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  • In Memoriam: The 12 Best Songs of The Allman Brothers Band

    05/30/2017 7:43:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 5/29/2017 | David Forsmark
    Gregg was the fourth member of the band to die, but the first of natural causes—though his past lifestyle certainly contributed to those causes. I say American music pioneer because categorizing him in blues, rock, or especially Southern rock is pointless. Allman's influence goes far beyond Lynyrd Skynyrd and Phish. The Allman Brothers was made up of only one Allman brother, Gregg, far longer than not, and the group has re-created itself and been reborn at least twice, and very successfully.
  • Allman Brothers Band Drummer Butch Trucks Dies at 69

    01/25/2017 12:51:21 PM PST · by Captain Peter Blood · 45 replies
    People/Yahoo News ^ | 01-25-2017 | [People] Jordan Runtagh
    Drummer Butch Trucks, a founding member of iconic Southern rock outfit the Allman Brothers Band, died Tuesday in West Palm Beach, Florida. He was 69.
  • Former Allman Brothers guitarist Dan Toler dies

    02/25/2013 12:05:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | February 25, 2013 | Wade Tatangelo
    A nationally acclaimed guitar great and cherished member of the Sarasota-Bradenton music scene has passed. "Dangerous" Dan Toler – former guitarist for the Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman Band and Dickey Betts’ Great Southern group – died today at age 65, according to Gregg Allman Band mate and close friend Chaz Trippy. Toler was battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and living in the Whitfield area of Manatee County.
  • Gregg Allman Undergoes Liver Transplant Surgery

    06/24/2010 11:01:31 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 65 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 6-24-10
    Allman Brothers Band cofounder Gregg Allman underwent successful liver transplant surgery this morning, forcing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band to cancel its performance at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival at Chicago's Toyota Park on Saturday. The Derek Trucks Band will replace the Allmans on the lineup, which also includes Jeff Beck, John Mayer, B.B. King and Buddy Guy. Check out Rolling Stone's rundown of the Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Allman is being treated at Jacksonville, Florida's Mayo Clinic after battling Hepatitis C for several years. In 2007, the singer was advised that the damage to his...
  • Allman Brothers tour gets off to star-studded start

    05/22/2009 11:15:46 PM PDT · by pissant · 54 replies · 1,520+ views
    Live Daily ^ | 5/22/09 | john Zahlaway
    The Allman Brothers Band [ tickets ] is in the midst of a 40th anniversary tour that got underway earlier this month with a handful of shows that featured a rotating roster of special guests. Following the tour's two-night opener (5/12 & 5/13) in Oakland, CA, the group hit the Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA, for a show that also featured The Dead and The Doobie Brothers. A subsequent two-night stand in Los Angeles featured a surprise visit from Tom Petty and bandmates Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell, who joined the Allmans on night one (5/19) at the Greek Theater...
  • "Scooter" Herring, former Allman Bros. road manager, dies at 67

    11/13/2007 12:52:32 PM PST · by lunarbicep · 6 replies · 830+ views ^ | Nov 13, 2007
    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...