Gregg Allman

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Gregg Allman

American rock and blues singer, keyboardist, guitarist and songwriter, and a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band add

Category: Music

Born in 1947.

Countries: United States (76%), Florida (12%), Virginia (6%)

Main connections: Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Butch Trucks

Linked to: HarperCollins, R.E.M., Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Dominican University of California




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Gregg Allman was born in 1947 add something


His father was in the army and in 1949 the family relocated to Fort Story, Norfolk, Virginia, Virginia add something


Eventually, in 1957, when his mother had finished her degree, the family settled in Daytona Beach, Florida, and the boys attended Seabreeze High School add something


Gene Dinwiddie - It was during the 1960s that he was a member of the James Cotton Blues Band and worked in the 1970s as a session musician, amongst other musicians for, B. B. King, Paul Butterfield, Gregg Allman, Melissa Manchester and Jackie Lomax


However Duane would soon become the superior guitarist, giving up school in tenth grade to focus on it while Gregg practiced his vocals and keyboards, remained at school and finally graduated in 1965 add something


Pete Carr - In 1967 Carr, Gregg Allman, Duane_Allman, Paul Hornsby and Johnny Sandlin, in a group named The Hour Glass, played together on the "The Power Of Love" album


Duane Allman - In 1968, Gregg Allman went to visit Duane on his 22nd birthday


Duane Allman - The Hour Glass broke up in early 1968, and Duane and Gregg Allman went back to Florida, where they played on demo sessions with the 31st of February, a folk rock outfit whose drummer was Butch Trucks


Ever since, he has played the Hammond B-3 with a preference for a 1969 issue B3 hooked to a Leslie speaker 122RV and handled much of the lead vocals and song writing for the band, along with occasional piano and guitar contributions add something


In the meantime, Allman had grown unhappy with the Liberty Records arrangement so when Duane called from Jacksonville, Florida in March 1969 to say that he had assembled a band that needed a singer, Gregg jumped at the opportunity and returned to the South add something


Berry Oakley - He was a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band in 1969, along with guitarist Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, who was the band's vocalist and keyboardist, Dickey Betts on co-lead guitar, and drummers Butch Trucks and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson, both on drums, congas, and the band's percussionist


Butch Trucks - Trucks helped form The Allman Brothers Band in 1969, along with Duane Allman , Gregg Allman , Dickey Betts , Berry Oakley , and fellow drummer Jai Johanny Johanson


Jai Johanny Johanson - After joining up with Duane Allman in February 1969, he quickly became the first recruit into Allman's new group, soon joined by bassist Berry Oakley, fellow drummer Butch Trucks, guitarist Dickey Betts and lastly Allman's younger brother, singer, organist and pianist Gregg Allman


Allman struggled with drugs in the 1970s, and throughout much of his musical career add something


After the death of Duane Allman in 1971, Gregg Allman started out on a solo career add something


Following the death of his older brother, guitarist Duane Allman in 1971, and a year later, bass guitarist Berry Oakley, both in motorcycle accidents, the band struggled on and continued to perform and record add something


His first album, "Laid Back", was released in 1973 to a positive critical reception add something


Don Johnson - Previously, Johnson worked with Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers, co-writing the songs "Blind Love" and "Can't Take It with You" with Dickie Betts, which appeared on their 1979 album, "Enlightened Rogues"


Bruce Waibel - In 1982, Waibel joined the Gregg Allman band as a roadie


By Shelby Blackburn, a radio journalist, Allman has a daughter, Layla Brooklyn Allman, born March 31, 1993, who fronts the band Picture Me Broken add something


Jerry Jemmott - In 2009 he joined Gregg Allman's backing band in addition to Cornell Dupree's Soul Survivors


Vincent Castiglia - In 2009, "Gravity", one of his most celebrated works of 2006, was acquired by rock musician, Gregg Allman


Ron Holloway - Having been introduced to Gregg Allman while playing with The Allman Brothers Band, Holloway encountered his son, Devon Allman at the Iota Club & Cafe in Arlington,_Virginia (Arlington_County,_Virginia) on March 31, 2009 when Devon's band Honeytribe performed there


His solo album, "Low Country Blues", was produced by $T-Bone_Burnett (T_Bone_Burnett) and issued in early 2011 add something


The album was nominated as the Best Blues Album for the 2011 Grammy awards add something


Sleepy John Estes - It is the opening track on the 2011 album by Gregg Allman, "Low Country Blues"


Dr. John - John played keyboards and had a major role in shaping Gregg Allman's 2011 album "Low Country Blues" which was produced by $T-Bone_Burnett (T_Bone_Burnett)


Gregg Allman's autobiography "My Cross to Bear" was published by HarperCollins under the William Morrow imprint in 2012 add something


Allman's memoirs of his life in music, "My Cross to Bear", was released on May 1, 2012 add something


On May 25, 2012 the AP reported that Allman was engaged to Shannon Williams add something


According to a 2013 interview in American Blues Scene Magazine, the first band the brothers played in was The House Rockers and The Untils in Daytona Beach, Florida add something


The film project "Midnight Rider", based on the book, was stopped in February 2014 after a fatal accident on set add something


After the dissolution of the Allman Brothers, Allman has kept busy performing music with his band, releasing the live album "Back to Macon, GA" in 2015 add something


He plans to record an album in Muscle Shoals, Alabama in the winter of 2015 alongside producer Don Was titled "All Compositions By.. add something


Allman's mother, Geraldine, died in July 2015 at the age of 98 add something


He plans to record an album in Muscle Shoals, Alabama in March 2016 alongside producer Don Was titled "All Compositions By Gregg Allman" add something


On April 6, 2016, Allman's tour bus crashed into a hillside in Jackson County, WV. add something


On May 14, 2016 Allman received an honorary degree from Mercer University, Macon add something


In April 2017, he denied reports that he had entered hospice care, but was resting at home on doctor's orders add something


One month later, Allman died at his home in Savannah, Georgia, on May 27, 2017, due to complications from liver cancer add something


His final album, "Southern Blood", is scheduled to be released September 8, 2017 add something


Chuck Leavell - They will kick off 2019 with a new Allman Betts Band album and a worldwide tour that will feature new music, songs from their solo projects and classic Allman Brothers and Gregg Allman tunes in honor of the 50th Anniversary of The Allman Brothers Band