In a grim coincidence, a year later, Allman Brothers Band member Berry Oakley died after crashing his motorcycle just three blocks from where Duane was killed. Berry was 24.
REMEMBERING J. GEILS. Great guitarist, leader of the J. Geils Band, died April 11, 2017, at the age of 71.
Ron ‘Pigpen’ McKernan was just 27 when he was found dead on March 8, 1973, of a gastointestinal hemorrhage at his home in Corte Madera, Marin County, California.