Remembering Gregg Allman: Performing A&E Private Sessions In 2011
Today marks one year since Gregg Allman, the legendary co-founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, passed away at the age of 69. The multi-talented keyboardist, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter was among the premier figures in the development of what’s now commonly referred to as Southern rock.
Gregg now rests beside his brother and former Allman Bros. co-founder Duane Allman at Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, Georgia near fellow late band mate Berry Oakley. This edition of Sunday Cinema is in honor of Gregg and looks back at a television appearance from 2011 in which Allman performs with his band and is interviewed about the early days of The Allman Brothers Band
Back on January 30, 2011 Allman and his band were guests on A&E’s Private Sessions. Gregg played his trademark Hammond B-3 organ as well as guitar while supported by guitarist Scott Sharrard, drummer Steve Potts, bassist Jerry Jemmott, saxophonist Jay Collins, keyboardist Bruce Katz and percussionist Floyd Miles.
The session saw takes on The Allman Bros. classics “Whipping Post” and “Melissa.” Gregg also led renditions of the title track from his 1987 solo album I’m No Angel, and “Just Another Rider” and “Floating Bridge” from his 2011 solo LP Low Country Blues.
Gregg chats with host Lynn Hoffman between songs, covering topics such as the founding of The Allman Brothers Band, his brother Duane, surviving a liver transplant, sobriety and more. Watch Gregg Allman’s Private Sessions segment below: