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Gregg Allman, Blues-Haunted Southern Rock Pioneer, Dies at 69

Celeste Fremon
Written by Celeste Fremon

David Brown, writing for Rolling Stone, got it right in his obit for Gregg Allman:

“The question ‘Can white men sing the blues?’ has been debated for decades, especially once earnest white kids began taking a crack at the music in the 1960s. But in the case of Gregg Allman, no one ever raised the question.”

Allman, who was 69, died on Saturday at his home in Savannah, Ga.


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