Watch Molly Hatchet’s 1978 Performance Of “Dreams I’ll Never See”

Watch Molly Hatchet’s 1978 Performance Of “Dreams I’ll Never See” | I Love Classic Rock Videos

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Molly Hatchet rose to prominence in the late 70s thanks to their south rock upbringing that was influenced by the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd. In the video below, watch and be amazed at the band’s ability to perform on stage with this 1978 performance of “Dreams I’ll Never See.”

“Dreams I’ll Never See” or simply “Dreams,” was originally performed by the Allman Brothers Band, written by Gregg Allman. While residing in Los Angeles, Allman penned this melancholy tune about hopes that went unfulfilled. He moved away from Georgia to pursue a music career there, where he penned many songs. Upon his return, he teamed up with his brother Duane to establish The Allman Brothers Band. With that, this was the song that his fellow band members were finally convinced to form the group. “I showed them ‘Dreams,’ and let me tell you, they joined right in,” Allman wrote in his 2012 autobiography. “We learned that song the way you hear it today, and I was in, brother.” Midway through the song, you can hear Duane Allman transition to bottleneck guitar if you listen closely to the guitar part – a classic trademark of the late guitarist.

Molly Hatchet did a completely different rendition than the original and even made the title a bit longer, but it nevertheless captured the energy from the Allman Brothers. That is because the band opted to imitate Buddy Miles’ rework of the song, which was released in 1970. “Dreams I’ll Never See” opens the band’s eponymous album’s side two.

Watch the video here.