Today, Gregg Allman Would Have Turned 70 Years Old

As true Allman Brothers Band connoisseur and fan Music Enthusiast posted earlier, today Gregg Allman would have turned 70 years old.

Gregg, one of the finest artists who sadly passed away this May at the age of 69, played the blues hard. He lived and partied just as hard, especially during the anything-goes 70s. While he sobered up following the band’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, undoubtedly, Gregg’s lifestyle was a factor in his untimely death.

But his music will live on, and there is so much incredible material this artist has recorded. Here is one of my all-time favorite clips showing Gregg and the band he used for his solo recordings and performing Just Another Rider, which appeared on his excellent second-to-last 2011 studio album Low Country Blues. Gregg was very proud of these musicians. When you watch this clip, you’ll understand why:

 

Sources: Wikipedia, YouTube

2 thoughts on “Today, Gregg Allman Would Have Turned 70 Years Old”

  1. To me this clip represents everything music should be about – real musicians playing real instruments and visibly enjoying their craft!

    Just pay close attention to their faces. When I watch a clip like this, I feel like grabbing my guitar (though I’d quickly realize how rusty I’ve become!) or start learning another instrument – that mighty Hammond just does it to me every time. I know I’ve said this before, so apologies for sounding like a broken record!

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