Allman Brothers singer and Southern rock icon Gregg Allman dies at 69
As he confessed in his 1987 hit, Gregg Allman was “no angel.” Drug addiction, tragic deaths and divorce dented
his personal life. Yet it is his musical life as a Southern rock virtuoso that became his legacy.
Allman, lead singer of the Allman Brothers Band and an engineer of the Southern rock style that inspired the likes
of Lynyrd Skynyrd and .38 Special, died Saturday at his home in Savannah, Ga, his website announced. He was 69.
"Gregg struggled with many health issues over the past several years," the statement posted on greggallman.com
noted. "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. Playing music lifted him up and kept him going during the toughest