Gregg Allman was born on December 8, 1947. He is a rock and blues singer, keyboardist, guitarist and songwriter.
Biography and Career
Gregg Allman was born as Gregory Lenoir Allman, in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. He was raised in Daytona Beach, Florida and attended Seabreeze High School for his early education.
In the mid to late-1960s, the Allmans played in a series of bands including The Escorts and Allman Joys mostly playing around the Southeastern United States. Toward the end of the decade, The Allman Joys relocated to Los Angeles, California, and were signed to Liberty Records, which renamed them The Hour Glass. Strongly controlled by the label, the group produced a pair of psychedelic blues albums.
Later he assembled the group that would become The Allman Brothers
Band, Duane and Dickey Betts on guitars, Berry Oakley on bass guitar, and Butch Trucks and Jai Johanny Johanson on drums. Liberty Records still believed that Gregg Allman had more potential as a solo act and allowed the rest of The Hour Glass to leave on condition that Allman stay in California to record for them.
In the mid 1970s, after the death of Duane Allman, Gregg Allman carved out a solo career. His first album, Laid Back, was released in 1973. Allman's solo career has continued intermittently throughout the subsequent decades sometimes touring when the Allman Brothers Band is off the road. Generally, these are solo efforts, first with the Gregg Allman Band and later with Gregg Allman & Friends.
As an actor, Allman had roles in the films Rush Week released in 1989 and Rush in 1991. He also worked in a couple of episodes of the TV series Superboy. He also had a brief speaking cameo in the Family Guy episode Let's Go to the Hop.
Allman has been married at least six times and has several children, and two grandchildren.
Birth Name: Gregory Lenoir Allman
Birth: December 8, 1947.
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We like him because of his music.
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He is famous as a rock and blues singer, keyboardist, guitarist and songwriter.
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