Monday, May 29, 2017


Gregg Allman, the singer, musician and songwriter who played an essential role in the invention of Southern rock, died Saturday afternoon, May 27, at the age of 69.

Allman struggled with chronic liver issues over the past several years.

Although Allman claimed the term was redundant, the singer-keyboardist helped create the first great "Southern-rock" group as co-founder of the legendary Allman Brothers Band alongside his older brother, famed guitarist Duane Allman. 

The Allmans fused country blues with San Francisco-style extended improvisation, with their sound creating a template for countless subsequent jam bands. 


  1. I tried to resist the lure of the Allmans, but since just about everyone I knew back in the early seventies was fanatical about the group it was hard to escape the sound. Now it's part of my life soundtrack. Not that I listen to them much, but now when I hear music by the group or related entities it brings back lots of memories good and bad.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

    1. I loved some of their stuff, other stuff, not so much. I liked his last solo effort a lot. Considering how he lived, he had a good run. Mainly it reminds me of that ticking clock over my head...