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RIP Greg Allman

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  1. ashdigger

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    Passed away at the age of 69. A piece of rock died.

    Ubi Ignis Est?
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  2. mothernaturewilleatusallforbreakfast

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    Wow. I hadn't heard this. The man made some great music. RIP.

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  3. aquadoc

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    I had a few pickins with Gregg in 1972-73 when I was really getting into my guitar (or as much as a 9 year old could). The band would spend weeks at a time as a retreat on St. Simons Island where I grew up. Cut my teeth trying to learn some of his riffs. He will be missed. Eat a peach, Gregg!

    "If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and sex, you don't actually live longer; it just seems that way."
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    Dam! I love the Allman Bro's

    Nowhere in the world will such a brotherly feeling of confidence be experienced as amongst those who sit together smoking their pipes
    Posted 1 year ago #
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    That's cool, doc. Berry Oakley's replacement, Lamar Williams was from Gulfport, Miss. and I worked with his brother, Kirby for a few months before I went off to college. Kirby was a bass player, too and mostly gigged locally. I've heard stories of band members hanging out with Lamar here on the Coast, but I was a little too young to hang in that circle at the time. Greg and Duane founded a fine band. Indeed, eat a peach, Greg.

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  6. brian64

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    Wow...really sorry to hear this. Little by little, one by one, an entire era is passing away. So much music that has, and will continue to, stand the test of time...unlike so much of the pabulum that permeates the pop culture today.

    RIP Gregg...you and Duane have some catching up to do.

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  7. aquadoc

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    They would stay at Epworth By The Sea and did a lot with the kids groups there. My parents knew the right folks to connect. I am pretty sure anyone could have joined in but luckily few actually hung out and played. They were not household names at the time.

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  8. moses

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    Bummer! That explains my having woken up this morning with them statesboro blues though.

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  9. cranseiron

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    I like to discover new music and don't much listen to music of my youth, but you have to admit that era of southern rock was damn special-- Allman Brothers, Wet Willie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshal Tucker-- and it defined much of that decade.

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  10. aquadoc

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    I agree! The Allman Brothers paved the way for so many southern rock bands...Now, hell, I could probably put together a Platinum album with autotune and singing in a nasally whine. I cannot listen to the radio ... same songs, same horrible sound with rare moments of talent.

    We need more Gregg, the Van Zants, hell, just about anyone with musical talent from the 60s through the mid 80s.

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  11. ashdigger

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    Yet Justin Bieber is still alive.

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    It seems so wrong.

    Life is a bitch.

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    That's a pretty cool story, aquadoc. I have some Allman Bros on vinyl from a collection that was passed along to me, and it's one of the best records out of the lot. I'll have to spin it tonight for Gregg Allman.

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  14. cranseiron

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    Doc, there's a lot of good music and talent out there and you're right, it's not on the radio. I won't post links (a pain on my phone), but go to YouTube and check out Drive by Truckers, Dirty South album for some good recemt southern rock. Also check out MOFRO, albums Black Water and Loch Loosa. MOFRO is more greazy swamp rock with funk undertones, but distinctly southern.

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    Yep, the end of an era for sure. We saw the Brothers three years ago, when he was in recovery.

    Al

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    In the past year and a half, since Dec. 3, 2015, we have lost: Scott Weiland, Lemmy Kilmister, David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Keith Emerson, Merle Haggard, Prince, Greg Lake, Butch Trucks, Chuck Berry, Chris Cornell and now Gregg Allman. I suppose that since most of the music I listen to was made in the 60's, 70's and 80's, it is only natural that we are losing all of this talent, however.....there doesn't seem to be anyone replacing the talent we have lost.

    "So it goes." - K.V.
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    Love the Drive By Truckers. They were coming into their own when I was a grad student. Athens has a great music scene. And if the walls could speak. Will check out MOFRO.

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    there doesn't seem to be anyone replacing the talent we have lost.

    That's what culture crash looks like. There are fewer talented people -- Darwinism selects for the merchants, not the artists -- and the ones that have talent stay out of the industry, because they know if that Justin Bieber succeeds, Beethoven would starve.

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  19. wyfbane

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    ^ Yup

    RIP Gregg

    Your music was piped through the intercom of my HMMWV on a lot of convoys through Afghanistan. (I controlled the music)

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  20. jpmcwjr

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    There's plenty of talent today, but it's more hidden than before. Today, mass merchandising has taken over many outlets for music, so we have Biebers and Swifts, etc. getting a lot of play.

    There are tons of independent outlets for talent, but they need to be sought out.

    And it's sad to have lost so many lights of the 60's and 70's. RIP, GA!

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    I think the issue has much to do with the level and quality of public consciousness. Talent/artistry always exists, but the difference back then is that it was possible to be both commercially and artistically successful at the same time.

    There was mass merchandising back then as well, but there was not an insatiable appetite for mediocrity as there seems to be these days.

    Today it's even become perfectly acceptable for "performers" to lip sync live shows. That was unthinkable back then.

    "Welcome to the land of flame and fizz...where you will learn that packaging is all that heaven is." -- Don Henley

    Posted 1 year ago #

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