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Southern rock music pioneer Gregg Allman dies

Southern rock music pioneer Gregg Allman dies

Fans of iconic southern rock group The Allman Brothers Band were devastated on Saturday after the band's founding member, Gregg Allman, passed away at the age of 69.

Allman's brother Duane, a co-founder of the group and a legendary guitar player, died in a motorcycle accident in 1971 at the age of 24. "I think he was driven by a certain amount of survivor's guilt, from his dad (who was killed by a hitchhiker when Allman was a boy) to his brother and all other band deaths and tragedies, all the way down to his more recent health issues".

In recent years though - especially the last 18 months - an even scarier and more real reflection of my stage of life has come with the passing of many of my teen idols.

"'Little Milton' Campbell had the strongest set of pipes I ever heard on a human being", Allman wrote in his autobiography, "My Cross to Bear", written with Alan Light (2012).

At Rock House on Tybee Island, some other Allman Brothers fans shared their reactions with WJCL News.

His final studio album, "Southern Blood", produced by Don Was, was scheduled to be released this year. Together they formed the nucleus of The Allman Brothers Band. "He taught me to be absolutely sure of every note you hit, and to hit it solid". Bassist Berry Oakley also perished in similar circumstances a year later. As he said in one of his best-known songs: "Well, I've got to run to keep from hidin",/And I'm bound to keep on ridin"/And I've got one more silver dollar, /But I'm not gonna let "em catch me, no, /Not gonna let "em catch the Midnight Rider".

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Collectively between the Allman Brothers Band and solo work, Allman released 17 studio albums and 18 live albums, including the classic 1971 double LP At Fillmore East, which is considered one of the greatest live albums of all time. Personal wars and infighting with members of band have been reported, and Mr. Allman has been candid in the past about his extended substance abuse and his troubled relationships with some of his partners and some of his children.

Allman continued recording and touring, both with reunited versions of the Allmans Brothers Band and with his own bands, for some 40 years.

The track is listed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 songs that shaped rock and roll, and it is one of the few songs covered by fellow influential artist Frank Zappa.

Americana rock pioneer Gregg Allman has died peacefully at his home after battles with numerous health problems. "They don't make anymore like Gregg Allman". "Gregg Allman I will miss you". In 1969, they were signed along with Oakley, guitarist Dickey Betts and drummers Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson and Butch Trucks as The Allman Brothers Band by Macon, Ga-based Capricorn Records.

After the surgery, he turned to music to help him recover and released in 2011 his first solo album in 14 years, "Low Country Blues".

A year later, she reteamed with Bono for a new Sonny and Cher Show on TV, which led Allman to file for divorce, but they reconciled when he learned she was pregnant with their son, Elijah Blue Allman. "I knew Duane much better".


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