Wednesday 22 November 2017

Rock legend Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies aged 69

Gregg Allman has passed away
Gregg Allman has passed away
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Rock legend Gregg Allman, organist and singer for The Allman Brothers Band, has died aged 69.

His publicist Ken Weinstein confirmed Saturday that Allman had died at his home in Savannah, Georgia, in the US.

Allman had cancelled some 2016 tour dates for health reasons. In March 2017 he cancelled performances for the rest of the year.

After years of substance abuse, Allman contracted hepatitis C and underwent a liver transplant in 2010.

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Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Allman was raised in Florida by a single mother after his father was shot to death.

He and his older brother Duane formed the nucleus of The Allman Brothers Band.

It featured tight guitar harmonies by Duane Allman and Dickey Betts, a pair of drummers and the smoky, blues-inflected voice of Gregg Allman.

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