Skip to comments."Scooter" Herring, former Allman Bros. road manager, dies at 67
Posted on 11/13/2007 12:52:32 PM PST by lunarbicep
Scooter Herring, a former Allman Brothers Band road manager whose drug conviction in the 1970s contributed to the breakup of the band, has died at 67.
Herring died Saturday. A spokesman for Hart's Mortuary in Macon says a funeral service is scheduled Wednesday at Harvest Cathedral in Macon.
Federal prosecutors went after Herring during the 1970s, charging that he helped supply singer and keyboardist Gregg Allman with cocaine. To avoid criminal charges, Allman testified against Herring and gave details of his own drug use.
In 1976, Herring was convicted of five drug offenses and was sentenced to 75 years in prison. Considering Allman's testimony an act of betrayal, the band soon broke up.
Herring's 1976 conviction was later overturned by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In 1979. Facing a new trial, he pleaded guilty to a two-count accusation which carried no more than five years in jail and $35,000 in fines.
The original Allman Brothers: yet another victim of the “Stop Snitchin’” campaign.
I have always enjoyed their music.
I remember when they were the Allman Joys.
Never heard this about Gregg before.
Drugs or no drugs.
I remember when this happened.....soured a lot of folks on Greg.....