Southern rock traile blazer and founder of the Allman Brothers Band Gregg Allman has died.
No cause of death was immediately given, but a statement on his website said he had “struggled with many health issues over the past several years, reports afp.
Mr. Allman died peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia, according to a statement posted Saturday on his website.
Dwane, the brother of Greg, died at the age of 24 in a motorcycle accident in 1971. Reuters explains more about the band writing:
“The Allman Brothers Band was started in Macon, Georgia, in the late 1960s by Gregg and older brother Duane, who became the band’s guiding force and one of rock’s most revered guitarists before he was killed in a motorcycle accident at age 24. In its heyday, the band was a staple on radio stations and released albums ranked among the best in rock history.
Gregg was the band’s lead singer, keyboardist and a key songwriter as it put out a string of hits. He wrote several of them – “Whipping Post,” “It’s Not My Cross to Bear,” “Midnight Rider,” “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More” and “Melissa” – while others were renditions of old blues songs, including “One Way Out” and “Statesboro Blues” (2017.)