Gregg ALLMAN

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Singer & Musician

AmericanBorn Gregory Lenoir ALLMAN

American rock and blues singer, keyboardist, guitarist and songwriter, and a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band

Born on December 09, 1947 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA , United States (74 years)

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Gregg is the younger son of Willis Turner Allman and Geraldine Alice (nee Robbins) . He was born in Nashville Tennessee, thirteen months after his brother Duane. His father was in the army and in 1949 the family relocated to Fort Story, Norfolk, Virginia. Shortly after, his father was murdered by a casual acquaintance and Geraldine 'Mama A' Allman was left to raise the boys. In order to retrain as an accountant, she sent her sons to Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, Tennessee, which they both loathed. Eventually, in 1957, when his mother had finished her course, the family settled in Daytona Beach, Florida, and the boys attended Seabreeze High School.



Both Duane and Gregg became captivated by music at a young age; Gregg has revealed that Duane and he went to see Jackie Wilson, Otis Redding, Patti Labelle and B.B. King perform and that he was particularly struck by B.B.’s Hammond organ player. Gregg took an interest in the guitar before Duane did, learning the very basics from his grandmother’s neighbour in Nashville. Duane would soon become the superior guitarist, giving up school in tenth grade to focus on it while Gregg practiced his vocals and keyboards, remained at school and finally graduated in 1965. Although he planned to become a dentist, Gregg fell in with his brother’s plans that they should become musicians, intending to go to medical school after a short while; it didn’t happen.

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