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Woman killed on 'Midnight Rider' movie set

Woman killed on 'Midnight Rider' movie set

SAVANNAH, Ga., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A woman was killed and seven other people injured by a train on the Georgia set of the Gregg Allman bio-picture "Midnight Rider," the Hollywood Reporter said.
William Hurt to play Gregg Allman in bio-picture

William Hurt to play Gregg Allman in bio-picture

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- William Hurt will play singer and musician Gregg Allman in director Randall Miller's bio-picture "Midnight Rider," the Hollywood Reporter said.

Tyson Ritter cast as Gregg Allman in upcoming film

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- All-American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter has been cast as Gregg Allman in an upcoming Allman Brothers biopic, directed by Randall Miller.

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Former Allman Brothers guitarist Dan Toler dead at 64

Former Allman Brothers guitarist Dan Toler dead at 64

SARASOTA, Fla., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dan Toler has died of Lou Gehrig's disease at his home in Sarasota, Fla., his website said. He was 64.

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Greg Allman to wed a seventh time

LOS ANGELES, May 25 (UPI) -- U.S. musician Gregg Allman said on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" he is engaged to marry his seventh wife.
Santana, Allman Brothers to play six shows

Santana, Allman Brothers to play six shows

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- Carlos Santana and the Santana Band will share the stage with The Allman Brothers Band for six co-headlining dates in the United States this July.
Gregg Allman postpones book tour

Gregg Allman postpones book tour

LOS ANGELES, April 27 (UPI) -- American musician Gregg Allman's representatives say he has postponed a book tour by a week so he can undergo a medical procedure.

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'King' tops the U.S. album chart

'King' tops the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The Decemberists' "The King is Dead" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Gregg Allman undergoes liver transplant

Gregg Allman undergoes liver transplant

LOS ANGELES, June 23 (UPI) -- Musician Gregg Allman underwent a successful liver transplant at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., Wednesday, his Web site said.

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Gregory Lenoir Allman (born December 8, 1947 in Nashville, Tennessee), known as Gregg Allman (sometimes spelled Greg Allman), is a rock and blues singer, keyboardist, guitarist and songwriter, best known as a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band. He was inducted with the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, and personally received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2006. His distinctive Southern-accented voice placed him in 70th place in Rolling Stone Magazines list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time".

Raised in Daytona Beach, Florida, attended Seabreeze High School along with his older brother Duane, Gregg took an interest in the guitar before Duane did. But while Duane would soon become the superior guitarist, Gregg focused more on vocals, while advancing to keyboards. Little Milton was one of his favorite singers.

In the mid- to late-1960s, the Allmans played in a series of bands including The Escorts and Allman Joys, mostly playing around the Southeastern United States. Toward the end of the decade, The Allman Joys relocated to Los Angeles, California, and were signed to Liberty Records, which renamed them The Hour Glass. Strongly controlled by the label, the group produced a pair of psychedelic blues albums. All the players were deeply dissatisfied with the results; Duane Allman in particular spoke bitterly of the Hour Glass' output. The label however, was impressed with Gregg Allman's vocal abilities and abilities as a keyboardist.

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