A new memoir about The Allman Brothers Band’s founding member Duane Allman written by the late guitarist’s daughter, Galadrielle is called “Please Be With Me: A Song for My Father Duane Allman”. She was just two years old when Duane was killed in a motorcycle crash sharing her experiences growing up as his only child.
Talking to ABC News about taking on the writing of the book, she explains, “I dreaded pursuing his story as a reporter would, asking uncomfortable questions and following every lead. I couldn’t imagine interviewing my family, but I knew that if I didn’t, I would never be satisfied.”
She adds, “Learning about him changed my life completely. A missing piece that I thought could only be had by knowing him has been returned to me, assembled from all the gathered fragments word by word.
Galadrielle describes the memoir as “my song of love, built around the lost chord.”
Commenting about Please Be with Me, Allmans frontman and Duane’s younger brother Gregg Allman says, “I thought I knew everything there was to know about him, but Galadrielle’s deep and insightful book came as a revelation to me, as it will to everyone who reads it.”