Joseph “Red Dog” Campabell passed away yesterday afternoon. He was one the most famous roadies in music, working with The Allman Brothers Band for over 30 years. So famous, in fact, that he appeared on the back cover of The Allman Brothers live album At the Fillmore East, and was written into the film Almost Famous by rock-journalist-turned-writer/director Cameron Crowe. Campbell’s adventures were recorded in his 2001 book The Legendary Red Dog: A Book of Tails.
When Campbell was diagnosed with cancer last year, several musicians came together for a sold out show, the “Throw The Dog A Bone Benefit” to help ease the burden of some of the medical expenses.
His passing was announced via a statement on the Allman Brothers Band website saying, “He will always be remembered by all those who knew him. The Old Dog is out of the house, howling with his Brothers.”