In a 24 month period between 1969 and 1971 Duane Allman went
from being a relative unknown to becoming one of rock's most
revered guitar virtuosos. It was sadly at the end of those two
years on October 29th that Duane was involved in a motorcycle
accident and died. It was only a few months after the release and
the success of The Allman Brothers double live album 'At Fillmore
East' which still to this day finds it's way onto various 'greatest
albums of all time' lists. Rolling Stone ranked the album at number
49 on it's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.
'Whipping Post' was a 5-minute song from the Allman Brothers
Band's 1969 debut album, but when the band played live it became
the standard for long epic jams that could range from anywhere
between 15 and 30 minutes. The solo's are shared between Duane and
lead guitarist Dicky Betts.
Opening in 11/4 which is unusual for a rock band (and which Greg
Allman openly admitted he didn't realise), this video is not
from the 'At Fillmore East' album, but from a show at the same
venue in 1970. If you want to hear the 23-minute version from the
album we've included that too at the bottom of the page.
Whipping Post - The Fillmore
Whipping Post - At
Fillmore East, 1971
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