Sad news out of Georgia today:: Gregg Allman has died at the age of 69. Gregg died of liver cancer. He struggled much of his adult life with addictions of one sort or the other, including alcohol. It's a sad end to one of rock's best blues vocalists.
I was lucky enough to see Gregg perform with the Allman Brothers Band way back in the 70s, and to see him twice recently with the Gregg Allman Band. The last time I saw him was a little over a year ago, and he looked frail then. But his voice remained true to the end, and when he sang great blues songs, it remained magical.
Gregg will be missed. He and the ABB were all-time BRP favorites. Thankfully, he left behind a trove of classic recordings that we can still savor. To all who love the ABB and Gregg, this is yet another sad day among the many that have tragically impacted that band over the years.
Gregg, we will miss you, brother. Safe travels.
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