for 'Hour Glass', and William McEuen, personal manager of 'Hour Glass', have formed 'Patti Johnson Public Relations'.
May 10-11: 'Hour Glass' concerts at the Cheetah Club in Venice, CA.

 


Independent Star-News
(Pasadena, CA)
May 18, 1968
page 6

May 17-18: 'Hour Glass' concerts at the Kaleidoscope in Los Angeles, CA.
May 17-19: 'Hour Glass' concerts at The Blue Law in Torrance, CA. (NOTE)

Independent Star-News
(Pasadena, CA)
May 18, 1968
page 6
May 21: The broadcast of the television show "Swingin' Singles" with The Hour Glass, on Channel 13 KCOP-TV from Los Angeles, is announced in the TV-DIAL-O-LOGUE section of the San Bernandino Sun. (NOTE)

San Francisco Examiner
May 19, 1968
page 24


San Francisco Examiner
May 24, 1968
page 28

May 24-26: 'Hour Glass' concerts at the Avalon Ball Room in San Francisco, CA.
    Hour Glass comes into conflict with record company Liberty who are not interested in the recently recorded Hour Glass demos. (NOTE)
In fact Liberty is only interested in promoting Gregg Allman as a solo singer. (NOTE)


Cash Box
May 18, 1968
page 26


Record World
May 18, 1968
page 6


Record World
July 6, 1968
page 22


Record World
July 6, 1968
page 38

The 31st Of February's single (with Butch Trucks) 'Sandcastles / Pick A Gripe' is released. (DETAILS)
    JUNE 1968

 

News-Press
(Fort Myers, FL)
June 2, 1968
page 2
June 4: 'Pat Boone In Hollywood' with 'Hour Glass' is broadcasted.


Independent Star-News
(Pasadena, CA)
May 18, 1968
page 6

June 6-9: 'Hour Glass' concerts at the Whisky-A-Go-Go in Los Angeles, CA.
Brian Williams, at the time a young agent for the bookers Agency for the Performing Arts recalls the June 9 show that Sunday night closing set saw Janis Joplin, Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs and a slew of other top shelf musicians sitting in with Greg, Duane and Company - all at the same time. (NOTE)
 

June 12: Gregg Allman recording session at the Liberty Sound Studios in Hollywood, CA.

June 16: 'Hour Glass' concert at 'Summer Thing' at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, CA.

    The members of Hour Glass, besides Gregg Allman, (NOTE) leave Los Angeles and return to St. Louis, MO.  (NOTE)

Billboard
September 28, 1968
page 33
The 31st Of February's album (with Butch Trucks) 'The 31st Of February' is released. (DETAILS)
 
Billboard
July 15, 1972
page 62
The members of the Hour Glass promise to repay Bill McEuen, manager of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and former manager of the Hour Glass, a $ 14,619 loan at an 8 percent interest.
In 1972 Bill McEuen filed suit against Gregg Allman, Duane Allman, Paul Hornsby, Johnny Sandlin and Pete Carr because the loan was never repraid.
    JULY 1968
 
Fillmore Auditorium (The Fillmore)
in 2010
July 4: The closing night of Bill Graham's 'Fillmore Auditorium' in San Francisco, CA.
The Hour Glass played there on October 19, 20 & 21, 1967, December 21, 22 & 23, 1967 and and May 2, 3 & 4, 1968.
 

July 5: The opening night of Bill Graham's Fillmore West in San Francisco, CA.
The Allman Brothers Band played there on January 15, 16, 17 & 18, 1970 and January 28, 30 & 31, 1971.

(The band 'Male Bachs'
in this picture was one
of the support acts)

July 12-14: 'Hour Glass' concerts at the Comic Book Club in Jacksonville, FL. (NOTE)

Duane Allman and Berry Oakley meet for the first time on July 14. (NOTE)
  July 23: Donna Roosmann attends a Jefferson Airplane concert at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, MO. After the show she meets Duane Allman for the first time. (NOTE)
The 'Greg Allman & The Hour Glass' single
'D-I-V-O-R-C-E / Changing Of The Guard' is released.
'Hour Glass' concert at the Castaway in Ferguson (St. Louis), MO. (NOTE)
    JULY / AUGUST 1968
    'The New Rock Band' recording sessions at the Tone Studios in Hialeah, FL. (NOTE)
    Duane Allman and Donna Roosmann attend an Albert King concert in East St. Louis, IL. (NOTE)
    AUGUST 1968
 
Cash Box
August 3, 1968
page 26
August 3: Cash Box 'West Coast Girl Of The Week is Patti Johnson, publicist for 'Hour Glass'.
On May 4, 1968 she formed 'Patti Johnson Public Relations', together with William McEuen, personal manager of 'Hour Glass'.


St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 21, 1968
page 5G


St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 9, 1968
page 5D


St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 9, 1968
page 7D

August 9: 'Hour Glass' concert at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, MO. (NOTE)
August 10: 'Hour Glass' concert at the Forest Park World's Fair Pavilion in St. Louis, MO.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 9, 1968
page 5D
August 10: 'Hour Glass' concert at the Castaway in Ferguson (St. Louis), MO.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 9, 1968
page 5D
August 11: 'Hour Glass' concert at the Castaway in Ferguson (St. Louis), MO.
 
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 18, 1968
page 3H
August 18: A picture of 'Hour Glass', probably taken at the Castaway in Ferguson (St. Louis), MO, is published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
  August 19 & 20: Percy Sledge recording session at Quinvy Studios in Sheffield, AL. (NOTE)


Record World
July 6, 1968
page 34


Billboard
August 3, 1968
page 77


Record World
August 10, 1968
page 12

Jeff Beck's album 'Truth' is released. (NOTE)


Billboard
August 31, 1968
page 46


Billboard
August 31, 1968
page 73


Cash Box
September 7, 1968
page 36

Clarence Carter's album  'This Is Clarence Carter is released. (NOTE) (DETAILS)
    'Hour Glass' breaks up and the band members leave St. Louis, MO. (NOTE)
    SEPTEMBER 1968
    The 'Greg Allman & The Hour Glass' single 'She Is My Woman / Going Nowhere' is released.
    Gregg Allman moves from Los Angeles, CA to Daytona Beach, FL and joins his brother Duane.
    Duane and Gregg Allman drive to Jacksonville, FL with the van to make demo recordings with the '31st Of February'. (NOTE)
    The '31st Of February' are recording demos at the Tone Studios in Hialeah, FL. (NOTE)
    Gregg Allman is called back to Los Angeles by record company Liberty because of an outstanding debt. (NOTE)
    The '31st Of February' breaks up as a result of Gregg Allman's departure to Los Angeles, CA. (NOTE)
  September 11 & 16: 'The Bleus' recording sessions at Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN.
Additional recordings were made the same month at Bevis Studio in Sheffield, AL.
Duane Allman plays on the tracks "Milk And Honey", "Leavin' Lisa" and "Julianna's Gone". (NOTE)
 
San Francisco Examiner
September 8, 1968
page 35
September 13 & 14: 'Hour Glass' concerts at the Sound Factory in Sacramento, CA are announced in the San Francisco Examiner.
These concerts probably didn't take place, as 'Hour Glass' was already disbanded at that time.
  Duane Allman goes to Muscle Shoals, AL and asks Rick Hall of Fame Recording Studios for a job as studio musician. Rick Hall can't offer Duane any work at that time, because he already has enough session guitarists, but Duane decides to hang out and wait for an opportunity to arrive. (NOTE)
  September 18 & 19: Clarence Carter recording sessions at at Rick Hall's Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL.  (NOTE)
  September 19: Wilson Pickett recording session at Rick Hall's Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. (NOTE)
    OCTOBER 1968
    The 'Greg Allman & The Hour Glass' single 'Now Is The Time / She Is My Woman' is released.
  Duane Allman plays on a number of Clarence Carter recordings at Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. (NOTE)
  The New Rock Band's single 'Rock Steady / Little David' is released. (NOTE) (DETAILS)
  October 8: Laura Lee recording sessions at Rick Hall's Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. (NOTE)
  October 9 & 10: Laura Lee recording sessions at at Rick Hall's Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL.  (NOTE)
  October 28-31: Wilson Pickettt recording sessions at at Rick Hall's Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL.  (NOTE)
  Clarence Carters single 'Too Weak To Fight / Let Me Comfort You' is released. Duane doesn't play on these tracks.
    NOVEMBER 1968
  The Bleus' single 'Milk And Honey / Leavin' Lisa' is released. (DETAILS)
    Duane Allman, who stayed with Berry Oakley in Jacksonville, FL at that time, receives a telegram from Rick Hall with an invitation to play at a Wilson Pickett recording session. (NOTE)
  November 1: Barry Goldberg recording sessions at Quinvy Studios in Sheffield, AL for the album '2 Jews Blues'. Duane plays on the track 'Twice A Man. (NOTE)
  November 8: the various artists album 'The Original Soul Christmas' is released. Duane doesn't play on this album. (DETAILS)
  November 12: Clarence Carter's recording session for 'The Road Of Love' at Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. This would become the first commercially released recording to feature Duane playing a slide guitar solo. This song was originally recorded on July 26, 1967 and on November 12, 1968 it was re-recorded. (NOTE)
  November 12 & 13: Clarence Carter's recording sessions at Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. (NOTE)
  November 25: King Curtis' single 'The Christmas Song / What Are You Doing New Year's Eve' is released. Duane doesn't play on these songs. (DETAILS)
  November 27: Wilson Pickett recording session at Rick Hall's Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. (NOTE)
    Rick Hall gives Jerry Wexler a call and plays Wilson Pickett's recording of 'Hey Jude' over the telephone. Jerry Wexler is pretty impressed and decides to release it as a single. (NOTE)
    Rick Hall asks Duane Allman to move from Jacksonville, FL to Muscle Shoals, AL. (NOTE)
    Jerry Wexler informs Tom Dowd about Duane Allman. (NOTE)
  Arthur Conley recording sessions at Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. (NOTE)
    DECEMBER 1968
  December 2: Clarence Carter recording session at Fame Recording Studios. The track 'Light My Fire' is recorded. (NOTE)
  December 3: Wilson Pickett recording session at Fame Recording Studios. (NOTE)
  December 6: Arthur Conley recording session at Fame Recording Studios. (NOTE)
  December 14: 'The Lovelles' recording session at Fame Recording Studios. (NOTE)


Billboard
December 14, 1968
Page 7

The Wilson Pickett single 'Hey Jude / Search Your Heart' is released. Duane Allman plays on 'Hey Jude'.

Cash Box
December 21, 1968
page 14
The Arthur Conley single 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da / Otis Sleep On' is released. Duane Allman plays on 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da'.
  Willie Walker's single 'A Lucky Loser / Warm To Cool To Cold' is released. (DETAILS)
  December 17-19: The Soul Survivors recording sessions at Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. (NOTE)
  December 21: Wilson Pickett's 'Hey Jude' enters the Cash Box Top 100 and the Billboard Top 100.
    Duane returned to Jacksonville and then went to the Miami Pop Festival. (NOTE)

December 28-30: The second Miami Pop Festival at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, FL.
    LATE 1968
  Willie Walker recording session at Fame Recording Studios. (NOTE)
  Spencer Wiggins recording session at Fame Recording Studios. (NOTE)

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