Posted by themusicsover on February 25, 2013
1948 – February 25, 2013
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.
Thanks to Ben Anderson for the assist.
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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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