Gregg Allman Dead At 69: One of the Greatest is Gone

Gregg Allman Dead

Photo: By Jonathan Bayer (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jlbnyc/3388535393) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Gregg Allman, one of the greatest rock and roll voices in classic rock history has passed away at the age of 69 years old. The family has yet to release an official statement on his passing. Gregg Allman had suffered from many health issues recently. The legendary singer had recently announced that he was cancelling all remaining 2017 shows. Gregg Allman’s last performance was held  at the Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta as part of his Laid Back Festival that Allman had organized. Gregg Allman had also performed in September at the Red Rocks Amphitheater just outside of Denver. It does seem too long ago that the Allman Brothers performed their last New York City Beacon Shows. With the announcement that the band would no longer be performing at the Beacon, the band had also announced that the Allman Brothers Band would no longer tour.

Gregg Allman founded the Allman Brothers Band with his brother Duane Allman in 1969. Along with guitarist Dicky Betts, Berry Oakley , Butch Trucks , and Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson, the band would go on to become the most loved southern rock band of all time. At times, they would even sneer at the classification of a southern rock band, as the band fused many genres of music from jazz, blues and county. The band would endure many tragedies with the deaths of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley early on in their careers. Recently, the band lost original drummer Butch Trucks also at the age of 69.

After the band split up in the early 1980s, Gregg Allman would continue to release a string of solo albums. In 1987, Greg Allman had a huge hit with the single I’m No Angel. In 1990, the Allman Brothers were reformed with the addition of guitarist Warren Haynes. Over the years, the band would have a fall out with Dicky Betts who would eventually be replaced by Derek Trucks. The Allman Brothers Band continued to tour throughout the 1990’s and 2000’s often becoming a fixture on the nations summer concert stages.

It’s tough to lose Gregg Allman at the young age of 69.  Gregg Allman sang in a voice that no one will ever come close to duplicating.  Every trait of human emotion was conveyed in every word and phrase that Gregg Allman sang. He will never be forgotten

Add Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

The Judds Songs
Top 10 Songs By The Judds
Periphery Songs
Top 10 Periphery Songs
Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Songs
Top 10 Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Songs
Debbie Harry Solo Songs
Top 10 Debbie Harry Solo Songs
15 Greatest Hits Albums With Best Unreleased Tracks & Non-Album Songs
18 Best Greatest Hits Albums With Unreleased Tracks & Non-Album Singles
Best Rock Albums Of 2022
Best Rock Albums Of 2022
12 Essential Jazz Guitar Albums
12 Essential Jazz Guitar Albums
Real Meanings Behind The Songs On Stevie Nicks In Your Dreams LP
Real Meanings Behind The Songs On Stevie Nicks In Your Dreams LP
Tom Verlaine Of Television Has Passed Away At 73
Tom Verlaine Of Television Has Passed Away At 73
Remembering David Crosby
Remembering David Crosby
David Crosby Dead At 81
David Crosby Dead At 81
Bono & The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming With Dave Letterman To Premier On Disney+ March 2023
Bono & The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming With Dave Letterman To Premier On Disney+ March 2023
10 Classic Rock Bands That Have Never Released A Live Album
10 Classic Rock Bands That Have Never Released A Live Album
Will Music CDs Become Collectors Items?
Why Basic Music CDs Will Become Collectors Items
Greatest Rock Bass Lines Of The 70s
Greatest Rock Bass Lines Of The 70s
Don Kirschner Rock Concert
Before MTV, There Was Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram Interview
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram: The ClassicRockHistory.com Interview
Garnett Grimm Of Savoy Brown Interview
Garnet Grimm of Savoy Brown: The ClassicRockHistory.com Interview
Pat DeSalvo Of Savoy Brown Interview
Pat DeSalvo of Savoy Brown: The ClassicRockHistory.com Interview
Steve Zing of Danzig Interview
Steve Zing of Danzig: The ClassicRockHistory.com Interview
Real Meanings Behind Songs On Rihanna’s Good Girl Gone Bad Album
Real Meanings Behind Songs On Rihanna’s Good Girl Gone Bad Album
Real Meanings Behind The Songs On Rihanna's Music of the Sun Album
Real Meanings Behind The Songs On Rihanna’s Music of the Sun Album
Rihanna Albums
Real Meanings Behind The Songs On Rihanna’s A Girl Like Me Album
Real Meanings Behind The Songs On Stevie Nicks Rock a Little Album
Real Meanings Behind The Songs On Stevie Nicks Rock a Little Album
The War On Drugs Albums
Complete List Of The War On Drugs Albums And Discography
Turnstile Albums
Complete List Of Turnstile Albums And Discography
Pentatonix Albums
Complete List Of Pentatonix Albums And Discography
Kim Petras Albums
Complete List Of Kim Petras Albums, Songs And Singles