Southern rock music star Gregg Allman dead at 69

Southern rock music star Gregg Allman dead at 69

Allman, lead singer of the Allman Brothers Band and an engineer of the Southern rock style that inspired the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd and.38 Special, died Saturday at his home in Savannah, Ga, his website announced.

Gregg Allman died today in his home in Savannah, Georgia.

Music legend and the king of Southern rock Gregg Allman has passed away aged 69. Then he re-tuned the guitar to an open tuning, took out a pouch with metal fingerpicks (which he put on) and showed me the riff, talking the whole time about how he was inspired to play in such a manner by Tim Buckley.

Cher is among the Hollywood stars in mourning over the death of her late ex-husband Gregg Allman. In 1995 the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and they won a Grammy Award for best rock instrumental performance for "Jessica" the following year.

Southern rock icon Gregg Allman died at age 69 on Saturday, leaving the music world without one of its central pioneers.

Allman had suffered the effects of hepatitis C for many years, leading to a liver transplant in 2010.

After the surgery, he turned music to help him recover and released his first solo album in 14 years "Low Country Blues" in 2011. To my core I was shaken by being in the presence of his greatness...he was so much more than an elder statesman and fellow musician.

The extent of the band's influence is beyond measure.

Lehman said Gregg Allman wished to be buried next to his brother at Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, southeast of Atlanta, where the band got its start almost five decades ago in the late sixties. The charity festival had created a special Sunday ticket just for Plant-and now for Allman. Gregg focused on solo work in the 1980s, scoring a surprise hit with "I'm No Angel".

I will recount one of my favorite Gregg moments: I had gone to Lakewood Amphitheater in Atlanta to see ABB and, as it often happened, Oteil Burbridge sauntered offstage between songs and handed me his bass. "I developed that perspective when I lived in Los Angeles and saw people like Tim Buckley, Stephen Stills and Jackson Browne, who was my roommate for a while". I don't know what getting over it means, really.

"When I was a kid, I didn't listen to Tommy Dorsey", he continued.

Allman cited the decision to make good with the meeting as a real second coming for himself as an artist.

"Nobody ever made me feel as happy as Gregory did".

Of course, it wasn't all smooth-sailing.

In 2013, I interviewed Gregg for the Wall Street Journal as he was promoting his memoir "My Cross to Bear". There are only four in this group and without mentioning the other three I will say that it's Melissa that starts the waterworks.

He chuckled. "I used to have giant dogs, even a St. Bernard once". It's like two clicks from a damn insult and he knew it when he said it.

That same year, Allman recorded his first solo album - Laid Back - contemporaneously with the Allman Brothers Band recording its fourth studio album, Brothers and Sisters. I said why the hell do we have to go to Miama.

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