The Allman Brothers Band have announced the passing of Joseph Lawrence "Red Dog" Campbell. He died February 21 after a battle with cancer. He was 68.
One of the original and longtime crew members for the Allman Brothers Band, his photo is memorialized on the back of the group’s <em>At Fillmore East</em> album, and writer/filmmaker Cameron Crowe included a character based on him in the film <em>Almost Famous</em>.
After returning from Vietnam, Red Dog introduced himself to the fledgling band and helped support them with his pension checks and worked with the band for years. Red Dog chronicled his adventures with the Allman Brothers Band in his book <em>The Legendary Red Dog: A Book of Tails</em>.
There is no funeral service, but a memorial is being planned for Friday, April 22 at Macon, GA’s Cox Theatre. Campbell requested donations on his behalf be sent to:
Hospice Of Central Georgia
858 High Street
Macon, GA 31201
Donations can also be given via http://splat.mansellgroup.net/hospice/give.asp.