Gregg Allman

~ Person

Legal name: Gregory LeNoir Allman


Gregory LeNoir "Gregg" Allman (born December 8, 1947) is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He is best known for performing in the Allman Brothers Band. He was born and spent much of his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee, before relocating to Daytona Beach, Florida. He and his brother, Duane Allman, developed an interest in music in their teens, and began performing in the Allman Joys in the mid-1960s. In 1967, they relocated to Los Angeles and were renamed the Hour Glass, releasing two albums for Liberty Records. In 1969, he and Duane regrouped to form the Allman Brothers Band, which settled in Macon, Georgia.

The Allman Brothers Band began to reach mainstream success by the early 1970s, with their live album At Fillmore East representing a commercial and artistic breakthrough. Shortly thereafter, Duane was killed in a motorcycle crash in 1971. The following year, the band's bassist, Berry Oakley was also killed in a motorcycle accident very close to the location of Duane's wreck. Their 1973 album Brothers and Sisters became their biggest hit, and Allman pursued a solo career afterward, releasing his debut album, Laid Back the same year. Internal turmoil took over the group, leading to a 1975 breakup. Allman was married to pop star Cher for the rest of the decade, while he continued his solo career with the Gregg Allman Band. After a brief Allman Brothers reunion and a decade of little activity, he reached an unexpected peak with the hit single "I'm No Angel" in 1987. After two more solo albums, the Allman Brothers reformed for a third and final time in 1989, and continued performing until 2014. He released his most recent solo album, Low Country Blues, in 2011, and his next, Southern Blood, is set to be released in 2017.

For his work in music, Allman has received numerous awards including several Grammys; he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. His distinctive voice placed him in 70th place in the Rolling Stone list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time". Allman released an autobiography, My Cross to Bear, in 2012.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 Duane & Greg Allman Duane & Gregg Allman 1
1973 Laid Back Gregg Allman 3
1997 Searching for Simplicity Gregg Allman 1
2011 Low Country Blues Gregg Allman 4
2011 Gregg Allman Live At The 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Gregg Allman 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 No Stranger to the Dark: The Best of Gregg Allman Gregg Allman 1
2002 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Gregg Allman Gregg Allman 1
2008 No Stranger To The Dark: The Best of Gregg Allman 1
2009 One More Silver Dollar: The Solo Years (1973–1997) Gregg Allman 1
2012 Playlist: The Very Best of Gregg Allman Gregg Allman 1
One More Try: An Anthology Gregg Allman 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2015 Gregg Allman Live: Back To Macon, GA Gregg Allman 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1974 The Gregg Allman Tour Gregg Allman 3

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