RIP Gregg Allman

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by ChavezyChavez, May 27, 2017.

  1. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    Ain't Waisting Time No More.
    Ride on Midnight Rider
  2. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    Very sad. My pops just texted me earlier today to tell me this. Saw it coming from a mile away though. Saw them live ALOT. Maybe 8 times or so. Iv lost count. Last time i saw them was at beacon theatre in the city. They did a whole run of shows there that week. They always put on a good show but that one was especially good. Me and pops got SUPER high throughout the whole show. Good times. On the train ride home he looks at me and says "i don't think I'll be right for about a week" haha. Anyway it was a memorable show and walking out, i knew it would be the last time i saw them like that.

  3. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    The Brothers were pretty much my favorite band. My music preferences change from time to time even day to day depending upon mood and situation. The Allmans were constant. I've seen them dozens of times, a couple of times at the Beacon. Seen Greg solo a few times as well including a couple years ago at small venue in Lancaster, PA. That was the last I saw him. I met him personally once in Atlantic City. He seemed larger than life, like he lived thousands of lives. Sorta like Keith Richards.
  4. eatswell

    eatswell Well-Known Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    I never listened to them, but I do remember Ramblin Man being one of the first songs I have a recollection of hearing. I was 2 years old when it came out. My mom used to listen to the radio in the kitchen when I was young and in the car and that's a song that sticks out to me.
  5. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Saw them when Duane was playing back in 1970.
    Great concert.
    But all things must pass, guys. RIP for both the Allman Brothers, as well as Berry Oakley, their original bass player
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  6. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    Being 27, the brothers were a bit before my time haha. But my pops raised me right. Point being i like a very wide array of music. Some of the younger or newer bands i see are good. Instead of just playing songs they will fade into jams then back into a song or whatever. That's the type of stuff that really impresses me.

    The allman brothers were the kings of that in my opinion. The best. You never see the same set twice. You could see them two nights in a row and get two completely diffrent experiences. Even when the play a song you've headed them play before, its diffrent. It could be a 3 minute version or a 15 minute version with a wild jam plugged in there. Truly talented musicians. They had what MOST (not all) bands these days are missing.

    Sad that Greg's gone. But in the bigger picture we are one step closer to losing that special gift that jam bands have. It's rare to see it in music these days. In my opinion, Greg's death is much bigger than just losing Greg.

    RIP Greg Allman
  7. superbust

    superbust Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2008
    RIP to an absolute LEGEND
  8. jaklsurfs

    jaklsurfs Well-Known Member

    Apr 26, 2015
    Damn really missin the old days ,rest in peace Greg
  9. waterbaby

    waterbaby Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    back in the 70s, "Midnight Rider" was one of the few radio songs that made the morning drive to school tolerable. RIP
  10. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    one of those bands I never listened to but heard nearly all their songs on 104.3 in a span of 20 yrs so I'm quite familiar lol.I imagine the guy was pretty old and died of natural causes so that's good.better to live ur life to the end then die behind some
  11. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    He died of liver failure due to Hep C which he contracted by mainlining smack, so says the news outlets. He had a liver transplant years ago, but apparently it failed or was rejected.
  12. beachbreak

    beachbreak Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Greatest blues singer ever. Plus his organ playing with Duane and ****ey made them the best. I get sick of certain music, but fillmore east and a beer and a whiskey at night, or eat a peach on a sunny summer day, i never tire of those two albums. Brothers and sisters, too.

    They haven't been truly great for 30 years. Greg's voice was shot and ****ey,too. They managed for a pretty good 15 years after duane died with chuck leavell's piano, but it was over a long time ago for that great band.

    Sad, but he has been a mess for many years.
  13. waterbaby

    waterbaby Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    big smoker the whole time. Cancer was probably hastened by the cigarettes...surprised he lived as long as he did.
  14. kidde rocque

    kidde rocque Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2016
    He lived a heckuva life, 69 is not a bad age to go.

    You wanna live forever?
  15. jettyflea

    jettyflea Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2013
    filmore east is one of the best ever. Gregg was a legend and the band just bred great players. Derek Trucks is a great example with a great father as a musician too.