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Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,357

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These are the graves of The Allman Brothers, all buried next to each other in the same plot.

There is no reason at all to do a biographical post of The Allman Brothers. The one thing I want to note here is that these guys are buried together. We all the stories of successful rock bands who start out as friends and end up despising each other. You think Waters and Gilmour are going to be buried together? Ha ha ha. How about David Byrne and the rest of Talking Heads? Yeah, I don’t think so. You think Robbie Robertson is going to end up next to Levon Helm and Rick Danko in Woodstock? That seems……unlikely.

So the remarkable thing is that these guys loved each other all the way to the end. And so they are determined to spend eternity together too. There is plenty of room in this large plot for the rest of the boys to join them when they pass. It’s really a pretty cool thing.

Anyway, we can just discuss the merits of The Allman Brothers here, which tend to be a divisive band between people who think their blues jamming music is pretty great and those who think it is basically meathead music that sucks unless you are drunk. I tend toward the former, though I could use with never hearing “Mountain Jam” again.

The Allman Brothers are buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Georgia.

The Allman Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. If you would like this series to visit other inductees from that year, you can donate to cover the required expenses here. Frank Zappa is supposedly in Los Angeles but there is some dispute about whether the unmarked grave site is accurate. Everyone else in that class is either alive, in England, or had scattered ashes (Joplin). But the Grateful Dead were inducted in 1994 and Pigpen is in Palo Alto, California. That would do just fine. Previous posts in this series are archived here and here.

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