Allen Collins Band


Allen Collins Band

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Name = Allen Collins Band


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Origin = Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Genre = Southern rock, Hard rock, Blues-rock
Years_active = 1983–1984
Label = MCA Records
Associated_acts = Allen Collins Band
Past_members = Randall Hall
Allen Collins
Barry Harwood
Leon Wilkeson
Jimmy Doughtry Billy Powell
Derek Hess

The Allen Collins Band was a spinoff of Southern Rock bands Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Rossington-Collins Band. It existed from 1983-1984 and was formed shortly after the dissolution of the Rossington Collins Band.

The band's name was originally Horsepower, but executives at MCA (whom the band released their only album through) wanted a name that would make the band stand out. So, the band was re-christened "The Allen Collins Band." Most of the band members carried over from RCB, with the exceptions of Dale Krantz and Gary Rossington, who had gotten married and decided to drop out of the music lifestyle and raise a family.

Band Members

* Allen Collins - Guitars
* Billy Powell - Piano
* Leon Wilkeson - Bass
* Barry Lee Harwood - Guitar
* Derek Hess - Drums
* Randall Hall - Guitar
* Jimmy Doughtry - Vocals

Discography

* "Here, There, and Back" (MCA 1983)
** Although guitarist Collins wrote six of the tracks on the album, he only plays on two of them - "Chapter One" (Rhythm and Solo) and "Hangin' Judge" (2nd Solo).

Live Recordings

* "Live at the Lone Star Cafe" November 7, 1983
** This is the only known live recording of the band.
** Intermingled with the setlist are a few Lynyrd Skynyrd covers, with the set culminating in what is the final recorded version of Freebird with Allen Collins.


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