• Duane Allman
  • Duane Allman "Eat a Peach is a 1972 double album by the American Southern rock group The Allman Brothers Band; it was the last to include founding member and lead slide guitar player Duane Allman, who was killed in a motorcycle accident while the album was being recorded." "The widespread story regarding the origin of the album's title, that the truck involved in Duane Allman's fatal motorcycle accident was a peach truck, is not correct; the truck involved was actually a flatbed lumber truck. The name actually came from something Duane said in an interview shortly before he was killed. When asked what he was doing to help the anti-war effort, Duane replied, "There ain't no revolution, it's evolution, but every time I'm in Georgia I eat a peach for peace; the two-legged Georgia variety." " "Allman Brothers fans sometimes speculate that Duane Allman's reference was to T. S. Eliot's poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" (1917): Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach? I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach. I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each In the context of Eliot's familiar poem, the peach represents the sensuous immediate realities of full-blooded life (due to the associations between peaches and sexuality), which the album's title Eat a Peach dares one to embrace." Source and further information:

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