Dr John, Jason Isbell, Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Cher and more pay tribute to Gregg Allman

Allman died at home in Savannah, Georgia on Saturday

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Gregg Allman has died aged 69.

BBC reports that Allman died at home in Savannah, Georgia on Saturday [May 27, 2017].

A post on Allman’s Facebook page said, “Gregg struggled with many health issues over the past several years. During that time, Gregg considered being on the road playing music with his brothers and solo band for his beloved fans, essential medicine for his soul. Playing music lifted him up and kept him going during the toughest of times.”

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Many tributes have been paid to Allman since news broke of his death. Including his former wife Cher, Jason Isbell, Brian Wilson, Dr John, Ringo Starr, Bootsy Collins and Ryley Walker.

“It’s too soon to properly process this,” Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts said in a statement. “I’m so glad I was able to have a couple good talks with him before he passed. In fact I was about to call him to check and see how he was when I got the call. It’s a very sad day.”

Michael Lehman, Allman’s manager and close friend, also wrote: “I have lost a dear friend and the world has lost a brilliant pioneer in music. He was a kind and gentle soul with the best laugh I ever heard. His love for his family and bandmates was passionate as was the love he had for his extraordinary fans. Gregg was an incredible partner and an even better friend. We will all miss him.”

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The July 2017 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – featuring our exclusive interview with Roger Waters on the cover. Elsewhere in the issue, there are new interviews with Evan Dando, Jason Isbell, Steve Van Zandt and Kevin Morby and we look at shoegazing and the Scottish folk revival. We review The Beatles, Fleet Foxes, U2, Van Morrison and Dan Auerbach. Our free CD features 15 tracks of the month’s best music, including Can, Richard Dawson, Saint Etienne, Ride, The Unthanks, Songhoy Blues and more.

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