Fans Encouraged to Line the Streets for Gregg Allman Funeral Procession
- Author: Salvatore Jensen May 31, 2017,
May 31, 2017, 20:03
Gregg Allman's death comes over 40 years after his brother and band co-founder Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident. Gregg Allman passed away at age of 69. Meanwhile, Michael previously revealed that Gregg's brother Duane - who passed away in November 1971 after a motorcycle accident - was never far from the star's thoughts.
"Gregg struggled with many health issues over the past several years", the statement posted on greggallman.com noted. Playing music lifted him up and kept him going during the toughest of times. RIP", Ringo Starr said: "Rest in peace Greg Allman peace and love to all the family", and Sheryl Crow tweeted: "Broken heart.
"Gregg really wanted to keep it tight.he wanted to surprise his friends and fans", Lehman explained. "That man inspired me all my life to get my voice crisper, get my diaphragm harder, use less air and just spit it out".
The band's lead singer and keyboardist, Mr. Allman was one of the principal architects of a taut, improvisatory fusion of blues, jazz, country and rock that - streamlined by inheritors like Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Marshall Tucker Band - became the Southern rock of the 1970s.
Duane Allman had quickly ascended to the pantheon of guitar heroes, not just from his contributions to the Allman band, but from his session work with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and with Eric Clapton on the classic "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs" album.
I had a seat at the side of the stage, perhaps 15 feet from where Gregg was perched at his organ.
In the late 1960s, Gregg Allman, his brother Duane, and four others came together to form the group. You can hear naïveté in the honey-throated howls of the 1969 The Allman Brothers Band's "It's Not My Cross to Bear" and "Dreams", two songs from the first batch of compositions Gregg brought to the fledgling unit. Bob Martinez from 1987 to 1991, briefly played the drums with the band. However, the official cause of Allman's death has not yet been announced. At the time you simply could not walk by any dormitory either on or off campus without hearing the Allman Brothers' Live at the Fillmore East blaring through walls or out open windows.
I believe it was the Netherlands a couple weeks ago.
Thank you, Gregg...for your inspiration, for your talent, for your loyal friendship and for the fantastic human being you are. "If people are gonna look at that flag and think of it as representing slavery, then I say burn every one of them".
Leavell is now working in London and will not be able to attend Allman's funeral, but he says there will be a celebration concert in Gregg's honor at a later date.