Rocker Gregg Allman is dead. The co-founder of the Allman Brothers Band died at his home in Savannah, Georgia at the age of 69. The Allman Brothers Band forged a new musical offshoot from the elements of blues, jazz, soul, R&B and rock and roll. They were formed in Macon, Georgia in the late 1960s around the nucleus of Gregg and Duane Allman and were a blues rocking powerhouse for over 40 years. Allman was named one of Rolling Stone magazines 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. He was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
Gregg Allman battled major medical issues in recent years, including hepatitis C and a liver transplant in 2010. After the Allman Brothers Band retired from touring in 2014 he stayed on the road playing solo. Three original members of the Allman Brothers Band have also passed away: Gregg's brother Duane in 1971, bassist Berry Oakley in 1972 and drummer Butch Trucks in 2017.