Photo – Derek McCabe – Note Farmer to the left. 

 I am re-posting in advance of the Friday, September 8 release of his final album, Southern Blood.

“Check this out, man!”

Gregg Allman leaned back in his chair and pulled his shirt up to reveal giant scarring across his midsection.

“Ooh boy! If they told me how much it hurt, I would have just said, ‘No thanks; I’ll die!”

Gregg let out a long laugh, pulled his shirt back down and took a sip of a cup of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee that his longtime right hand man Chank Middleton handed him. He was joking about preferring to die over suffering the pain of the liver transplant, but everything about his mood that day screamed, “Happy to be alive!”

I wrote this personal reflection on Gregg for Relix. You can read the rest of it here, along with much more from their stellar tribute issue – which you really should buy if you;r einterested enough to read this far! 

5 replies
      • Donna Doble-Brown
        Donna Doble-Brown says:

        PLEASEEEEEE? I have gotten such comfort from the video of you two in LA I think ….. He was wearing the black Harley long sleeve shirt. He was so relaxed and looked so good. NO ONE can tell a story like him! The phrasing and word choices I will miss so much . . . I have laughed so often about the little girl in the 5th grade story! Can’t you picture it? Haha Thanks Alan for all you’ve done for him over the years. It’s nice to know I wasn’t the only one who has felt gut punched. Sending lots of love to you!

  1. Paul Lancia
    Paul Lancia says:

    Alan, you more than anyone brought me brought all of us backstage and offstage with the Allman Brothers family. Thank you.

    We all loved Gregg and Butch and Dickey, Duancee, Berry and Jamoie. It’s surreal to think it is over. The road has ended. No more pavement, no more wind in your hair, no more ABB. We take our memories, their music (the soundtrack of our lives) and move on.

    Thank you for bringing us in like you have. It means a lot.


Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *