1961 to 1971
November 20, 1946 in Nashville
October 29, 1971
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Howard Duane Allman (20 November 1946 - 29 October 1971) was an American guitarist. Duane "Skydog" Allman is generally regarded as one of the greatest rock and roll guitarists, noted for his mastery of the slide guitar as well as intensity and soulfulness on "standard" lead and rhythm guitar in a variety of styles. He was a noted session musician, was a founding member and the leader of The Allman Brothers Band, and also had a major role on the album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, by Derek and the Dominos, a 1970-71 band led by Eric Clapton. Howard Duane Allman was born in Nashville, Tennessee on November 20, 1946.