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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. 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 is set to record a new studio album in 2015.
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.
Gregg Allman was born Gregory LeNoir Allman at St. Thomas Hospital on December 8, 1947 in Nashville, Tennessee to Willis Turner Allman and Geraldine Robbins Allman. The duo had met during World War II in Raleigh, North Carolina, when Allman was on leave from the U.S. Army, and were later married. They moved to Vanleer, Tennessee in 1945, where they had their first child, Duane Allman. In 1949, Allman, having been recently promoted to captain, offered a hitchhiker a ride home and was subsequently shot and killed. Geraldine moved to Nashville with her two sons, and she never remarried.Lacking money to support her children, she enrolled in college to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)—state laws at the time, according to her son, required one to live on-campus.As a result, Gregg and his older brother were sent to Castle Heights Military Academy in nearby Lebanon.A young Gregg interpreted these actions as evidence of his mother’s dislike for him, though he later came to understand the reality: “She was actually sacrificing everything she possibly could—she was working around the clock, getting by just by a hair, so as to not send us to an orphanage, which would have been a living hell.”
While his brother adapted to his surroundings with a defiant attitude, Allman felt largely depressed at the school. With little to do, he studied often and developed an interest in medicine—had he not gone into music, he hoped to become a dentist.He was rarely hazed at Castle Heights as his brother protected him, but often suffered beatings from instructors when he received poor grades.The brothers returned to Nashville upon their mother’s graduation. Growing up, he continually fought with Duane, though he knew that he loved him and that it was atypical of brothers. Duane was a mischievious older child, who constantly played pranks on his younger sibling.The family moved to Daytona Beach, Florida in 1959.He tended to look forward to his summer breaks, where he spent time with his uncles in Nashville, whom he came to view in a fatherly regard.Allman would later recall two separate events in his life that led to his interest in music. In 1960, the two brothers attended a concert in Nashville with Jackie Wilson headlining alongside Otis Redding, B.B. King, and Patti LaBelle.Allman was also exposed to music through Jimmy Banes, a mentally challenged neighbor to his grandmother in Nashville. Banes introduced Allman to the guitar and the two began spending time on his porch each day as he played music.
He worked as a paperboy to afford a Silvertone guitar, which he purchased at a Sears when he saved up enough funds. He and his brother often fought to play the instrument, though there was “no question that music brought” the two together.In Daytona, they joined a YMCA group called the Y Teens, their first experience performing music with others.He and Duane returned to Castle Heights in their teen years, where they formed a band, the Misfits. Despite this, he still felt “lonesome and out of place,” and quit the academy.He returned to Daytona Beach and pursued music further, and the duo formed another band, the Shufflers, in 1963. He attended high school at Seabreeze High School, where he graduated in 1965. However, he grew undisciplined in his studies as his interests diverged: “Between the women and the music, school wasn’t a priority anymore.”
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