The Allman Brothers Band, one of the longest-running and most influential bands in rock n' roll, recently played their final show ever on October 28, 2014. The group's last live notes eerily coincided with the anniversary of the death of its leader and co-founder, guitarist Duane Allman.
Before an untimely motorcyle accident ended his life in 1971, Duane had an amazing career both in and out of the Allman Brothers Band, making his name as an ace session player with some of the greatest artists in R&B and classic soul: King Curtis, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and many others.
Guitar World magazine recently devoted a post to one particluarly incredible recorded performance: Allman's solo on Pickett's 1968 cover of The Beatles classic, "Hey Jude." Read on to hear about this legendary moment in music history--and learn how great artists like Allman were playing guitar in a way that went beyond genres.