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Rock trailblazer Gregg Allman dies

Theresa Hayes | 31 May, 2017, 04:25

Larry Barker will never forget the time Gregg Allman walked into his Richmond Hill insurance office in the early 2000s. "So I thought about that and I called him [Burnett] back and said alright what time do you want me to be there?" In 1969, they were signed along with Oakley, guitarist Dickey Betts and drummers Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson and Butch Trucks as The Allman Brothers Band by Macon, Ga-based Capricorn Records.

Gregg passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia over the weekend. Allman was known for his loyalty to his players and Burnett's recording suggestion was almost a deal breaker.

Keith Urban called Allman a "soul brutha", offering "blessings and peace" to his family.

Cher moved on with Kiss guitarist Gene Simmons but talked about her ex and how she tried to help him in his battles with drug and alcohol in an interview with People in April 1978, noting that "nobody ever made me feel as happy as Gregory did". Kids today love Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead - all kinds of good music.

"I think it's a sad day for Rock "n" Roll because we lost one of the greats", said Ricky Cheatwood, who lives in Savannah. I hated getting sick again and canceling shows. "Ride in Peace my friend!"

Gregg was the band's lead singer, keyboardist and a key songwriter as it put out a string of hits.

Gregg Allman had one of the most recognizable voices of his generation.

In his latter years, Allman said, "Music is my life's blood". Welcome. Thank you so much for speaking with us. "There were different influences that enabled you to draw on a spectrum of sounds and different emotions - that in other parts of the country, you just wouldn't be exposed to in the same way". - Twitter account of Bonnaroo music festival.

"This nearly cancelled the whole thing right here - he said, "by the way, you can't bring you're band", and I've got a kick-ass band, " Allman told me.

Actor William Hurt was set to play Gregg Allman in a biopic, Midnight Rider, but filming was suspended in 2014 when an assistant camera operator was struck and killed by a train on the movie's rural Georgia set.

"What a legacy @GreggAllman leaves behind".

71 years old Cher was married to Gregg from 1975 to 1979, and he fathered her second child. "We didn't realize how heavy that was at the time but we sure realized how heavy the music was", Haynes wrote. "He's left such an incredible legacy, between the great music that he's written and the great voice that he had". Under his own name, his band's, and with other artists, Mr. Allman played on albums that sold millions of copies worldwide. "His take on keys was an extension of what guys like Jimmy Smith, Charles Earland and Booker T. Jones had laid the foundation for, but given the jam format of the Allman Brothers Band, it broadened the horizons quite a bit". (King) and B.B. always considered it an honor to perform with him.