On Oct. 15, 1971, The Allman Brothers Band was on top of the world. Years of hard work paid off with popular success as “At Fillmore East” achieved Gold Record status. The band was hard at work on its next studio album. Fourteen days later, the band’s path took a devastating turn: Lead guitarist Duane Allman died in a motorcycle crash. Somehow, the group still managed to complete the incomparable “Eat A Peach.”
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As much as their fans love the Allman Brothers Band’s recordings, it’s their live performances that have given them the opportunity to play to sold-out crowds for 40 years. So manager Bert Hollman was searching for someone with the talent to produce just the right designs for the band’s tour merch. This need opened the door for artist Ioannis, and based on the fact that the relationship is still strong 15 years later, the band and its fans have been greatly impressed by his now-iconic mushroom-based design.