Rock Music Star Gregg Allman Passes Away

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Gregg Allman, whose soulful vocals made the Allman Brothers Band one of rock’s top acts in the 1970s in a career that also was marred by tragedy and drug abuse, died on Saturday at the age of 69, his official website said. “It is with deep sadness that we announce that Gregg Allman, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia,” it said. 24. He wrote several of them – “Whipping Post,” “It’s Not My Cross to Bear,” “Midnight Rider,” “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More” and “Melissa” – while others were renditions of old blues songs, including “One Way Out” and “Statesboro Blues.”