This Day in Rock. The Allman Brothers Band
Born in Nashville, Tennessee on December 6 1947, Gregg Allman started out performing as a teenager. He had several groups with his older brother Duane before the pair helped create the Allman Brothers Band in 1969. Known for their bluesy, improvisational style, the Allman Brothers Band hit it big in the early 1970s. In 1986, he made the charts with "I'm No Angel" as a solo artist. Allman continues to record new music and work with the Allman Brothers Band.
Allman published his autobiography, My Cross to Bear, in 2012, which was the beginning of several retrospective, or at least nostalgic, projects from the singer. Most of these came to fruition in 2014. He kicked off that year with ‘All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman’, a star-studded show in Atlanta, Georgia that was released later that year as a live DVD and CD. A few days after that show, he went to his hometown of Macon, where he gave a set that was released in 2015 as ‘Back to Macon’, the Allman Brothers Band gave a series of farewell concerts at the Beacon Theater in New York City that fall.
For his work in music, Allman has received numerous awards including 9 Grammys. Gregg Allman has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Allman Brothers Band in 1995 and into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2015
His distinctive voice placed him in 70th place in the Rolling Stone list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time".