In Memory Of Gregg Allman

In Memory Of Gregg Allman

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We are sad to hear to the passing of Gregg Allman. Gregg Allman passed from complications from Liver Cancer Sunday, May 28th. He passed away at home surrounded by his family and loved ones in Macon, Ga. He had been working on a new solo album entitled, “Southern Blood”. He was 69 years old.

In Memory Of Gregg Allman

When I was 16 years old, I went into a little music store and bought my first Allman Brothers Band CD. It was the Decade of Hits album. I wore that CD out listening to it over the last 15 years. So, I am a fan and have been since I heard them for the first time.

I was unaware that Gregg had passed. I had been busy preparing for the Memorial Day weekend and I didn’t hear the announcement. As we remember the life of a rock & roll icon, we cannot help but be thankful that we were there in that time and place. The nights that were spent hanging out with friends where the Allmans’ “Whipping Post” played in the background. The days driving down the highway tapping our fingers to the sound of the song “Southbound”. The lovers who claimed that the beautiful instrumental “Jessica” was “their song”.

He was brilliant. Not only as a songwriter and performer but he bought people together. Droves of fans would come to hear him play when they performed to sold out stadiums and amphitheaters making the Allman Brothers Band one of the most influential acts of their time. He could relate to us: love, happiness, sadness, loss and brotherhood. He loved us and we loved him.

Thank you Gregg for the influence, the good times and the memories.

What Is Your Favorite Memory Of Gregg Allman or the Allman Brothers Band?

We would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Comments

  1. I was not familiar with Gregg Allman, sorry to hear about his passing. It seems he had a big impact on a lot of people.
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  2. TColeman says:

    Such a sad day. I remember listening to this music and it was definitely some of the best.

  3. This is so sad. I have not heard of Gregg Allman, but it always kind of strikes a chord when an artist dies. He will be missed. :(
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  4. I didnt ever really listen to the Allman Brothers so I am not familiar with him but they are ROCKING the guitars in that Jessica video. That would be great if they could release some of the songs he was working on.
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  5. He is an icon and one of the best musicians. My heart goes out to his family and to the fans who loved him so much. His work will continue to live in our hearts.
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  6. Catvills says:

    Gregg Allman was a great artist. His songs hit your straight to your heart and I am sure he will be missed. I will be listening to his songs tonight. So sad. :(

  7. We have lost a lot of great recently like Leon Russell, J. Geils and now Gregg Allman. I grew up listen to classic rock, and I will never forget the first time I heard Whipping Post or Midnight Rider. They were life changing and had so much soul. While it is sad to see his passing, his legacy lives on and now he can join Duane.
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  8. kelly reci says:

    I remember them when I was a child, my dad used to listen to their music!

  9. DEBIJOT says:

    Love to listen to the Allman Brothers. Melissa is my favorite song of theirs.

  10. You know your a real musician if you sound better live than you do in recording

  11. It’s always sad when a creative great passes away . Makes me happy to know for him and his family that they were together in the end.
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  12. I’m sure I’ve heard his music, but just can’t place it right now. Still, it always breaks my heart when a remarkable musician passes. The impact they can make on people can truly be life-changing. Music has been such a significant part of my life, and I’m so grateful to those who spend their lives spreading their talents and passions with the world. May his family find peace and comfort in this difficult time.
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  13. elizabeth o says:

    I heard about his passing and was saddened by it… May he RIP. We have lost so many great artists in the last couple of years.

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