Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

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Category: Duane Allman

Lulu Impersonates Sly Stone

Jon Landau, in his thoughtful analysis of the contemporary pop scene – “Rock 1970” – for the December 10, 1970 edition of Rolling Stone, made the following statement about Billy Preston‘s former writing partner: “While it may be sacrilegious to say it, the most influential black artist of recent years,

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Link Wray’s Duane Allman Tribute 45

This past January, guitarists Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes announced they would no longer perform with the Allman Brothers after this year.  Last week, the Allman Brothers Band as we know it played their final run of shows ever at NYC’s Beacon Theatre – six in all, with the final one

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“Goin’ Up the Country”: The Duck & The Bear – and Duane

Interesting to learn that Canned Heat’s big 1968 hit “Goin’ Up the Country” is basically a re-write of 1929’s “Bull Doze Blues” by Henry Thomas, down to the flute part (listen here). The next year, 1969, saw the single release of a spirited cover version by The Duck (Johnny Sandlin)

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