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RIP Gregg Allman, 69...

 
 
Reply Sun 28 May, 2017 07:27 am
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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
of times."
(usatoday)
 
jespah
 
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Reply Sun 28 May, 2017 07:41 am
@Region Philbis,
I love this meditation on aging. It's from 6 years ago and, yes, he's not in the greatest voice but man, it hits you hard, particularly when you realize the images they are showing on the screen behind the band include pictures of Duane.
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snood
 
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Reply Sun 28 May, 2017 08:27 am
One of the harshest reminders of my aging is when one of the people who played the songs on the soundtrack of my heydey passes. Guess they finally caught the Midnight Rider.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 28 May, 2017 09:17 pm
I didn't listen to him, but I hate that he died so young.
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glitterbag
 
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Reply Wed 31 May, 2017 10:40 pm
I love his tune'I'm no angel', sometimes I've played it 5 or 6 times in a row. Rest in peace Gregg.
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Lash
 
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Reply Sat 3 Jun, 2017 07:47 pm
Jimmy Carter and Allman were close friends, Carter says. He attended the funeral along with Cher and an interesting mix of music and other notables.
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