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Please Be With Me: A Song for My Father, Duane Allman by Galadrielle Allman

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In the early 70’s, the Allman Brothers was one of the most popular bands in America, and Duane, founder and guitarist of the band, was one of the best — having played sessions with artists from Aretha Franklin to Wilson Pickett and Eric Clapton. This is his story as well as his daughter’s struggle to know him, as he died when she was just two years old.

He Says:

Even though I have read a lot of books about the Allman Brothers and know the stories, this feels more intimate and somehow makes the stories more interesting than the first time I read them. I also like how this focuses not only on the famous rock star but also on the author’s life, her mother’s role in her growth, as well as her trying to get to know her father that she never had a chance to know while he was alive.