We say goodbye to yet another music icon, Gregg Allman, who passed away May 27, 2017. His official website states he “passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia.”
I think it kinda goes without saying who Gregg Allman was. It’s almost like not knowing who Joe Walsh is. You just know these guys, they were/are epic musicians with an amazing songwriting ability and style that no one can come close to. Their bands have created enduring music loved by generations of fans and heard all over the world. And no, I’m not comparing The Allman Brothers Band to The Eagles, but you get the idea.
Everybody knows the Allman Brothers, even if they don’t know who they are, they’ve heard them. Their hits Rambling Man, Midnight Rider, Whipping Post, Statesboro Blues, Melissa, One Way Out, Blue Sky and others have been standards on classic rock radio for decades. You’ve heard them in movies, heard them on TV, heard them at the supermarket and at any bar across America.
Heck, Allman Brothers is American music 101.
It is sad to see this chapter close on American music history, but there it goes. Gregg Allman will remain alive in hearts and ears across America and beyond for decades to come.
RIP Gregg Allman, December 8, 1947 – May 27, 2017.