Legendary Allman Brothers crew member dies

The Allman Brothers Band announced the loss of friend and original/longtime crew member, Joseph Lawrence “Red Dog” Campbell. Campbell (born March 27, 1942) passed away Monday, February 21, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer

His photo is memorialized for all time on the back of their seminal At Fillmore East album (at left) and writer/filmmaker Cameron Crowe included a “Red Dog” character based on him in the now-classic film “Almost Famous.” After returning from Vietnam, Red Dog introduced himself to the fledgling band and helped support them with his pension checks and worked with the band for years. Red Dog chronicled his adventures with the Allman Brothers Band in his book “The Legendary Red Dog: A Book of Tails.”

There is no funeral service, but a memorial is being planned for Friday, April 22 at Macon, GA’s Cox Theatre.

Donations on his behalf should be sent to:

Hospice Of Central Georgia
858 High Street
Macon, GA 31201
(912) 749-9161

or online at http://splat.mansellgroup.net/hospice/give.asp

5 thoughts on “Legendary Allman Brothers crew member dies

  1. guy is a Vietnam Veteran. Why isn’t his family paying proper respects to that effect?
    The Almost Brothers Band doesn’t care about him.

  2. Hey dave, don’t make such an uninformed Negative comment when you don’t know a thing. Red Dog’s own wishes were followed. Think a little before posting insensitive remarks.

  3. I was just reminiscing with friends about some of the conversations I’ve had with Red Dog and stories of unbelievable mischief. I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing. I’ll always be indebted to Red Dog for granting me unprecedented access to see the Brothers practice. Rest in peace, brother.

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