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Duane Allman

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Duane Allman

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Auction Date:2018 Dec 05 @ 18:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:236 Commercial St., Suite 100, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109, United States
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
Very rare ALS signed “Love, D,” one page, 9 x 11, no date but circa August 1970. Penned in black ballpoint on the inside back cover detached from a New Orleans telephone directory from December 1969, a letter to Ralph and Holly Barr, in full: "Secret message: I love you. This message comes through devious channels, but I was glad I got to send it anyhow. I'm (Big I) gonna play on Eric (that's Eric) Clapton's new album. Listen for me. I love & miss you both very much and hope to finagle someone into flying me out soon. My daughter's 1 year old! I'm wrecked." Allman signs with his first initial at the bottom and adds a sketch of a guitar headstock with the number "7." Includes the detached directory front cover. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, and some light stains.

The “Clapton” album Allman refers to is Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, the now legendary lone studio record by Derek and the Dominos, a band formed by Eric Clapton as a musical recourse from super-groups Cream and Blind Faith. After witnessing an Allman Brothers concert on August 26, Clapton invited the band back to Miami’s Criteria Studios where Clapton and Allman bonded and jammed for most of the night. In between his commitments to the Allman Brothers Band, Duane Allman contributed to all but three of the tracks on Layla over a series of 10 recording dates. Clapton later affirmed that Allman was ‘the musical brother that I never had, but wished I did.’ Ralph Barr was a guitarist and washtub bassist for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, a band that shared a Los Angeles house with Allman’s Hour Glass band in 1967.