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spuwho

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Gregg Allman - Laid to Rest
« on: June 04, 2017, 12:30:11 AM »
Per Rolling Stone.com

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/gregg-allman-laid-to-rest-at-macon-funeral-w485721

Gregg Allman Laid to Rest at Macon Funeral

Cher, former president Jimmy Carter, Allman Brothers band mates attend private service



Gregg Allman was laid to rest Saturday afternoon in Macon, Georgia, where the Allman Brothers Band singer was buried near his brother Duane Allman and band mate Berry Oakley.
 
"When he opened his mouth and started singing ... there was this honesty that made a connection with people that was undeniable"
Former president Jimmy Carter, Peter Frampton, ex-wife Cher and many of Allman's bandmates like Jaimoe, Dickey Betts and Derek Trucks were among those that attended the private ceremony at Snow's Memorial Chapel in Macon. Allman's children Devon, Layla and Delilah Island, his niece (and Duane's daughter) Galadrielle, his lifelong friend Chank Middleton and his manager Michael Lehmen delivered eulogies at the service.

As requested by Allman's estate, mourners wore jeans to the funeral instead of suits. Following the private service, hundreds of fans, many wearing Allman Brothers shirts and listening to the band's music, lined the route along the funeral procession to nearby Rose Hill Cemetery, where Allman was buried close to Duane, who died in a 1971 motorcycle accident.

While the burial was also private, hundreds of fans gathered on a hill overlooking Allman's grave while the rocker was taken to his final resting place.

Ironically, Allman was scheduled to perform Saturday night at Macon's Grand Opera House before he canceled his 2017 tour plans as he battled health issues.
In a statement Friday, the 92-year-old Carter said he would attend Allman's funeral to "pay his respects" to the singer.

"Rosalynn and I were deeply saddened when we learned that Gregg Allman had passed. Gregg and the Allman Brothers Band were very helpful to me in my 1976 presidential campaign. Gregg Allman was better known than I was at that time," Carter said. "Gregg Allman was there when I needed him and Rosalynn and I have always been grateful to him."

In 2016, Carter was on hand to give Allman an honorary doctorate of humanities degree at Macon's Mercer University.

Allman died May 27th at the age of 69 at his home near Savannah, Georgia following a battle with liver cancer.

Allman's manager Michael Lehman said Allman spent his final night listening to tracks off his upcoming solo LP Southern Blood; a rep told Rolling Stone the album would arrive in September.

"He said the last few days he was just, you know, tired," Lehman said told the Associated Press. He was looking forward to sharing it with the world and that dream is going to be realized. I told him that his legacy is going to be protected, and the gift that he gave to the music world will continue to live on forever."

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Re: Gregg Allman - Laid to Rest
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2017, 04:23:20 PM »
I don't want many "do-overs" in life.  This would be one.  In 1974, I was visiting my grandma (I was 16) and her new step-son says, "C'mon, we're going to Royals Stadium (Kansas City) to see  The Allman Brothers Band."  I thought, OK, I've heard of them.  Maybe one song or two.

Never knew I'd be a lifelong fan.  I would just love to go back and see that show again, to see how great it really was. 

It's astonishing to me that Gregg lived on another 46 years after Duane!  God, how can that be???

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Re: Gregg Allman - Laid to Rest
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2017, 04:34:08 PM »

It's astonishing to me that Gregg lived on another 46 years after Duane!  God, how can that be???

He avoided motorcycles?
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Re: Gregg Allman - Laid to Rest
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2017, 05:15:50 PM »

It's astonishing to me that Gregg lived on another 46 years after Duane!  God, how can that be???

He avoided motorcycles?

 ;D ;D ;D

I meant, it seems impossible that this much time has elapsed.  "Live at the Fillmore East" still sounds as good as it ever did, and it's almost 50 years old!!!