“He’s the one that inspired us, Lynyrd Skynyrd and myself. He was the guy down South that we used to really watch.
“The Allman Brothers had their band before us. They were about five or six years older, so they were already doing what we were fixin’ to do. Duane... what a blues player. I think he’s the best on the slide that ever was. You’ve got him and Ry Cooder, but Duane’s probably the best. He’s got his own touch and his own technique.
“Listen to Layla. You can hear what he’s playing there. Man, he was so great. Tom Dowd, the producer, told us all the stories of them staying up late, drinking and having a party. That sounded like some fun times.”