The music world lost a great one Saturday when Allman Brothers Band figurehead Gregg Allman passed away in Savannah, Ga., at the age of 69. Together with his crack band, Allman was one of rock music’s consummate performers, with generations of fans following him through five decades’ worth of marathon shows and countless musicians learning at his feet, often literally. Perhaps best known for his inimitable voice—smoky and dark, yet sensual and comforting—Allman’s often subtle work on piano and organ formed the underpinning for the theatrics that made Allman Brothers shows the spectacles they were.
In honor of Allman, we dug into our vault of concert recordings here at Paste and pulled out a very special performance by the Allman Brothers Band from Sept. 23 1970, the day their second album, Idlewild South, came out. Watch Gregg and the band at the peak of their powers, doing what they do best in these exclusive video clips of classics “Whipping Post,” Dreams” and “Don’t Keep Me Wondering.”