ATLANTA — Gregg Allman’s funeral service is all set to be held today. For the last several days thousands and thousands of people have been visiting the cemetery where he is set to be buried. This is the same cemetery where his older brother and the cofounder of The Allman Band, Duane Allman, is also buried.
An Associated Press reports claims that the former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is expected to attend the funeral of the legendary musician Gregg Allman. It should be kept in mind that the funeral is very private and very close friends and family members of the musician have been invited to attend it.
Now as the funeral details are out, it is being reported that a memorial is being held Saturday afternoon in Macon, Ga., at Rose Hill Cemetery.
While it is clear that the former President Jimmy Carter will attend the funeral, it is still a mystery if Cher will be there or not. Allman is survived by five children. Allman and his older brother both made a very early entry into the music world when they shifted to Los Angeles. The Allman Brothers Band became a major success in early seventies. Their first major success was in the form of their live album At Fillmore East. There is no denying that it represented a commercial and artistic breakthrough not just for the The Allman Brothers Band, but also for Gregg Allman
While the two brothers plunged into the world of music in their early teens and made a beginning in their school itself, the first major success came in the form of Allman Brothers Band’s 1973 album Brothers and Sisters. It became their biggest hit, and Allman pursued a solo career afterward, releasing his debut album, Laid Back the same year. In 1980s, Gregg reached an unexpected peak with the hit single “I’m No Angel” in 1987. After two more solo albums, the Allman Brothers reformed for a third and final time in 1989, and continued performing until 2014. He released his most recent solo album, Low Country Blues, in 2011, and his next, Southern Blood, is set to be released in 2017.