Allman Brothers Band Chronology

This chronology is a timeline of major personnel changes and album releases from the beginning to the final live performance in October 2014.  While live shows are now history, we are combing the archives for material.  Visit the Discography page to see what’s been released and join the Peach Corps to stay informed.

The Seventies

The Seventies

The Seventies

November 1972 - May 1976 

The band is composed of:

  • Gregg Allman, lead vocals and Hammond B3 organ
  • Dickey Betts, lead and slide guitar
  • Butch Trucks, drums and percussion
  • Jai Johanny Johanson "Jaimoe", drums
  • Lamar Williams, bass
  • Chuck Leavell, piano
November 1972
August 1973
Brothers and Sisters

Brothers and Sisters

"Brothers and Sisters" is released with guest artists:

  • Les Dudek, lead and acoustic guitar
  • Tommy Talton, acoustic guitar
Win, Lose or Draw

Win, Lose or Draw

"Win, Lose, Or Draw" is released with guest artists:

  • Johnny Sandlin, acoustic guitar and percussion
  • Bill Stewart, percussion
August 1975
November 1976
Wipe The Windows, Check The Oil, Dollar Gas

Wipe The Windows, Check The Oil, Dollar Gas

"Wipe The Windows, Check The Oil, Dollar Gas", a double live album, is released.

Time Off

Time Off

The band dissolves and pursues solo projects. Gregg tours as the Gregg Allman Band with the Nighthawks and Mama's Pride, and also appears in Japan and the UK with Cher on guest vocals.

May 1976 - August 1978
August 16, 1978
Reunion

Reunion

In a surprise "reunion" concert in New York's Central Park, the Dickey Betts Band and Gregg Allman Band combine forces on stage to the delight of the fans.

Enlightened Rogues

Enlightened Rogues

"Enlightened Rogues" is released with guest artists:

  • Joe Lala, percussion
  • Jim Essery, harmonica
  • Mimi Hart, background vocals
  • Bonnie Bramlett, background vocals
February 1979
February 1979

February 1979 - October 1980 - The band gets back together and is composed of:

  • Gregg Allman, lead vocals and Hammond B3 organ
  • Dickey Betts, lead and slide guitar
  • Butch Trucks, drums and percussion
  • "Jaimoe" Johanny Johanson, drums
  • "Dangerous" Dan Toler, lead guitar
  • David "Rook" Goldflies, bass
  • Mike Lawler, piano, electric piano, synthesizers, clavinet
  • Bonnie Bramlett is a frequent guest vocalist