Gregg Allman

Gregg Allman

 

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Gregory LeNoir "Gregg" Allman (December 8, 1947 – May 27, 2017) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. He was known for performing in the Allman Brothers Band. Allman grew up with an interest in rhythm and blues music, and the Allman Brothers Band fused it with rock music, jazz, and country at times. He wrote several of the band's biggest songs, including "Whipping Post", "Melissa", and "Midnight Rider". Allman also had a successful solo career, releasing seven studio albums. He was born and spent much of his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee, before relocating to Daytona Beach, Florida.

He and his brother, Duane Allman, formed the Allman Brothers Band in 1969, which reached mainstream success with their 1971 live album At Fillmore East. Shortly thereafter, Duane was killed in a motorcycle crash. The band continued on, with Brothers and Sisters (1973) representing their largest sales. Allman began a solo career with Laid Back the same year, and was perhaps most famous for his marriage to pop star Cher for the rest of the decade. He had an unexpected late career hit in the song "I'm No Angel" in 1987, and his seventh solo album, Low Country Blues (2011), saw the highest chart positions of his career. Throughout his life, Allman struggled with alcohol and substance abuse, which formed the basis of his acclaimed memoir My Cross to Bear (2012). His final album, Southern Blood, was released September 8, 2017.

Allman performed with a Hammond organ and guitar, and was recognized for his soulful voice. For his work in music, Allman was referred to as a Southern rock pioneer[1] and received numerous awards, including one Grammy Award; he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. His distinctive voice placed him in 70th place in the Rolling Stone list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time".[2]

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Southern Blood
 
Southern Blood is the eighth and final studio album by American singer-songwriter Gregg Allman, released on September 8, 2017 by Rounder Records.
 
The Allman Brothers Band
 
Laid Back
 
Laid Back is the debut studio solo album by American singer-songwriter Gregg Allman, released in October 1973 by Capricorn Records.
Rush
 
Rush is a 1991 American crime/drama film directed by Lili Fini Zanuck and based on a novel written by Kim Wozencraft.

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Films1

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Rock Legend Gregg Allman Died At Age 69 2017 In Review
  –  December 26, 2017
(hennemusic) Rock Legend Gregg Allman Died At Age 69 was a top 17 story of May 2017 ... During that time, Gregg considered being on the road playing music with his brothers and solo band for his beloved fans, essential medicine for his soul.
"TajMo" is an overdue partnership for blues veterans Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo'
  –  January 31, 2018
There was never even enough room really to forge a relationship of any significance. Then in Atlanta, at a Gregg Allman tribute, we talked about it and decided to make a record. Then we followed through and we made one! And now, almost 50 years since their ...
Southern Blood: Celebrating Gregg Allman at City Winery NYC (A Gallery)
  –  January 30, 2018
Last week, New York's City Winery hosted Southern Blood: Celebrating Gregg Allman, an all-star tribute concert in memory of the late Allman Brothers Band founder, vocalist and keyboardist. On hand to perform some of Allman's music were his son Devon ...
‘It’s such a loss’: Tom Petty mourned at Grammy Awards
  –  January 29, 2018
He was one of several high-profile artists who died over the past year, including Chris Cornell, Gregg Allman, Chester Bennington and Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries. Stapleton joined Petty’s tour with his band the Heartbreakers for a few stops on ...
The Latest: Bruno Mars wins album of the year Grammy Award
  –  January 29, 2018
Petty is one of several high-profile artists who died over the past year, including Chris Cornell, Gregg Allman, Chester Bennington and, most recently, Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries. Songwriter Diane Warren called the loss of Petty a shame ...
The Latest: Bruno Mars Wins Record of the Year Grammy Award
  –  January 29, 2018
Petty is one of several high-profile artists who died over the past year, including Chris Cornell, Gregg Allman, Chester Bennington and, most recently, Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries. Songwriter Diane Warren called the loss of Petty a shame ...
Gregg Allman, the Sound of Southern Rock
  –  January 28, 2018
Founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, Gregory LeNoir "Gregg" Allman, who with his Hammond B-3 organ, and soft but growling voice helped create a sound that was simultaneously jazz, rock, blues, and parts San Francisco jam band, and that became the ...
Rock Legend Gregg Allman Died At Age 69 2017 In Review
  –  December 26, 2017
(hennemusic) Rock Legend Gregg Allman Died At Age 69 was a top 17 story of May 2017: (hennemusic) Southern rock legend Gregg Allman died on Saturday (May 27) at his home in Savannah, GA. He as 69. The news comes a month after Allman denied reports that he ...
Gregg Allman tribute concert to feature son Michael with all-star lineup in Sarasota
  –  November 18, 2017
Gregg Allman Tribute Show: 9 p.m. Thursday; Sarasota Sky Bar & Club; 1927 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota; $5; 941-296-5593; Facebook.com/Kellysliveatskybar Following Thanksgiving dinner, fans of soulful Southern rock will want to be at Sarasota Sky Bar & Club ...

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