It’s the sad reality that musicians I grew up with and admire will pass away.
This past week, Gregg Allman died at the age of 69. I featured his brother Duane Allman previously.
Gregg and Duane (who died in 1971) formed the Allman Brothers Band and was its lead singer and keyboard player.
Gregg Allman wrote “Whipping Post,” which first appeared on the band’s 1969 debut album. Here is a performance of it from the 2013 Crossroads Festival.
Rest in peace, Gregg Allman.
“Layla” is a well-known Eric Clapton song, but the guitar solo is not him. It’s Duane Allman who plays the screeching slide from the 2:20 mark onward.
The melodic piano along with Allman’s guitar is one of the most haunting and beautiful pieces of music I know.
In an interview, Clapton referred to Allman as the “musical brother I’d never had but wished I did.”
If you listen to the song, you’ll understand how their styles complemented each other so well.
Hope you enjoy and have a great week,