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Entertainment Memorabilia / Duane Allman A three-page letter and envelope, 1969,

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Lot 122
Duane Allman: A three-page letter and envelope,
1969,
18 July 2018, 12:00 BST
London, Knightsbridge

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Duane Allman: A three-page letter and envelope,

1969,
comprising three numbered pages on two sheets of pale yellow, lined notepaper, written in blue ballpoint and addressed Dearest Polly, sent from Macon, Georgia where he now lived and stating, I got a Les Paul of my very own...Gregg's here gigging with me and I got about the greatest band I ever did hear together and a Marshall amp and two drummers and I quit taking speed and I have been going swimming nekkid in the creek...The name of the band is the Allman Bros..., also mentioning taking Zelma Redding (Otis' widow) on his motorcycle, together with envelope postmarked Macon Ga. May 16 1969, addressed to Mrs. Holly Barr, letter 5in x 7 1/4in (12.7cm x 18.4cm)

Footnotes

A detailed article on Duane's guitars on www.groundguitar.com states that this letter is referred to in Galadrielle Allman's book, 'Please Be With Me: A Song For My Father, Duane Allman', (p.182), in connection with the Les Paul Duane refers to. It is almost certainly the 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop that was his main instrument in the first year of the Allman Brothers.

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