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  • 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
    wistv.com ^ | 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...