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>> Southern rock legend Greg Allman is dead at the age of 69. According to his official website, Allman died peacefully at his home in Savannah Georgia on Saturday.>> I'm glad we are to be back here.>> His soulful vocals made the Allman Brothers Band one of Rock's top acts in the 1970s but his career was also marred by tragedy and drug abuse.
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The Allman Brothers Band was started in Macon, Georgia in the late 1960s by Gregg and his older brother Dwayne before he was killed in a motorcycle accident at age 24. Greg was the band's lead singer, keyboardist, and the key songwriter as the band put out a string of hits including Ramblin Man and Midnight Rider.
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But by the mid 70s, the cloud over the band grew darker as Greg became a heroine addict. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 but Allman said in his book, he was too drunk to enjoy it