Gregg Allman

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

Gregory LeNoir "Gregg" Allman is an American 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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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Gregg Allman.


1947 Birth Allman was born in 1947 in Nashville, Tennessee, thirteen months after his brother Duane. … Read More
1949 1 Year Old His father was in the US Army and in 1949 the family was relocated to Fort Story, Norfolk, Virginia. … Read More
1957 9 Years Old Eventually, in 1957, when his mother had finished her degree, the family settled in Daytona Beach, Florida, and the boys attended Seabreeze High School. … Read More


1965 17 Years Old However Duane would soon become the superior guitarist, giving up school in tenth grade to focus on it while Gregg practiced his vocals and keyboards, remained at school and finally graduated in 1965. … Read More


1969 21 Years Old Allman had long wanted to play the Hammond organ, and was given one immediately upon joining the band, which he had to quickly learn to play. Ever since, he has played the Hammond B-3 with a preference for a 1969-issue B3 hooked to a Leslie speaker 122RV and handled much of the lead vocals and songwriting for the band, along with occasional piano and guitar contributions.
1971 23 Years Old After the death of Duane Allman in 1971, Gregg Allman started out on a solo career.
1973 25 Years Old His first album, Laid Back, was released in 1973 to a positive critical reception. … Read More


1987 39 Years Old Allman's second chart single came in 1987 with the #49 peaking "I'm No Angel", from the album of the same name. … Read More


2007 59 Years Old Allman was diagnosed with Hepatitis C late 2007, which he attributes to infection from a dirty tattoo needle.


2010 62 Years Old On June 23, 2010, he underwent surgery for a liver transplant. … Read More
2011 63 Years Old The album was nominated as the Best Blues Album for the 2011 Grammy Awards. … Read More
2012 64 Years Old 1 More Event
Allman's memoirs of his life in music, My Cross to Bear, was released on May 1, 2012.
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