View Full Version : Sad News Here Guys and Gals ..... Gregg Allman dies ....

05-27-2017, 1:49 PM
Gregg Allman, Soulful Trailblazer of Southern Rock.

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Gregg Allman, the soulful singer-songwriter and rock n' blues pioneer who founded The Allman Brothers Band with his late brother, Duane, and composed such classics as "Midnight Rider," "Melissa" and the epic concert jam "Whipping Post," has died at age 69, Billboard has learned. He was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 1999 and underwent a liver transplant in 2010.

With his long blond hair, cool facade and songs that chronicled restless, wounded lives, Allman came to personify the sexy, hard-living rock outlaw in a life marked by musical triumph and calamitous loss.

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05-28-2017, 5:01 AM
RIP The great music he and his band made will live on ......the soundtrack of many lives...

05-28-2017, 8:11 AM
Yep that was some sad news for sure...... RIP

05-29-2017, 10:03 AM
Rest In Peace Allman Brothers Band.
Duane, Berry, A. Woody. Butch, & now Gregg allman Rest in peace Brothers.

05-29-2017, 10:26 AM
One of my favorite tunes by Gregg is an old recording from the '60s before
Duane & Gregg formed ABB. Gregg, Duane, & Butch had a little band called
31st of February. They were just teenagers, But listen to Gregg's vocals<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/K_tGAWZaAXo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
on Morning Dew, So much Soul for a young kid just starting out.
Duane also does a fine job on this tune.

05-29-2017, 10:50 AM
I almost got to meet Gregg once at a concert at Red Rocks in 2000.
Some buds of mine had back stage passes, & I got to meet Derek Trucks,
Susan Tedeski, Oteil Burbridge, & the Great Jimmy Herring. They all signed
my Allman Bros T shirt that I was wearing, but unfortunately Gregg was busy
& we didn't get to meet the legend. The band had just fired Dickey who
was boozing hard, & They brought in Jimmy Herring, He's a fine guitarist but
It was obvious He needed more time with the band, & the show wasn't that
awesome to say the least.

the best ABB line up in my opinion was in the early to mid 90's with the awesome Allen Woody
on Bass, & Warren Haynes playing along side Dickey Betts, who was at His peak. Truly awesome guitar sound.


05-30-2017, 7:44 AM
This is the worst one for me of the past 2 years. Butch was a close second. Worse than Glen Frey because Greg wasn't a dick. Say hey to your Brother Greg. RIP.