Gregg Allman, 69

Gregg AllmanGREGG ALLMAN, 69, due to liver cancer complications on May 27 in Savannah, Georgia. A founding member of the Allman Brothers band, he overcame family tragedy, drug addiction and health problems to become an elder statesman for the blues music he loved, which was a blend of blues, country, Southern rock, and jazz.

He played the Hammond organ, sang lead vocals, and wrote some of the band’s signature songs. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. Cher was the third of Allman’s six wives.

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