As he was doing so, he struck either the back of the truck or the ball on the lumber crane and was immediately thrown from the motorcycle.
When a black friend introduced Gregg to R&B and soul music, they began to incorporate it into their sound. Louis, where a Los Angeles-based recording executive discovered them; they consequently moved out West and were renamed the Hour Glass, cutting two unsuccessful albums for Liberty Records.
Duane moved back to pursue a career as a session musician in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, while Gregg stayed behind in Hollywood bound by contractual obligations with Liberty, who believed he could hold a solo career.
The band has been awarded seven gold and four platinum albums, Duane Allman, and his younger brother, Gregg, grew up in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Gregg was first to pick up the guitar, but his brother soon surpassed him, dropping out of high school to practice constantly.
The band's image was radical in the just barely integrated Macon: "A lot of the white folk around here did not approve of them long-haired boys, or of them always having a black guy with them," said Hudson.
Executives suggested to Walden that he relocate the band to New York or Los Angeles to "acclimate" them to the industry.
Allman was a huge fan of Clapton's work with Cream, and Clapton had been blown away by Allman's session work on Wilson Pickett's "Hey Jude" some years prior.
Clapton invited Duane to join Derek and the Dominos, and by several accounts he considered it; in the end, he declined the offer and rejoined the Allman Brothers Band, returning after missing a string of several shows.
Allman was riding his motorcycle at a high speed at the intersection of Hillcrest Avenue and Bartlett Street as a flatbed truck carrying a lumber crane approached.