Examines the story of the Allman Brothers Band. This book details Duane Allman's childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, exploring his musical influences, his early bands, his relationship with Gregg Allman, his monumental work on Eric Clapton's Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs , and his contributions to slide guitar technique and style.
Since 1985, Randy Poe has been the President of Leiber and Stoller Music Publishing. Among the company's copyrights are such standards as Jailhouse Rock, Kansas City, Spanish Harlem, Yakety Yak, Charlie Brown, Love Potion # 9, and Stand By Me. Prior to his position with Leiber and Stoller, Randy Poe was Executive Director of the Songwriters' Hall of Fame in New York. Poe's writing career officially began in Muscle Shoals in 1979 when his article on studio musician and former Hour Glass member Pete Carr was published in Guitar Player magazine. (The band Hour Glass also featured Duane and Gregg Allman.) In December of 1991, Poe received the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music journalism for his book, Music Publishing: A Songwriter's Guide. In September of 2002, Randy Poe was a recipient of the music industry's Heroes and Legends Award, along with Motown founder, Berry Gordy.