Gregg Allman Biography
Gregory LeNoir Allman, popularly known as Gregg Allman was an American singer-songwriter and musician who was known for performing in the Allman Brothers Band. He grew up with an interest in rhythm and blues music, and the Allman Brothers Band fused it with rock music, jazz, and the country at times.
Gregg Allman Age|Nationality
He was born on 8 December 1947 and died on 27 May 2017 when he was 69 years old. Being born in Nashville, Tennessee, Allman is of American nationality and of White ethnicity. His birth/zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
Gregg Allman Spouse|Divorced
He married seven times during his lifetime. His first marriage was in 1971 with Shelley Kay Jefts. One year later, the two divorced and Allman married Janice Blair in 1973; this marriage too lasted a year.
Allman’s next marriage was with pop star Cher in 1975; the couple had a son together named Elijah Blue Allman. The marriage ended in 1978 and Allman married Julie Bindas in 1979. This union lasted about a year and a half.
He married Danielle Galliano after a few years later in 1989. In 1994, the couple split up with a divorce.
In 2001, Gregg married Stacey Fountain, their marriage lasted seven years—his longest one—before the couple ended it with a divorce in 2008.
He finally married Shannon Williams in 2017 and they remained together till his death.
Gregg Allman Family
He was born to his parents, Geraldine Robbins Allman(mother) and Willis Turner Allman(father), a couple who first met each other during World War II in Raleigh. He also had only one older brother whose name is not yet revealed.
His father was a former U.S. Army veteran, gave a hitchhiker a ride home and was shot and killed on 26 December 1949. His mother moved with him and his brother to Nashville and raised them alone. While in Nashville, Allman was introduced to music by Jimmy Banes who was his grandmother’s mentally handicapped neighbor.
Gregg’s mom decided to study further and enrolled at a college to become a Certified Public Accountant. According to the rules at that time, the mother had to live on-campus. Hence, Gregg and his brother had to be sent to Castle Heights Military Academy. Allman later realized that his mother had sacrificed so much in order to raise him and his brother single-handedly.
Gregg Allman Children
Gregg has five kids of whom three of them are boys and two of them are girls. His son Michael Sean Allman, born in 1966 was from a relationship with former waitress Mary Lynn Green. His other son called Devon Allman, born in 1972 the lead singer of Honeytribe was from his marriage to Shelley Kay Jefts.
Gregg’s last son was Elijah Blue Allman, born in 1976, lead singer of Deadsy, from his marriage to Cher. His first daughter Delilah Island Allman, born in 1980 was from his marriage to Julie Bindas and finally Layla Brooklyn Allman born in 1993, lead singer of Picture Me Broken, from a relationship with radio journalist Shelby Blackburn.
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Gregg Allman Net worth
During the time of his death, his estimated net worth was $ 18 Million dollars. Information regarding his property, cars he owned, luxuries, houses, private airplanes he could be owning are also not yet available and will be updated as soon as possible.
Gregg Allman Albums
– Laid Back
– Southern Blood
– Duane & Gregg Allman
– Two the Hard Way
– Low Country Blues
– Playin’ Up a Storm
– Searching for Simplicity
– Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA
– The Gregg Allman Tour
– Eat a Peach
– Live In San Francisco ’87 (Wolfgang’s 14Th May 1987) [Remastered]
– Hittin’ the Note
– Out For Justice (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
– Almost Famous (Music From The Motion Picture)
– At Fillmore East
– Idlewild South
– Cross Culture
– Live Auditorium Shores, Austin, TX 18 Jul ’87
– One More Try: An Anthology
– No Stranger to the Dark: The Best of Gregg Allman
– Gregg & Duane Allman
– All Night All-Stars
– 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Gregg Allman
– Playlist: The Very Best Of Gregg Allman
– Guitar Legends
– Blue-Eyed Soul
Gregg Allman Songs
– Midnight Rider
– Whipping Post
– Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More
– I’m No Angel
– One Way Out
– Please Call Home
– My Only True Friend
– Ramblin’ Man
– Come and Go Blues
– It’s Not My Cross to Bear
– Wasted Words
– These Days
– Good Clean Fun
– Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
– Multi-Colored Lady
– Blue Sky
– In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
– Hot ’Lanta
– Stormy Monday
– Queen of Hearts
– Mountain Jam
– Statesboro Blues
– I Love The Life I Live
– Floating Bridge
– I’ll Be Holding On
– Love Like Kerosene
– Black Hearted Woman
– I Can’t Be Satisfied
Gregg Allman Music Style
His style was rooted in rhythm and blues music. He characterized his work with the Allman Brothers Band as “playing some blues with some jazz mixed in.”
Gregg was introduced to blues music through musician and childhood friend Floyd Miles, who later toured with him as a part of his solo band. Also, he gave him advice on how to sing from his stomach, as opposed to his chest. He was inspired by “Little Milton” Campbell.
He taught him to be absolutely sure of every note Allman hit, and to hit it solid. After his death, many outlets credited Gregg as among the greatest white blues vocalists of his time.
Being a songwriter, Gregg wrote several famous songs, including “Whipping Post”, “Melissa”, and “Midnight Rider”, which he dubbed the “song I’m most proud of in my career”. Allman could be a very slow songwriter, writing only when inspiration struck. If the song was forced, he felt it could end up contrived.
In his 2012 memoir, My Cross to Bear, Allman laid out his approach to songwriting: the first verse introduces a story, it is expounded upon in the second, and the third may serve as an epilogue. Allman credited singer-songwriter John D. Loudermilk, whom he first met while touring with the Allman Joys, as an influence on his writing.
He was taught to let the song come to him, not to force it, not to put down a word just because it might rhyme or fit. Also, he was taught to let the feeling come from his heart and go to his head. Gregg received the Songwriter Award from the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in the last year of his life.
Gregg Allman Death
The many years of drug addiction and alcohol abuse took a toll on his health. Allman suffered from various problems, including hepatitis C and atrial fibrillation. He also suffered from liver cancer.
He died on 27 May 2017 due to complications caused by his liver cancer at his residence in Richmond Hill, Georgia. On 3 June, his funeral was held in Macon and attended by his friends and ex-wife Cher.
Gregg Allman Achievements
In 1969, Gregg and Duane Allman, his brother formed the Allman Brothers Band which reached mainstream success with their 1971 live album At Fillmore East. Shortly thereafter, Duane was killed in a motorcycle crash. The band continued, with Brothers and Sisters in 1973 their most successful album.
He began a solo career with Laid Back the same year and was perhaps most famous for his marriage to pop star Cher for the rest of the decade. Allman had an unexpected late-career hit with his cover of the song “I’m No Angel” in 1987, and his seventh solo album, Low Country Blues in 2011, saw the highest chart positions of his career.
Throughout Allman’s life, he struggled with alcohol and substance abuse, which formed the basis of his memoir My Cross to Bear (2012). On 8 September 2017, his final album, Southern Blood, was released posthumously.
He performed with a Hammond organ and guitar and was recognized for his soulful voice. For his work in music, Gregg was referred to as a Southern rock pioneer and received numerous awards, including one Grammy Award; he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Gregg’s distinctive voice placed him in 70th place in the Rolling Stone list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”.
Gregg Allman Trivia
He was averse to organized religion for many years but claimed he always believed in a God. During his health ailments in the latter stages of his life, Gregg came around to his own form of Christianity and began wearing a cross necklace.
Allman wrote several of the band’s biggest songs, including “Whipping Post”, “Melissa”, and “Midnight Rider”. Also, he had a successful solo career, releasing seven studio albums. Gregg was born and spent much of his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee, before relocating to Daytona Beach, Florida.
Note: This biography is based on the available information as of 2023, and real-time updates or developments are being updated by our editorial team.