August 1973 – Ramblin Man by The Allman Brothers

August 1973 – a song popular in this month – Ramblin Man by The Allman Brothers

This is based on a 1951 Hank Williams song of the same title. It’s about a guy whose travels take him to many places, and he takes life as it comes.

Interesting facts about Ramblin Man & The Allman Brothers

This was The Allman’s first top 10 hit.

The band played this on the premiere of an ABC show called In Concert. It was their first national TV appearance, and also Berry Oakley’s last performance, as the bass player died in a motorcycle accident a week later.

Early names for the band included The Escorts, The 31st of February, Hour Glass, Almanac, and The Allman Joys.

A short part of this song appears in the 1973 movie The Exorcist. It’s used in a bar scene when the priest is in the bar.

This was kept out of the #1 spot by Cher’s “Half Breed.” Gregg Allman married Cher in 1975.

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