Allman struggled for years with heroin addiction and substance abuse and went into rehab several times before getting clean in the 1990s.
Allman kept a low profile for much of the 1980s - his gritty sound didn't fit the synth-pop trends of that era - although he made a comeback with his 1987 album "I'm No Angel", which became a surprise hit on rock radio.
Gregg was the band's lead singer, keyboardist and a key songwriter as it put out a string of hits. They had one child together, Elijah Blue, and Cher filed for legal separation in 1977.
The band was an early progenitor of what became known as Southern rock. Rising above it all was Gregg's voice. FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005 file photo, Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band performs at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa, as part of their Antigone Rising Tour. Although Gregg was the first to pick up a guitar, it was Duane who excelled at it. After their father was killed by a hitchhiker, their mother moved them to Daytona Beach, Florida.
Gregg, Butch and The Alllman Brothers helped found the Wanee Music Festival at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak FL in 2005. "In fact, I appreciate it all more and understand it much better", Allman told the Wall Street Journal in 2015. "We didn't realize how heavy that was at the time but we sure realized how heavy the music was", Haynes wrote.Читайте также: Supreme Court rules race improperly dominated NC redistricting efforts
Gregg Allman left us a great legacy, no small part of which includes his incredible compositions.We will forever know: Not My Cross to Bear, Black Hearted Woman, Dreams, Whipping Post, Don't Keep Me Wonderin', Midnight Rider, Leave My Blues Alone, Ain't Wastin' Time No More, Melissa, Desdemona, Rockin' Horse, Queen of Hearts, and Please Call Home.
They were a scruffy-looking, denim-clad assemblage and Gregg stood out with his long golden-blond hair.
The musical icon will be buried at Rose Hill cemetery in Macon, GA, though a funeral date has not yet been set, Lehman added.
"Every guitar player in every Southern town was listening to the Live at Fillmore East record and worshipping at the altar of Duane Allman and Dickey Betts".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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