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R.I.P. Gregg Allman

Gregg Allman has died at age 69. I really loved the Allman Brothers' music -- it is an indelible part of the soundtrack of my life in the 70's.

Here's a New York Times article on his career (excellent photos.)

Tied to the Whipping Post at the Fillmore East, 1970

Statesboro Blues live in 1982 and at Farm Aid in 1997.

R.I.P. Gregg Allman. You were truly a legend. Condolences to his wife Shannon and their children, "Michael, Devon, Elijah Blue, Delilah Island Kurtom and Layla Brooklyn Allman."

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    by FlJoe on Sat May 27, 2017 at 08:18:09 PM EST
    and in person soundtrack for me,  back in the day they were all up and down FL east coast playing the local auditoriums and fairgrounds, I got to see them many times often up close and personal, still among the very best live music I have ever heard.

    I only saw them once around 1989 (none / 0) (#4)
    by Molly Bloom on Sun May 28, 2017 at 07:30:17 AM EST
    Glad I did. I do admit to visiting Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon and going to Duane, Berry & Elizabeth Read's grave sites in my youth.

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    First (none / 0) (#5)
    by FlJoe on Sun May 28, 2017 at 08:59:19 AM EST
    saw them in 1969, then a couple of more times before Duane died.

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    Of late, my favorite Allman Bros. song ... (none / 0) (#2)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sat May 27, 2017 at 08:50:31 PM EST
    .... has been their soulful cover of Van Morrison's timeless "Into the Mystic." It's especially poignant tonight to hear Gregg Allman sing the lyric, "As the foghorn blows, you know I'll be coming home."

    You're home, brother. Rest in peace.

    Warren Haynes vocals fit it (none / 0) (#3)
    by Molly Bloom on Sun May 28, 2017 at 07:25:01 AM EST
    I like that version too.

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