Gregg Allman

Rock and Blues Singer + Keyboardist + Guitarist and Songwriter
Born Dec 8, 1947

Gregory LeNoir Allman, known as Gregg Allman, is a rock and blues singer, keyboardist, guitarist and songwriter, and a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band. He was inducted with the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2006. His distinctive voice placed him in 70th place in the Rolling Stone list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time".… Read More

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1947 Birth Gregg Allman was born Gregory LeNoir Allman at St. Thomas Hospital on December 8, 1947 in Nashville, Tennessee to Willis Turner Allman and Geraldine Robbins Allman. … Read More
1949 1 Year Old In 1949, Willis Allman, having been recently promoted to captain, offered a hitchhiker a ride home and was subsequently shot and killed. … Read More


1963 15 Years Old …  He returned to Daytona Beach and pursued music further, and the duo formed another band, the Shufflers, in 1963.
1965 17 Years Old He attended high school at Seabreeze High School, where he graduated in 1965. … Read More
1967 19 Years Old He arranged a recording contract with Liberty Records in June 1967, and they began to record an album under the new name the Hour Glass, suggested by their producer, Dallas Smith. … Read More


1968 20 Years Old …  In October 1968, the 31st of February, aided by Gregg and Duane Allman, recorded several songs. … Read More
1969 21 Years Old 1 More Event
With his deal at Liberty fulfilled, he drove to Jacksonville, Florida in March 1969 to jam with the new band. … Read More
1971 23 Years Old …  Shortly thereafter, Duane was killed in a motorcycle crash in 1971. … Read More
1972 24 Years Old 1 More Event
…  The Allman Brothers Band played 90 shows in 1972 in support of the record. "We were playing for him and that was the way to be closest to him," said Trucks. … Read More
1973 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Their 1973 album Brothers and Sisters became their biggest hit, and Allman pursued a solo career afterward, releasing his debut album, Laid Back the same year. Internal turmoil took over the group, leading to a 1975 breakup. … Read More
In January 1975, Allman began a relationship with pop star Cher—which made him more "famous for being famous than for his music," according to biographer Alan Paul.
1976 28 Years Old Their marriage produced one son, Elijah Blue Allman, who was born in July 1976.
1977 29 Years Old He recorded his second solo album, Playin' Up a Storm, with the Gregg Allman Band, and it was released in May 1977. … Read More


1978 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Turmoil began to overwhelm their relationship, and the two divorced in 1978. … Read More
1982 34 Years Old …  The band, considering their post-reunion albums "embarrassing," subsequently broke up in 1982 after clashing with Clive Davis, who rejected every producer the band suggested for a possible third album, including Tom Dowd and Johnny Sandlin. "We broke up in '82 because we decided we better just back out or we would ruin what was left of the band’s image," said Betts. … Read More
1986 38 Years Old By 1986, he felt tired of having little funds, and teamed up with former bandmate Betts for several performances together. … Read More


1989 41 Years Old The Allman Brothers Band celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 1989, and the band reunited for a summer tour, with Jaimoe once again on drums. … Read More
1993 45 Years Old …  The band grew contentious over a 1993 tour, in which Betts was arrested when he shoved two police officers. … Read More
1995 47 Years Old The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in January 1995; Allman was severely inebriated and could not make it through his acceptance speech. … Read More
1996 48 Years Old During their 1996 run at the Beacon, turmoil came to a breaking point between Allman and Betts, nearly causing a cancellation of a show and causing another band breakup. … Read More


2000 52 Years Old Allman moved to Savannah, Georgia in 2000, purchasing five acres on the Belfast River, where he continues to live to this day. … Read More
2007 59 Years Old He was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 2007—which he attributed to a dirty tattoo needle. … Read More


2010 - 2012 3 More Events
2014 66 Years Old In 2014, a tribute concert was held celebrating Allman's career; it was later released as All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice Of Gregg Allman. … Read More
2015 67 Years Old 1 More Event
After the dissolution of the Allman Brothers, Allman has kept busy performing music with his band, releasing the live album Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA in 2015. … Read More
2016 68 Years Old On April 6, 2016, Allman's tour bus carrying his crew and horns crashed into a hillside in Jackson County, West Virginia. … Read More
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