The singer and musician who helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to stardom and spawn the Southern rock genre, died Saturday. He was 69 years old.
Allman had cancelled some 2016 tour dates, announcing on August 5th that he was “under his doctor’s care at the Mayo Clinic” due to “serious health issues.” Some time later he cancelled more dates citing a throat injury, and in March of this year he cancelled performances for the rest of 2017.
In his memoir, Allman said he spent years overindulging in women, drugs and alcohol before getting sober in the mid-1990s. He said that after getting sober, he felt “brand new” at the age of 50.
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