"That first record was ground-breaking and a new style of music, Southern Rock, was born".
He's remembered by the music world as a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band and one of the pioneers of Southern rock. Gregg Allman was 69 years old. In the meantime, the Allmans brought in names like bassist Oteil Burbridge, guitar players Jack Pearson and Jimmy Herring to keep the torch lit, but as fate would have it, by the time 2001 rolled around, the Allman Brothers Band would undergo one final reconstruction that would include a homecoming of Haynes paired alongside a young prodigy named Derek Trucks.
In the late 1960s, Gregg Allman, his brother Duane, and four others came together to form the group.
It was with these family members that Gregg Allman became a rock and roll pioneer, starting the Allman Brothers Band with brother Duane Allman.
Church, who's developing a reputation as the country-music version of Bruce Springsteen for his marathon performances, honoured Allman with a blistering cover of the band's "Midnight Rider".
Gregg Allman's contributions were his singing, his chops on the Hammond organ and his songwriting.
The flexibility of the architecture is best documented on 1971's "At Fillmore East", a live album that caught the band in a history-making act of telepathic communication.
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Lehman told NPR News Allman had finished a new album, which would be released in September. Albums "Eat a Peach" and "Brothers and Sisters" were huge critical and commercial successes, spawning such radio hits as "Melissa", "Blue Sky" and "Ramblin' Man", and the band's live shows drew raves.
But both Allman boys were musical, Gregg taking up guitar before older brother Duane.
Cher was married to the "Whipping Post" singer for five years from 1975 to 1979. So they put out a live album, "At Fillmore East", recorded over two nights at a NY club.
The Allman Brothers band reunited in 1989, three years after Allman's I'm No Angelsolo album.
A cause of death was not immediately revealed, but Allman suffered from chronic liver issues in recent years.
Gregg is survived by his wife, Shannon Allman, his children, Devon, Elijah Blue, Delilah Island Kurtom and Layla Brooklyn Allman; 3 grandchildren, his niece, Galadrielle Allman, lifelong friend Chank Middleton, and a large extended family.
Allman's family will release an official statement in coming days. Not too long after that I started doing some stuff with [ABB singer/guitarist] Dickey Betts. And yet, to get up every night and play in The Allman Brothers Band, when you're the Allman brother who's still there and the other Allman Brother isn't, is a perpetual reminder of that loss.