Gregg Allman

rock and blues singer, keyboardist, guitarist and songwriter Gregg Allman

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".
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First Listen: Gregg Allman, 'Southern Blood'
NPR - 6 months
A rock 'n' roll lifer says goodbye on his own terms. (Image credit: Danny Clinch)
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Last blast from Gregg Allman, Southern man
Reuters.com - 7 months
"Southern Blood", Allman's posthumous paean to his life and music to be released in September. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
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Last blast from Gregg Allman, Southern man
Reuters.com - 7 months
LONDON (Reuters) - So close to death was blues rocker Gregg Allman when he was making his final album, the cover photographer did not get to his Savannah, Georgia, house in time.
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Family of woman killed on set of Gregg Allman biopic awarded $11.2 mln
Reuters.com - 7 months
ATLANTA, July 18 (Reuters) - A Georgia jury has awarded more than $11.2 million to the family of a film worker who was killed in 2014 on the set of a biographical movie on rock singer Gregg Allman, court records show.
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PHOTOS: Adam West, Glenne Headly, Gregg Allman and other notable people lost already in 2017
ABC News - 9 months
Slideshow of celebrities and trailblazers who left their mark on society and died in 2017.
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Legendary Southern rocker Gregg Allman is laid to rest in Georgia
Chicago Times - 9 months
Legendary Southern rocker Gregg Allman was laid to rest Saturday near his older brother Duane in the same cemetery where they used to write songs among the tombstones, not far from US Highway 41. Thousands of fans lined the streets to honor the "Ramblin Man," who was carried into Rose Hill Cemetery...
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Cher honors ex-husband Gregg Allman at rocker's funeral
LATimes - 9 months
Legions of fans lined the streets of Macon, Ga., on Saturday to honor music legend Gregg Allman as he was carried to his final resting place in the same cemetery where he and his band members used to hang out and write songs amid the tombstones. The Saturday afternoon service was private, with...
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Warren Haynes Talks Gregg Allman's Influence, Struggles... - RollingStone.com
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RollingStone.com Warren Haynes Talks Gregg Allman's Influence, Struggles... RollingStone.com "When he opened his mouth and started singing ... there was this honesty that made a connection with people that was undeniable". Warren Haynes opens up to David Fricke about Gregg Allman's influence, talent, struggles and enduring legacy. Credit ... Gregg Allman's manager on details of singer's final days, albumABC News How Gregg Allman's Sons Forged Their Own Musical PathsUltimate Classic Rock The 10 Best Allman Brothers SongsStereogum Relix -Minneapolis Star Tribune -American Songwriter -The Boot all 92 news articles »
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Gregg Allman was the voice and face of Southern rock
LATimes - 9 months
Call it the big bang of Southern rock: the convergence of forces that led two brothers, Duane and Gregg Allman, to convene in Jacksonville, Fla., on March 26, 1969, for a jam session that would beget the Allman Brothers Band. Even further, call it a defining moment of the jam band era, because...
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Gregg Allman On World Cafe
NPR - 9 months
His 2011 record, Low Country Blues, was his first in 14 years. Produced by T-Bone Burnett, Blues featured covers of legendary artists like B.B. King and Muddy Waters. (Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 68
    On April 6, 2016, Allman's tour bus carrying his crew and horns crashed into a hillside in Jackson County, West Virginia.
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  • 2015
    Age 67
    Allman's mother, Geraldine, died in July 2015 at the age of 98.
    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.
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  • 2014
    Age 66
    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.
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  • 2012
    Age 64
    He went to rehab in 2012 for addiction following his medical treatments.
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  • 2011
    Age 63
    Upon its release in January 2011, it represented Allman's highest ever chart peak in the United States, debuting at number five.
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  • 2010
    Age 62
    He went on a waiting list and after five months, he underwent a successful liver transplant in 2010.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2007
    Age 59
    He was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 2007—which he attributed to a dirty tattoo needle.
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  • 2000
    Age 52
    Allman moved to Savannah, Georgia in 2000, purchasing five acres on the Belfast River, where he continues to live to this day.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1996
    Age 48
    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.
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  • 1995
    Age 47
    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.
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  • 1993
    Age 45
    The band grew contentious over a 1993 tour, in which Betts was arrested when he shoved two police officers.
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  • 1989
    Age 41
    The Allman Brothers Band celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 1989, and the band reunited for a summer tour, with Jaimoe once again on drums.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1986
    Age 38
    By 1986, he felt tired of having little funds, and teamed up with former bandmate Betts for several performances together.
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  • 1982
    Age 34
    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.
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  • 1978
    Age 30
    The Allman Brothers Band reunited in 1978, hiring two new members: guitarist Dan Toler and bassist David Goldflies.
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    Turmoil began to overwhelm their relationship, and the two divorced in 1978.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1977
    Age 29
    He recorded his second solo album, Playin' Up a Storm, with the Gregg Allman Band, and it was released in May 1977.
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  • 1976
    Age 28
    Their marriage produced one son, Elijah Blue Allman, who was born in July 1976.
  • 1975
    Age 27
    Allman married Cher in June 1975, and the two lived in Hollywood during their years together as tabloid favorites.
    Upon its release, it was considered subpar and sold less than its predecessor; the band later remarked that they were "embarrassed" about the album. From August 1975 to May 1976, the Allman Brothers Band played 41 shows to some of the biggest crowds of their career.
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    The sessions that produced 1975's Win, Lose or Draw, the last album by the original Allman Brothers Band, were disjointed and inconsistent.
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    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.
  • 1973
    Age 25
    Both albums were released in the autumn of 1973, with Brothers and Sisters cemented the Allman Brothers' place among the biggest rock bands of the 1970s. "Everything that we’d done before—the touring, the recording—culminated in that one album," Allman recalled. "Ramblin' Man", Betts' country-infused number, received interest from radio stations immediately, and it rose to number two on the Billboard Hot 100.
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    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.
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  • 1972
    Age 24
    Oakley, however, was visibly suffering from the death of his friend, and he too was killed in a motorcycle crash in November 1972. "Upset as I was, I kind of breathed a sigh of relief, because Berry’s pain was finally over," Allman said.
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    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.
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  • 1971
    Age 23
    Shortly thereafter, Duane was killed in a motorcycle crash in 1971.
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  • 1969
    Age 21
    The group's self-titled debut album was released in November 1969 through Atco and Capricorn Records, but received a poor commercial response, selling less than 35,000 copies upon initial release.
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    With his deal at Liberty fulfilled, he drove to Jacksonville, Florida in March 1969 to jam with the new band.
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  • 1968
    Age 20
    In October 1968, the 31st of February, aided by Gregg and Duane Allman, recorded several songs.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1967
    Age 19
    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.
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  • 1965
    Age 17
    He attended high school at Seabreeze High School, where he graduated in 1965.
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  • 1963
    Age 15
    He returned to Daytona Beach and pursued music further, and the duo formed another band, the Shufflers, in 1963.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Age 1
    In 1949, Willis Allman, having been recently promoted to captain, offered a hitchhiker a ride home and was subsequently shot and killed.
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  • 1947
    Born
    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.
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