by Lawrence J. J. Leonard
Rest in Peace: Gregory Lenoir “Gregg” Allman (December 8, 1947 – May 27, 2017). Gregg, an American musician, singer and songwriter, began his career in southern rock with his brother, Duane Allman, Berry Oakley, Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson, Dickey Betts, Butch Trucks, and Reese Wynans. The group took the name The Allman Brothers Band and broke ground in 1969 as the first rock and roll group with two lead guitars and two drummers.
The Allman Brothers Band began to reach mainstream success by the early 1970s, with their first live album “At Fillmore East.” This was the first ever live album released by an American rock and roll group. It was certified platinum in 2004. Continue reading