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  Encyclopedia: Berry Oakley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Raymond Berry Oakley III (born April 4, 1948, in Chicago, Illinois, died November 11, 1972 in Macon, Georgia), was an American bassist who was one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band.
Oakley was also the band member most involved in establishing domestic unity among the band's extended family.
On November 11, 1972, Oakley was involved in a motorcycle accident in Macon, a few blocks from where Duane Allman had had a fatal accident the year before.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Berry-Oakley   (770 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Music (Eat a Peach)
Berry was a horrible driver and, typically, he missed the turn and had to take a longer route over to Duane's house.
Berry was thrown from his bike and went skidding across the street.
Although immediately after the accident Berry Oakley was conscious, was able to walk under his own power, and declined medical treatment, he had fractured his skull and died in a hospital later that afternoon.
www.snopes.com /music/hidden/eatpeach.asp   (1722 words)

 Berry Oakley: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com
Oakley was riding his motorcycle with a member of the Allman Brothers' road crew, when they collided into a bus (just three blocks from where Allman met his fate).
Oakley was buried next to Allman (with matching tombstones), in the Civil War section of Macon's Rose Hill Cemetery, as the group soldiered on once more, with newcomer Lamar Williams taking Oakley's place.
Oakley's playing could be heard once more on a pair of live archival Allmans releases in the early '90s, 1991's Live at Ludlow Garage and 1992's Fillmore Concerts.
music.com /person/berry_oakley/1   (772 words)

 Vintage Guitar® magazine : Artist Pages
Berry’s band was playing the warm-up show for them at Westwood Junior High in Park Forest, Illinois when he found out about the impending departure of their bass player, and volunteered to take his place.
Berry was the unspoken leader after Duane passed and used to love to hold court at huge dinners in the ample dining room.
Berry’s grave is in the plot to the right of Duane’s, facing them from the Ocmulgee River in Macon’s peaceful Rose Hill Cemetery.
www.vintageguitar.com /artists/details.asp?ID=69   (869 words)

 Articles - Berry Oakley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On November 11, 1972, Oakley was involved in a motorcycle accident with a Macon bus, just three blocks from where Duane had a fatal accident the year before.
Oakley said he was okay after the accident, declined medical treatment, and went back to The Big House.
In 1998, the Georgia state legislature passed a resolution designating a bridge on State Highway 19, in Macon, Georgia, as the "Raymond Berry Oakley III Bridge" in memory of the great bassist.
www.mafox.com /articles/Berry_Oakley   (260 words)

 Hittin the Note - Because Music Matters - Archival Feature
Berry Oakley was born April 4, 1948 in Chicago.
She had met Berry and the other members of the Second Coming when she was in art school in Sarasota and had played in a jug band herself.
Berry collided broadside with the bus and was thrown 60 feet down the eastbound lane.
www.hittinthenote.com /archival_feature.asp   (3352 words)

 Oakley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oakley   (109 words)

 Blue Floyd blends rock, blues
Comprised of former Black Crowes guitarist Marc Ford, bassist/singer Berry Oakley, Gov't Mule sticks man Matt Abts and ex-Allman Brothers Band keyboard player Johnny Neel, the Blue Floyd lineup is an all-star ensemble picked from the who's who of '90s blues rock.
Eventually Oakley crept back onto stage, lowered the bass strap over his neck and matched Abts' drumming feats with a melodic bass solo that bled into "Brain Damage." After the first verse, Neel and Ford returned to stage and back to work.
Berry Oakley handled the bass duties masterfully and managed the songs' vocal styles very well.
www.usc.edu /student-affairs/dt/V142/N12/02-bluefloyd.12d.html   (573 words)

 Raymond Berry Oakley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Berry Oakley was an incredibly inventive and melodic bassist - yet somehow has never achieved the kind of revered quality amongst bassists as Duane has amongst guitarists.
This is a gross injustice, as without Berry the band would never have developed in the way it did.
He was constantly pushing whoever was soloing to greater and greater hights, and had a sense of anticipation which was unparalleled then and has hardly been touched now.
website.lineone.net /~tina.fothergill/abb/berry.html   (289 words)

 Cameron Crowe - Eyes & Ears - Books
The night before I was to leave, Gregg Allman - still mourning the recent deaths of his legendary guitarist-brother Duane Allman and bassist Berry Oakley - had a late-night vision that the FBI could possibly be using me to investigate his band.
Most of the brothers believe that it was the new musical direction that brought Berry Oakley out of a year-long depression he had suffered after Duane Allman's death.
Oakley's playing degenerated, and though the band doesn't admit it, there had been some vague thought given to perhaps replacing him.
www.cameroncrowe.com /eyes_ears/articles/crowe_jrl_allman_bros.html   (6094 words)

 Hittin the Note - Because Music Matters - Featured Release
The remaining members - Gregg Allman on vocals and keyboards, Dickey Betts on guitar, Berry Oakley on bass, and drummers Butch Trucks and Jaimoe - hit the stage less than a month after Duane's death, and the music that literally burned with passion served as the best possible form of grieving.
Berry had always played bass like a third guitarist, but with Duane gone, Oakley's playing became monstrous - his thundering lines filled all sorts of voids in the music with an emotion and splendor that was part evil, part magic.
On November 11, 1972, Berry Oakley was killed when his motorcycle collided with a city bus in Macon, only three blocks from the site of Duane's fatal crash.
www.hittinthenote.com /featured_release2.asp?ref=HTWM   (908 words)

 Oakley Dartboard Berry/G30 Black @ GearReview.com
The Oakley Dartboard’s monolithic shield of optically pure Plutonite┬« is flanked by lugs of stainless steel.
Oakley’s proprietary lens material blocks 100% of all UV and allows the Dartboard to exceed ANSI Z80.3 Industrial Standards for impact protection.
This lightweight optical instrument is finished with true metal icons on the male configuration and metal script logos on the female variant (Berry and Honey frame colors).
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 Duane Allman and the Allman Brothers Band
Brothers Duane (guitar) and Greg Allman (vocals/keyboards), who started the group were joined by Dicky Betts (guitar), Berry Oakley (bass), and Butch Trucks and "Jonny" Jai Jai Johanson (both drums).
The following year Berry Oakley lost control of his motorcycle and struck a Macon city bus near the intersection of Napier Avenue near Inverness Street, roughly 3 blocks from the site of Duane's accident.
Oakley refused medical assistance in spite of a serious head injury.
www.ourgeorgiahistory.com /chronpop/38   (385 words)

 The Big House - The Allman Brothers Band Museum
On November 11, 1972, Berry Oakley was killed in a motorcycle crash when his bike collided with a bus on Napier Avenue in Macon.
Berry was killed only three blocks from the site of Duane’s accident, and like Duane, he was just 24 years old.
Berry had been particularly shattered by the loss of Duane - he had completely shared in Duane’s ambitions for the band, and if Duane was the musical visionary of the Allman Brothers, Berry was the spiritual leader of the Brotherhood.
www.thebighousemuseum.org /theBand.htm   (2942 words)

 The Blacklisted Journalist,RETROPOP SCENE:SPITTING IN THE FACE OF THE DEVIL,The Allman Brothers,Duane Allman,Berry ...
Yes, Berry Oakley lived in a nice part of town, on lnneville Avenue in the Ingleside section of Macon, Georgia, lived in a house with his wife Linda and their 4-year-old daughter, Brittany---not bad for a 24-year-old kid who once had been an altar boy in Chicago and had dreamed of becoming a priest.
Berry had left Chicago when he was 15, left to play guitar with The Romans, Tommy Roa’s backup band.
To Berry, Duane was a big star, already a legendary session man in Muscle Shoals.
www.bigmagic.com /pages/blackj/column70c.html   (1103 words)

 Old Chester, PA: Biographical Sketches: Oakley H. Berry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Oakley H. Berry of 1123 Concord road has been patrolling a beat for the police department for more than 12 years.
A native of Chester, he attended Watts, Washington, Douglass and Chester High Schools, and before being sworn in as a policeman worked at the Congoleum-Nairn plant, Trainer, as a machine operator, and at Sun Ship as a tank tester.
Berry did special police investigating work during World War II and has four diplomas from police schools.
www.oldchesterpa.com /biographies/berry_oakley_h.htm   (186 words)

 Banish -Special Cream
Berry’s bass work grooves immensely and he sings great too.
We were fortunate to have soul sisters and brothers in attendance who grew up in LA and San Francisco, who were at Cream shows in ’67 and ’68.
Berry had been up in San Francisco with The Allman Bros. Band playing at a Duane Allman tribute show at The Fillmore.
www.franbanish.com /cream.html   (612 words)

 GGA - SR 370 - Allman Brothers Band; honoring memory of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
GGA - SR 370 - Allman Brothers Band; honoring memory of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley
SR 370 - Allman Brothers Band; honoring memory of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley
A resolution honoring the memories and families of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley, late founding members of the Allman Brothers Band; and for other purposes.
www.legis.state.ga.us /legis/2001_02/sum/sr370.htm   (55 words)

 OKB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Since Waylon's dad, Door's guitarist Robby Krieger -- (Berry's godfather, by the way) -- had a studio full of guitars, they would hand around at Robby's and play music whenever they could.
After short turns in various Los Angeles bands, Berry (at 16 years old) hooked up with his late father Barry Oakley's band The Allman Brothers -- in 1989 he toured the U.S. as a guest bassist -- taking the same position his father did many years before, and hasn't stopped playing since.
After a magical late night jam session with another childhood friend Duane Betts, Berry knew they had found what they were looking for.
www.rock-the-world.com /okb.html   (504 words)

 Ed Grisamore - Article
After Duane was killed in a motorcycle wreck on Hillcrest Avenue in October 1971, bass player Berry Oakley wore the strap as a tribute.
Brantley was introduced to Oakley in 1972 and joined the band as a roadie.
After Oakley died, road manager Buffalo Evans distributed the musician's possessions to family and friends.
www.grisamore.com /article.php?id=49   (556 words)

 OKB: Oakley Krieger Band Biography
Since Waylon's dad, Door's guitarist Robby Krieger -- (Berry's godfather, by the way) -- had a studio full of guitars, they would hang around at Robby's and play music whenever they could.
After short turns in various Los Angeles bands, Berry (at 16 years old) hooked up with his late father Berry Oakley's band The Allman Brothers.
In 1996 Berry and Waylon moved back to Los Angeles and started thinking about forming their own band.
members.aol.com /okband/bio.htm   (535 words)

Honoring the memories and families of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley, late founding members of the Allman Brothers Band; and for other purposes.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE that the members of this body honor the memories of the late Duane Allman and Berry Oakley and their families.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate is authorized and directed to transmit appropriate copies of this resolution to the family of Duane Allman and the family of Berry Oakley.
www.legis.state.ga.us /legis/2001_02/fulltext/sr370.htm   (247 words)

 Macon Magazine - Macon Georgia Entertainment, Restaurants & Tourism
Linda and Berry Oakley and their daughter, Brittany, lived there.
Berry's sister, Candy, and Duane's brother, Gregg, also lived there.
As fans of the band know, Berry Oakley and Duane Allman were both killed in tragic accidents.
www.maconmagazine.com /features.cfm?content=Feature2   (425 words)

 Amazon.com: Midnight Riders : The Story of the Allman Brothers Band: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
For example, it is commonly believed that Berry Oakley went into a major decline after Duane Allman's death, that he never really got over it.
Berry's sister, Candace, however, takes issue with this portrayal of her brother's final year and her rebuttal is in the book as well.
But it is pretty impressive they managed to not only survive Duane Allman's and Berry Oakley's death but also that they managed to still be a great band without Duane, the elder Allman and founder/leader of the band.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0316294527?v=glance   (2374 words)

 Fender Players Club - Allman Brothers
Driven by Butch Trucks' and Jaimoe's relentlessly propulsive, inventive twin drumming, Greg Allman's bluesy organ comping and Berry Oakley's roaming, melodic basslines, Dickey Betts and Duane Allman crafted a remarkable twin lead guitar approach.
This combination of great songwriting, instrumental superiority and spiritual questing has sustained the band through Duane Allman's and Berry Oakley's tragic deaths and a host of other personal and professional setbacks.
Almost exactly one year later, and only three blocks away, Berry Oakley was killed in another motorcycle crash.
www.fenderplayersclub.com /artists_lounge/featured_artists/allman_bros.htm   (1078 words)

 Claude "Butch" Trucks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
One of Trucks' first bands was local Jacksonville band The Vikings, who made one 45" record in 1964.
He helped form The Allman Brothers Band in 1969, along with Duane Allman (guitar), Gregg Allman (vocals and organ), Dickey Betts (guitar), Berry Oakley (bass), and fellow drummer Jai Johanny Johanson.
Trucks continues to record and perform with the Allman Brothers Band today.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Butch_Trucks   (221 words)

 Rose Hill Cemetery
In the late 80's, individual fans of the Allman Brothers Band found that they were visiting the gravesites of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley.
GABBA grew out of these individual efforts to show respect for Duane and Berry to saving and preserving local Georgia monuments and mementos that had a part in the early formation of what would continue 30 years later with the Allman Brothers Band.
The desire to show Duane and Berry that they had not been forgotten grew into showing that same respect to all of the people who have been laid to rest at Rose Hill and their families.
www.gabba.org /rosehill.htm   (547 words)

 1 0 6 9 T H E F O X . C O M   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Duane Allman and Berry Oakley each died in motorcycle accidents just a year a part from each other, the band managed to pick themselves and continue on releasing the number one album Brothers And Sisters.
Bassist Berry Oakley dies in a motorcycle accident three blocks from where Duane Allman's fatal crash occurred a year earlier.
The Allman Brothers, along with The Band and the Grateful Dead perform at the Watkins Glen "Summer Jam" in front of a crowd of 600,000.
www.1069thefox.com /artistoftheweek_allmanbrothers.asp   (411 words)

 On the Waterfront, Inc. - Rockford, Illinois
The group has ridden the roller coaster of rock and roll going from one of America's hottest groups, to one of the lowest, and back again, proving in the 2000's to be one of the greatest groups of all time.
In 1969 brothers Duane and Gregg Allman teamed up with Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, Dickey Betts and "Jaimoe" to create one of the hottest rock groups of the 70's.
Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle crash, and then only one year later Berry Oakley died under eerily similar circumstances only a few blocks away from where Duane was killed.
www.onthewaterfront.com /news08.htm   (760 words)

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