Friday, November 21, 2008

The Allman Brothers Band Receive Billboard Legend Of Live Award

The Allman Brothers Band received the prestigious Legend Of Live award at the 2008 Billboard Touring Awards, held November 20 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York.

Allman Brothers Band leader Gregg Allman saluted his late brother Duane, who died in 1971. "It happens to be today would have been his 62nd birthday and I'm sure he's looking down and this and is really proud of us," he said. "We'll keep coming back until we can't come back no more."

"We've been able for 40 years now to go out and have fun -- an unbelievable amount of fun and enjoyment and spiritual gratification," said drummer Butch Trucks. "The last few years has probably been more fun than ever. I leave the stage every night and say, I'd pay you to let me do that!"

The Legend Of Live award recognizes a touring professional who has had a significant and lasting impact on the concert industry. Previous Legend Of Live award winners include Rolling Stones promoter Michael Cohl (2004), Cellar Door Concerts founder Jack Boyle (2005), Sir Elton John (2006), and pioneering agent Frank Barsalona (2007).

The Allman Brothers Band live at the Fillmore East 09/23/1970 :

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