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Gregg Allman
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Gregg Allman with the Allman Brothers Band in June 2011
Background information
Birth name Gregory Lenoir Allman
Born (1947-12-08)December 8, 1947
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Died May 27, 2017(2017-05-27) (aged 69)
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
Genres Southern rock
Blues
Country
Gospel
Occupation(s) Musician, Songwriter, Actor
Instruments Vocals, Organ, Piano, Guitar
Years active 1965 – 2017
Labels Liberty, Atco, Capricorn, Epic
Associated acts The Allman Brothers Band, The Hour Glass, Gregg Allman Band, The Allman Joys

Gregg Allman (December 8, 1947 – May 27, 2017) was an American rock musician. He was a member of the Allman Brothers Band with his brother, Duane Allman, which popularized Southern Rock in the 1970s. He married Cher, a well-known pop singer and actress after she divorced Sonny Bono in 1974. They had a son, Elijah Blue Allman, before divorcing in 1979. Until recently, he had continued to perform with his band Gregg Allman and Friends and last resided in Georgia with his family.

Death

Following a series of health problems, Allman died at his home in Savannah, Georgia, on May 27, 2017 due to complications of liver cancer. He was 69.



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