Berry Oakley

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Birthday
4, 1948
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Nov 11, 1972 (24)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
4, 1948
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Nov 11, 1972 (24)

About

Bassist known for being a founding member of the popular southern rock group The Allman Brothers Band. He passed away after being involved in a motorcycle accident in Macon, Georgia and is remembered by fans for his melodic playing style.

Before Fame

He grew up in Park Forest, Illinois and later moved to Florida, where he joined The Second Coming, the band of Dickey Betts.

Trivia

His fatal accident occurred a mere three blocks away from where bandmate Duane Allman had previously died in a motorcycle accident.

Family Life

His son Berry has played bass with artists like Bloodline and Edgar Winter.

Associated With

He played alongside singer and keyboardist Gregg Allman in The Allman Brothers Band.