A US rock band led by Collins himself on guitar, the Allen Collins Band additionally comprised Jimmy Dougherty (vocals), Randall Hall (guitar), Barry Harwood (guitar), Billy Powell (b. 3 June 1952; keyboards), Leon Wilkeson (b. 2 April 1952; bass) and Derek Hess (drums). Powell and Wilkeson were both formerly members of Lynyrd Skynyrd. After the air crash in October 1977 that killed several members of that band they separated until deciding to work together again in 1983. Playing a strong selection of ‘southern boogie’ material similar in style to that patented by the duo’s parent band, they added brass accompaniment for their 1983 MCA Records release, Here There And Back. However, their debut album proved to be their sole recording.