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Posts Tagged ‘The Allman Brothers Band’

RIP, Gregg Allman (May 27, 2017) Southern Rock Pioneer

Posted by themusicsover on May 27, 2017

Gregg Allman
December 8, 1947 – May 27, 2017

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Gregg Allman was the lead singer, keyboardist and primary songwriter for the Allman Brothers Band, which he formed with his brother, Duane Allman, in 1969.  The Allman Brothrers went on to become one of the most influential rock bands America has ever produced.  Albums like The Allman Brothers Band, At Fillmore East, and Eat A Peach are considered landmark recordings of the ’70s. Their marriage of rock to country, blues and jazz – along with unmatched improvisational skills, laid the foundation of the Southern Rock scene which exploded in their wake. Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, and the Marshall Tucker Band are just a handful of bands from the American South who built successful careers due in large part to the Allman Brothers’ direct influence. Between their formation in 1969, and ultimately calling it a day in 2014, the band released 11 studio albums and 16 official live albums while playing countless live shows during their on-again off-again run.  During one break during the ’80s, when most thought his career was over, Allman released a handful of solo albums including Laid Back and I’m No Angel, both of which went gold.  His most recent solo album, 2011’s Low Country Blues, was also his highest charting, debuting at #5 on the Billboard charts.  In recent years, Gregg Allman suffered from a series of health issues and ultimate lost his life to complications of liver cancer.  He was 69 years old when he passed on.

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Died On This Date (February 25, 2013) Dangerous Dan Toler / The Allman Brothers

Posted by themusicsover on February 25, 2013

Dan Toler
1948 –  February 25, 2013

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Photo by JC Juanis

Dan Toler was an American guitarist who is perhaps best known for his years playing with the Allman Brothers Band.  Born in Indiana, Toler took up the guitar at a young age.  During the ’70s, he took up residence in Dickey Betts & Great Southern.  He played with Betts on his third album, Atlanta’s Burning Down.  The following year, he and Betts joined the Allman Brothers where he played on their “comeback” album, Enlightened Rogues, as well as Reach for the Sky and Brothers of the Road.  In later years, he played in the Gregg Allman Band, the Townsend Toler Band (with John Townsend), and the Renegades of Southern Rock.  Dan Toler was 65 when he died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s Disease on February 25, 2013.

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Died On This Date (June 4, 2011) Frankie Toler / Acclaimed Southern Rock Drummer

Posted by themusicsover on June 4, 2011

David “Frankie” Toler
DOB Unknown – June 4, 2011

Frankie Toler was a rock drummer who, over the course of his career, played with the Allman Brothers, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts,  and the Marshall Tucker Band.  He joined his brother, guitarist Dan Toler in the Allman Brothers in 1981 and stayed for the next year or so.  They both played on the group’s 1981 release, Brothers On The Road.  The brothers then went on to perform with Gregg Allman for several years, and played on his landmark I’m No Angel album of 1986.  Frankie played in the Marshall Tucker Band from 1992 to 1994, playing on their Walk Outside The Line album.  He also made a couple of albums with his brother.  Toler continued to stay active until he needed a two liver transplants in 2009.  Thankfully the local Southern Rock community joined together and played to raise money to help offset his medical bills.   Frankie Toler was 59 when he passed away in hospice care on June 4, 2011.

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