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Gregg Allman dies at 69; Southern rock trailblazer co-founded band marked by tragedy

Gregg Allman dies at 69; Southern rock trailblazer co-founded band marked by tragedy

Gregg Allman, the gravel-voiced singer who helped lift the Allman Brothers Band to prominence with a hard-churning brand of soulful rock that became part of the soundtrack of the 1960s and ’70s and set the coordinates for a musical genre known as Southern rock, died Saturday at the age of 69.

According to a statement posted on his official website, Allman, who had canceled concerts and entire tours in recent years as he battled a variety of health issues, “passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Ga.“

With Allman as the frontman, his brother Duane on...

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