What was Gregg Allman”s Net Worth?
Gregg Allman was an American rock and blues singer/songwriter and guitarist who had a net worth of $10 million at the time of his death. Gregg Allman was best known for being a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band. He wrote some of the group”s most famous hits, including “Melissa” and “Whipping Post.” Additionally, Allman had success as a solo artist with albums including “Laid Back,” “I”m No Angel,” and “Low Country Blues.”
Greg Allman died on May 27, 2017 at the age of 69. His Allman Brothers band mate (and brother) Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident in Macon, Georgia in 1971.
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Early Life and Career Beginnings
Gregg Allman was born in 1947 in Nashville, Tennessee to parents Geraldine and Willis. His brother, Duane, was born one year earlier. In 1949, Willis was killed in Norfolk, Virginia after offering a ride to a hitchhiker. Geraldine raised her two sons and never remarried; to support her children, she enrolled in a college program to become a Certified Public Accountant. Meanwhile, Gregg was sent to Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, Tennessee. He came back to Nashville following his mother”s graduation, and moved to Daytona Beach, Florida in 1959. To afford the Silvertone guitar he wanted, Gregg worked as a paper boy. With his brother, he joined a YMCA music group called the Y Teens. Later, they formed the bands the Misfits and the Shufflers. Gregg graduated from Seabreeze High School in 1965.
While living in Daytona Beach, the Allman brothers met a number of musicians. One of them was Floyd Miles, with whom they began performing in the band the Houserockers. The brothers subsequently formed the group the Escorts, which grew to become the Allman Joys. Following a successful local run in the summer, they went on the road in 1965 to perform throughout the Southeast. By the summer of 1966, the brothers were able to book a studio in Nashville to record several songs. They subsequently settled for a time in St. Louis, Missouri, where they performed with various artists, and then relocated to Los Angeles. There, the brothers signed with Liberty Records and began recording an album under the name Hour Glass, but grew frustrated with the experience. Feeling constricted, Duane told off Liberty executives, who then threatened to freeze the band. Gregg stayed behind and gave the label rights to a solo album, angering his brother.
The Allman Brothers Band, Part One
While doing session work in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Duane called up his brother to join a new band he was forming. Gregg took up the offer, becoming part of the Allman Brothers Band alongside Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, and Jaimoe and Butch Trucks. The group soon moved to Macon, Georgia, where they spent hours hanging out, rehearsing, and consuming hallucinogens. In addition to improvising songs, they covered classic blues numbers such as “One Way Out” and “Trouble No More.” During this time, Gregg became the band”s primary songwriter, and penned “Whipping Post” and “Midnight Rider.” In 1969, the Allman Brothers Band released its self-titled debut album. The group subsequently performed on the road, and released a second album, “Idlewild South,” in 1970.
The Allman Brothers Band began achieving greater recognition and success in 1971. That year, the group recorded a live album at the Fillmore East in New York; released in July, it made it to number 13 on Billboard”s Top Pop Albums chart, becoming the band”s major commercial breakthrough. However, with the success came tragedy; in October, Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle crash.
|Net Worth:||$10 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Dec 8, 1947 – May 27, 2017 (69 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.85 m)|
|Profession:||Singer, Organist, Keyboard Player, Musician, Songwriter, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
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