99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1973!
That year PLR welcomed The Allman Brothers Band at New Haven Coliseum. The Allman Brothers had released its third studio album “Eat a Peach” in 1972 and it featured such songs as Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More, Melissa and One Way Out. The band was coming off the tragic death of group leader and founder Duane Allman, who was killed in a motorcycle accident in October 1971. The Allman Brothers did not replace Duane and toured as five-piece band when they returned to the road in 1972 and 1973.
Unfortunately, tragedy struck again in November 1972 when another founding member, Berry Oakley, was also killed in a motorcycle accident.
Today we revisit The Allman Brothers Band’s 1973 concert in New Haven…
The Allman Brothers Band
Tour: Eat a Peach
Special Guest: Wet Willie Band
Thursday March 1, 1973
New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Ticket Price: $6.50 / $6.00 / $5.50
Band Lineup: Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Jai Johanny Johanson, Butch Trucks, Lamar Williams
- Wasted Words
- Done Somebody Wrong (Elmore James cover)
- Statesboro Blues (Blind Willie McTell cover)
- One Way Out (Sonny Boy Williamson cover)
- Call It Stormy Monday but Tuesday Is Just as Bad (T-Bone Walker cover)
- Midnight Rider
- Ramblin’ Man
- Trouble No More (Muddy Waters cover)
- In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
- You Don’t Love Me (Willie Cobbs cover)
- Les Brers in A Minor
- Whipping Post
Check out these live clips of The Allman Brothers Band in 1973…