Gregg Allman Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Height, Net Worth, Fast Facts

Gregg Allman Wiki, Biography

Gregory LeNoir Allman (December 8, 1947 – May 27, 2017) was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He was known for performing in the Allman Brothers Band. Allman grew up with an interest in rhythm and blues music, and the Allman Brothers Band fused it with rock music, jazz, and country at times.

He wrote several of the band’s biggest songs, including “Whipping Post”, “Melissa”, and “Midnight Rider”. Allman also had a successful solo career, releasing seven studio albums. He was born and spent much of his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee, before relocating to Daytona Beach, Florida and then Macon, Georgia.

Gregory LeNoir Allman was born on December 8, 1947, at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee to Geraldine Robbins Allman (1917–2015) and Willis Turner Allman (1918–1949). The couple had met during World War II in Raleigh, North Carolina when Allman was on leave from the U.S. Army, and were later married.

Their first child, Duane Allman, was born in Nashville in 1946. On December 26, 1949, Willis offered a hitchhiker a ride home and was subsequently shot and killed in Norfolk, Virginia. Geraldine moved to Nashville with her two sons and never remarried. Lacking money to support her children, she enrolled in college to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)—state laws at the time, according to her son, required students to live on-campus.

Full NameGregg Allman
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 8, 1947
DiedMay 27, 2017, Savannah, Georgia, United States
Place Of BirthNashville, Tennessee, United States
Height1.85 m
ProfessionSinger, songwriter
EducationSeabreeze High School
SpouseShelley Jefts (1971-1972), Janice Mulkey (1973-1974), Cher (1975-1979), Julie Bindas (1979-1984), Danielle Galliano (1989-1994), Stacey Fountain (2001-2008), Shannon Williams (February, 2017- May, 2017, ’til his death)
ChildrenMichael Allman, Devon Allman, Elijah Blue Allman, Delialah Island Allman, Layla Allman
ParentsWillis Turner Allman, Geraldine Robbins Allman
SiblingsDuane Allman
AwardsClassic Rock Awards – Living Legend (2014)
Record LabelsLiberty, Atco, Capricorn, Warner Bros, Epic Rounder
Albums“At Fillmore East” (1971), “Brothers And Sisters” (1973), “Win, Lose Or Draw” (1975), “Wipe the Windows, Check the Oil, Dollar Gas” (1976),, “Laid Back” (1973), “Playin’ Up a Storm” (1977), “Low Country Blues” (2011), “Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA” (2015)
Music GroupsThe Allman Brothers Band (1969-2017), Hour Glass, The Allman Joys, Delaney & Bonnie, The 31st of February, Gregg Allman Band
NominationsRock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame, Georgia Music Hall Of Fame,100 Greatest Singers of All Time (Rolling Stone’ magazine), Grammy Award Best American Roots Performance (2015), Grammy Award Best Blues Album (2012), Goodreads Choice Awards Best Memoir & Autobiograph (2012)
MoviesRush (1991), The Allman Brothers Band: Live at Great Woods (1991), Rush Week (1989), The Best of the Jammys: Vol. 2 (2007), Earth vs. The Radiators: The First 25 (2004)

Allman was married seven times:

He married Shelley Kay Jefts in 1971; they divorced the following year. They had a son, Devon.
He married Janice Blair in 1973; they divorced in 1974. She is pictured on the sleeve of Laid Back.
His most well-known relationship was with Cher, whom he married in 1975. They had a son, Elijah Blue, and divorced in 1978.
He wed Julie Bindas in 1979; they had a daughter, Delilah Island, and divorced in 1981.
He married Danielle Galliano in 1989; they divorced in 1994.
His longest marriage was to Stacey Fountain, from 2001 to 2008—”seven out-of-sight years,” he remarked.
In 2012, he announced his engagement to Shannon Williams, who was 40 years his junior. They were quietly married in February 2017.
In My Cross to Bear, he writes that “Every woman I’ve ever had a relationship with has loved me for who they thought I was.” At the time of its writing, he noted that he only spoke to two out of his then-six ex-wives, including Cher.

Allman had five children, three with various wives and two with other women he had relationships with: son Michael Allman was born on July 3, 1966. He was raised in Daytona Beach, Florida. From his relationship with go-go dancer Mary Lynn Sutton.
son Devon Allman (born 1972), lead singer of Honeytribe and The Allman Betts Band, from his marriage to Shelley Kay Jefts;
son Elijah Blue Allman (born 1976), lead singer of Deadsy, from his marriage to Cher;
daughter Delilah Island Allman (born 1980) from his marriage to Julie Bindas; and
daughter Layla Brooklyn Allman (born 1993), lead singer of Picture Me Broken, from a relationship with radio journalist Shelby Blackburn

Allman was averse to organized religion for many years, but claimed he always believed in a God. Following his health ailments in the latter stages of his life, he came around to his own form of Christianity, and began wearing a cross necklace. In his memoir, he stated: “As long as you have spirituality, you’re never alone. It’s sort of like my mother said all those years ago: now I have my own kind of faith, just like other people. They take what they want of faith, and they leave the rest alone, and I do the same. That’s the way it should be.” He credited his sixth wife, Stacey Fountain, with helping him increase his faith.

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