Gregg Allman of Allman Brothers Band Dies at 69

The Allman Brother’s Band cofounder Greg Allman has died at age 69, after surviving an early battle with substance abuse, a hepatitis C diagnosis, and a liver transplant. The band’s cofounder, Duane Allman, died in 1971 in a motorcycle accident. The band became famous for rock’n’blues classics like “Midnight Rider,” “Melissa,” “Ramblin’ Man,” and “Whipping Post.” Allman was born in Nashville in 1947, but just two years later his father was shot and killed while helping a hitchhiker. At the age of 27, Allman married Cher and had one child with her—Elijah Blue Allman.