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IAM Book Talk "Play All Night! Duane Allman and the Journey to Fillmore East"

Irving Archives and Museum

Join IAM for it's latest Book Talk series feature with Bob Beatty, Author of “Play All Night! Duane Allman and the Journey to Fillmore East.”

The 1971 Allman Brothers Band album At Fillmore East was a musical manifesto years in the making. In Play All Night!, Bob Beatty dives deep into the motivations and musical background of band founder Duane Allman to tell the story of one of the most important live rock albums in history. Play All Night! is the biography of a sound, highlighting Duane's musical vision and the ways At Fillmore East demonstrates how he and his bandmates brought that vision to life.

Music obsessive. History Geek. Southerner. Guitar Player. Public Historian. Teacher. Writer. Fan, Bob Beatty grew up devouring his mom’s Beatles’ and dad’s Hank Williams and bluegrass records. Throughout his life he’s interwoven his love of punk rock, the Allman Brothers Band, and the Jam Depression collective as a historian, fan, and musician and it was only a matter of time that enduring passion culminated in a Ph.D. and publication of “Play all Night!” Duane Allman and the Journey to Fillmore East. A cultural entrepreneur, Bob spent more than 25 years working in nonprofits and museums in senior leadership roles before he founded the Lyndhurst Group in 2016. As a public historian, a musician, a storyteller, and a family man, Bob focuses on what brings people together as a community and as citizens of the world through the unending conversation.



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