The Curse That Haunted The Allman Brothers Band

Originally posted by Rock Celebrities

BY: Elif Ozden

In the history of rock music, there have been many ill-fated incidents that fall upon artists. For instance, the age of 27 became a curse for numerous rock stars, including Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Jimi Hendrix. After the mysterious deaths of artists at 27, fans now stop and think when a musician passes away at the same age. There are also some interesting urban myths about the 27 club, one of them being the white lighter curse.

Looking through the music career of the Allman Brothers Band, there is something that stands out — many of their bandmates passed away one by one. In 1971, just two years after the band’s formation, Duane Allman tragically died in a motorcycle accident while driving his motorcycle at high speed. A year later, Berry Oakley also had a motorcycle accident just three blocks from where Duane died. Sadly, he shared the same fate with Duane.

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