Gregg Allman

American musician

Gregg Allman (December 8, 1947[1] – 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.

Gregg Allman
Gregg Allman with the Allman Brothers Band in June 2011
Background information
Birth nameGregory Lenoir Allman
Born(1947-12-08)December 8, 1947
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.[1]
DiedMay 27, 2017(2017-05-27) (aged 69)
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
GenresSouthern rock
Occupation(s)Musician, Songwriter, Actor
InstrumentsVocals, Organ, Piano, Guitar
Years active1965 – 2017
LabelsLiberty, Atco, Capricorn, Epic

Following a series of health problems,[2] Allman died at his home in Savannah, Georgia, on May 27, 2017 due to complications of liver cancer. He was 69.[3][4][5][6]


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  3. Wilker, Deborah (May 27, 2017). "Gregg Allman, Soulful Trailblazer of Southern Rock, Dies at 69". Billboard. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  4. Wilker, Deborah (May 27, 2017). "Gregg Allman, Soulful Trailblazer of Southern Rock, Dies at 69". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  5. Gehr, Richard (May 27, 2017). "Gregg Allman, Southern Rock Pioneer, Dead at 69". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on May 27, 2017. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  6. Morris, Chris. "Gregg Allman, Southern Rock Pioneer, Dies at 69". Variety. Retrieved May 27, 2017.

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