Gregg allman not my cross to bear
My Cross to Bear by Gregg AllmanFor the first time, rock music icon Gregg Allman, one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band, tells the full story of his life and career in My Cross to Bear. No subject is taboo, as one of the true giants of rock ’n’ roll opens up about his Georgia youth, his long struggle with substance abuse, his string of bad marriages (including his brief union with superstar Cher), the tragic death of brother Duane Allman, and life on the road in one of rock’s most legendary bands.
My Cross to Bear
But in the case of Gregg Allman, no one ever raised the question. Add in the impact of fame, celebrity, chemical temptations and divorces, especially with dealing with a relatively shy person like Allman, and he more than earned his right to sing the blues. The first Allman vocal on the first Allmans album starts out perfectly, with a throaty roar. One of the earliest songs he showed to his bandmates and written when Gregg was in L. Sounding wise beyond his years he was only 22 , Allman alternates between toughness and tenderness in the same song. This Allman original was, Gregg has said, the first song of his that his bandmates truly took to. They loved it.
Cancel anytime. One Way Out is the powerful biography of the Allman Brothers Band, an oral history written with the band's participation and filled with original, never-before-published interviews as well as personal letters and correspondence. This is the most in-depth look at a legendary American rock band that has meant so much to so many for so long. For 25 years, Alan Paul has covered the Allman Brothers Band, conducting hundreds of interviews, riding the buses with them, attending rehearsals and countless shows. The result of this Roger Daltrey's introspection is a remarkable memoir, instantly captivating, funny and frank, chock-full of well-earned wisdom and one-of-kind anecdotes from a raucous life that spans a tumultuous time of change in Britain and America.
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But if you like celebrity memoirs that come packed with juicy anecdotes, gripping details and raw energy, Gregg Allman's new book certainly fits the bill. Nineteen chapters later, the story ends with a rugged redemption, as Allman survives a liver transplant, reflects on his tumultuous past and looks forward to the next phase of his career. Fans of the Allman Brothers Band are certain to relish the revelations in between. Plenty of these pages, written with the help of Alan Light, focus on Allman's devotion to his older brother Duane and offer an insider's look at the music they created together during the s and early '70s. Allman talks about the genesis of such tunes, traces some early performances and explains the contributions each brother made to create a transcendent whole. But Allman — a year-old singer, songwriter and keyboard player — has other memories to share about his life in rock 'n' roll music, and some dirt to dish, as well.