Gregg Allman

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Gregg Allman
Gregg Allman (cropped).jpg
Gregg Allman with the Allman Brothers Band in June 2011
Background information
Birth name Gregory Lenoir Allman
Born (1947-12-08)December 8, 1947
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.[1]
Died May 27, 2017(2017-05-27) (aged 69)
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
Genres Southern rock
Occupations Musician, Songwriter, Actor
Instruments Vocals, Organ, Piano, Guitar
Years active 1965 – 2017
Labels Liberty, Atco, Capricorn, Epic
Associated acts The Allman Brothers Band, The Hour Glass, Gregg Allman Band, The Allman Joys
Notable instruments
Hammond B-3 Organ

Gregg Allman (December 8, 1947[1] – May 27, 2017) was an American rock musician. He was a member of the Allman Brothers Band with his brother, Duane Allman, which popularized Southern Rock in the 1970s. He married Cher, a well-known pop singer and actress after she divorced Sonny Bono in 1974. They had a son, Elijah Blue Allman, before divorcing in 1979. Until recently, he had continued to perform with his band Gregg Allman and Friends and last resided in Georgia with his family.

Death[change | change source]

Following a series of health problems,[2] Allman died at his home in Savannah, Georgia, on May 27, 2017 due to complications of liver cancer. He was 69.[3][4][5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Gregg Allman Biography". Retrieved 01 January 2013.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. Gallucci, Michael (April 24, 2017). "Gregg Allman Responds to Health Reports: 'Looking Forward to Seeing Everyone Again'". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved May 27, 2017. 
  3. Wilker, Deborah (May 27, 2017). "Gregg Allman, Soulful Trailblazer of Southern Rock, Dies at 69". Billboard. Retrieved May 27, 2017. 
  4. Wilker, Deborah (May 27, 2017). "Gregg Allman, Soulful Trailblazer of Southern Rock, Dies at 69". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 27, 2017. 
  5. Gehr, Richard (May 27, 2017). "Gregg Allman, Southern Rock Pioneer, Dead at 69". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 27, 2017. 
  6. Morris, Chris. Variety Allman, Southern Rock Pioneer, Dies at 69 Allman, Southern Rock Pioneer, Dies at 69 Check |url= value (help). Retrieved May 27, 2017.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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