At the beginning of the 1970s, The Allman Brothers Band enjoyed huge success and a number of their most characteristic songs were written by Gregg Allman. While it was unusual at the time, the band was based in the Southeastern United States. The Allman Brothers Band music was called ‘Southern Rock’, a term that was coined by Gregg Allman, himself. ‘Southern Rock’ incorporated an innovative fusion of rock, blues, and country back in the 1970s, and the genre of music is still popular today.
Following the death of his older brother, guitarist Duane Allman in 1971, and a year later, bass guitarist Berry Oakley, both in motorcycle accidents, the band continued to perform and record. In addition, Allman developed a solo career and a band under his own name. Allman’s solo music has perhaps a greater resonance of soul music than his work with ABB, possibly because of the influence of artists such as Bobby Bland and Little Milton, singers who he has long admired.
Gregg Allman Reviews & Ratings
No Reviews / Ratings Yet