Duane Allman, San Francisco, 1970
© Jim Marshall Photography LLC

Duane Allman, San Francisco, 1970

By Jim Marshall
About the image

American guitarist Duane Allman, was the founder and leader of the Allman Brothers Band. His guitar tone, achieved with a Gibson Les Paul and two 50-watt bass Marshall amplifiers, helped rank him as the second greatest guitarist of all time in Rolling Stone's top 100 guitarists in 2003. 

Jim Marshall met up with him before a gig and captured him here through the doorway to the bathroom of San Francisco's Holiday Inn, afterward they went to dinner at Jim's mother's house. 

Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident in October of 1971, shortly after another visit to San Francisco. In his first book, which was dedicated to Duane among others, Jim said that "the day he died, I walked the streets of San Francisco for about fourteen hours. This is a kid who makes me cry, and I still do sometimes when I look at this picture." 

Release Notes:

This is a signed original Lifetime Photograph by Jim Marshall.

Lifetime Photographs were typically:

  • Printed as 11" x 14" or 16" x 20" (sheet size), and were not designated as limited editions (with very few exceptions).

  • Produced as silver gelatin prints (black & white), or C-prints and pigment prints (color), and occasionally as platinum and dye-transfer prints.

  • Printed and signed by Jim Marshall between the mid-1990s and 2010. Older pieces are usually smaller and dry-mounted, and we classify those as "Vintage."

Collector's Notes:

  • These signed photographs come directly from Jim Marshall's estate archive, and are now extraordinarily rare and increasingly valuable.

  • Pieces will usually ship within a few days of purchase.

  • Buyers will receive a certificate of authenticity following delivery of your artwork.

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