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Gregg Allman with the Allman Brothers Band in June 2011
|Birth name||Gregory Lenoir Allman|
December 8, 1947|
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
|Died||May 27, 2017
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
|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.
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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Allman with then-wife Cher in 1975.
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