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Berry Oakley
, (Raymond Berry Oakley), 4/1/48 – 11/21/72. Berry was born in Chicago, Illinois. He was a founding member of the Allman Brothers and was known for his long melodic bass playing. Sadly only a year after losing Duane Allman, Berry died of a brain hemorrhage after a motorcycle crash. Berry was 24.

I can not imagine what it was like for the band to lose another member in the same way just a year later! 24 years old. They persevered and are still around today, too bad Berry did not live to enjoy the success.

1 comment:

Bond said...

People talk of Flea and Jack Cassidy as incredible bassists (and they are) but Berry could make his bass talk...he ran lead lines on it and was the backbone of the Allman's.