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Allman Brothers honor special guest Billy Gibbons: don beards and shades

March 25, 2009

Photos by PervyMerv

Last night at the Beacon Theatre (3/24), as a tribute to special guest Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, the Allman Brothers Band emerged to start the second set wearing replicas of Gibbon’s signature beard and black sunglasses. The uncharacteristic tounge-in-cheek tip of the cap by the band was a surprise not only to the crowd, but to Gibbons as well. After their first song together (“Jesus Just Left Chicago”), he told the crowd, “You never know what to expect from the Allman Brothers Band. Actually, they do have two rules. Number one, no drinking during gospel songs. Number two, no gospel songs.”


More pictures and the set list after the jump. The Allman Brothers Band wrap up their 15-show run at the Beacon Theatre this weekend.

Pictures, review and set list from Eric Clapton’s special guest appearance here.

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Beacon Theatre
New York, NY

Hot ‘Lanta
Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More
Rockin’ Horse  (Blue sky jam)
Trouble No More
Going Down Slow  (with Bob Margolin, guitar & vocals; Thom Doucette, harp)
Lonely Man Blues (with Bob Margolin, guitar & vocals; Thom Doucette, harp)
Midnight Rider (with Sonny Landreth, guitar)
Dreams (with Sonny Landreth, guitar)
Southbound (with Sonny Landreth, guitar; John Popper, harp; Steve Smith, drums)


Jesus Just Left Chicago (with Billy Gibbons, guitar & vocal and The Allman Brotherzz)
(Call It) Stormy Monday (with Billy Gibbons, guitar & vocals)
Statesboro Blues (with Billy Gibbons, guitar & vocals)
The Same Thing (with John Popper, harp)
Mountain Jam =>Smokestack Lightning =>Mountain Jam

One Way Out  (with John Popper, harp; Sonny Landreth & Bob Margolin, guitar)

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 26, 2009 4:59 pm

    Hey Black Raptor;
    Sorry I was such a fool and omitted the credit to both PervyMerv and your blogsite for the fine pic. I also crossposted it at and am fixing the credits there too. Neither of the sites are commercial endeavors and sometimes when I find a goodie I am in such a hurry to share it I just get spacey.
    I will also add your site to my blogroll if you have no objections.
    Gratefully Deadicated to peace in our lifetime I am a new fan of blackraptor;

  2. Brown Raptor permalink
    March 26, 2009 5:19 pm

    Nice pics.
    This comment would have been SO much better though with Disqus!

  3. rick vaughn permalink
    March 26, 2009 8:50 pm

    nice mervs, haynes looks like beavis’ dad! loved gibby’s comments. i broke all my gospel records.

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