The music photography magazine gallery of

The Allman Brothers Band concert pictures

`The Allman Brothers Band`are a Southern / Blues Rock band from America. Here they are photographed & captured in ANALOG from the stage & pit area during their 1980 and 1981 concerts in America. For more information & to follow the band on social media use the following external links.

Facebook  Website

The Allman Brothers Band concert pictures ~ Bill O’Leary

A word from the photographer


As godfathers of the Southern Rock genre in music, I was looking forward to shooting the band and hopefully getting some great shots. I photographed them twice, once in 1980 touring in support of the “Reach for The Sky” album at the Palladium Theater in lower Manhattan, New York City. Then once again the following year, 1981, touring in support of the “Brothers of the Road” album, where I photographed them at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, New Jersey.

This was a period for the band when they had a new record deal and had reformed after breaking up four years earlier. Two new members were recruited from the Dickey Betts solo band Great Southern, Dan Toler on guitar and David Goldflies on bass. Unfortunately, this was also a time of continued addiction issues with Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts. This reunion period only lasted 3 years before the band broke up once again.

The Palladium Theater  1980

The performance at the Palladium Theater in 1980 was great as I remember, there were many old school original fans from all appearances. They played all of the original band favorites, “Melissa”, “Blue Sky”, “Ramblin’ Man” and of course “Whipping Post”. Dickey Betts was in top form, playing amazing slide guitar passages and picking that amazing southern guitar rock sound he had become legendary for.

Capitol Theater 1981

The 1981 show was quite different, both visually and musically as well. Dickey Betts had cleaned up his appearance with a short haircut, looking as if he were headed to a court appearance. The music, including new single “Straight from the Heart” sounded more modern, and slick. Overall, it was not the classic Allman Brothers Band feel of the year before, and for sure not the feel of the classic era of the band of years earlier.

Location and date of these concert captures 

Palladium Theater / New York / & / Capitol Theater / New Jersey / America / 1980 /81

Photographer`s favourite shot

Affiliate links 

Chasing The Light Art is a self funding music photography magazine & this post contains affiliate links (ads) that we think are useful to you. When you click / shop through them, Chasing The Light Art will receive a small commission with NO increase in price to you.

Google ads

Google ads are also used on this post & when activated & viewed it doesn’t cost you a penny or a cent more.

Record Label

Peach / ABB Recording
iRig MIX - Mobile Mixer for iPhone, iPod touch & iPad


Watch the slideshow of The Allman Brothers Band in concert

The Greatest Showman Sheet Music

Supporting the site

If your not a fan of the ads but want to show your appreciation, support & help the site grow & to ensure it continues then a 3 euro coffee at  Support Me on Ko-fi  is much appreciated..Thank you..


After you have enjoyed the analog The Allman Brothers Band concert pictures taken whilst performing in America from Bill O’Leary then make sure to visit his GALLERYYou will find more of his relevant work , links to his social media / websites & other published & non published portfolios. You can also view this photographer`s full A to Z of ALL the bands & artists they have photographed for Chasing The Light Art.The links below are where you will find more great Rock n Roll & America concert images & reviews from this photographer.

Gallery  A to Z

Explore Chasing The Light Art

The Chasing The Light Art music photography magazine is full of concert and festival pictures from around the world. Choose the Home page to start with or there are numerous music photographers from around the world to discover. All music genres are catered for and you can select your favourite  genre from the Home page menu or use the button here to view an A to Z gallery list of all the bands and artists that have been captured live in concert by the Chasing The light Art photographers.

Home  All Photographers  A to Z of All Bands

The Photographer`s book

The must have books for any music enthusiast. Featuring a collection of outstanding concert images and reviews from the late 1970’s through the 1990’s by music and Pit photographer Bill O’Leary.

Timeless Concert Images

artistworks online music lessons

Contact the Photographer for Employment

Live music event promoters, if you are searching for an experienced Pit photographer to cover your next music event, try this live music and Pit photographer from Colorado / America.  With an amazing portfolio of work spanning 40 years of concert photography it is well worth the visit to his website.

Images for Sale

The concert and festival images seen here are copyright of the Photographer. Nearly all are available for purchase in various sizes.  Contact the photographer directly for more information.

Latest articles from this photographer

Subscribe, Share and Follow Chasing The Light Art

We do not publish weekly or monthly or quarterly… We publish daily..ish.

There is no newsletter or subscription fees for our magazine. To subscribe:-

LIKE because you do. SHARE because more people need to see these great images.  FOLLOW because we update daily ish. BOOKMARK because we bring you amazing Music Images from around the World from real PIT Photographers.

Check in regularly to see what’s in the latest section and follow us on Facebook or Twitter for daily updates of The  Chasing The Light Art Magazine .

All images belong to the Pit Photographer and are published with thanks and with permission from the photographer.

All rights Reserved.

Chasing The Light Art 

The concert and music photography magazine

iRig KEYS - Universal MIDI controller keyboard for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac/PC

Previous articleAndy C and Tonn Piper
Next articleMagma

Concert and festival photographer

Bill O'Leary

Based in Colorado / America

The A to Z list of bands and performers

error: Content is protected by Chasing The Light Art... All images © of the Photographer.