Gregg Allman dies aged 69

Gregg Allman dies aged 69

Gregg Allman, founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, has died at the age of 69.

Allman, who was the band’s lead singer and keyboardist, died as a result of “complications of liver cancer” according to his publicist Ken Weinstein.

The Allman Brothers Band was highly regarded as one of the most influential US southern rock groups of the late ‘60s, fusing country, jazz, blues and rock.

Allman also released a number of solo albums during his career, showcasing a more stripped back sound than that exhibited by the Allman Brothers Band.

In 1995 the group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, while Greg himself was inducted 11 years later in 2006. The Allman Brother Band also received the Grammy Award for lifetime achievement in 2012.  

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