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  posted on 12/4/2003 at 06:56 PM
I'd like to know some of you guys' favorite Gregg Allman moment. Be it through recordings, live performance, movies, TV, or even in personal meetings...I have come to find over the years, people are more opinionated about Gregg than any other member of the ABB.
 
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  posted on 12/5/2003 at 03:31 PM
For me it was meeting Gregg backstage at the ABB show in Toronto in '93. Gregg was very friendly and down to earth. I got my picture taken with him, he signed a few things and we chatted about the band's upcoming cd and other stuff. Certainly a highlight of my years of concert going.
 

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  posted on 12/5/2003 at 03:49 PM
Hard to compare anything to meeting Gregg. Although when he said "Y'all a kickass crowd" at the Beacon this past year, I thought that was great. I'd never heard him say anything like that before, though he's reused the line since then.

 

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  posted on 12/5/2003 at 03:55 PM
my favorite Gregg comes from a story Rubba told me.

Gregg was going to get in a limo after a show, and as usual, there was a big crowd lined up to usher him into the car. there was a pretty girl standing there. Gregg went to leave, then opened the door and pulled the girl in suddenly.

Rubba said the look on the girls face was priceless. sorta like...Oh! oooooooo.....!

i'm sure Rubba could tell the story better but thats the gist of it.

 

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  posted on 12/5/2003 at 04:12 PM
It would have to be the year 1977 when I went to see SEA LEVEL perform at the ROXY in Los Angeles. My buddies and I were hanging out in the parking garage before the show, had just finished some Humboldt Co. herb, when this corvette pulls into the space next to us, turns out it was Gregg coming to see SEA LEVEL too. We had some brief little conversation, donít remember exactly what was said. But it was cool just to hang even for a moment. Do remember 1977 being the same time frame he was with Cher and also the drama associated with his testifying.
 

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  posted on 12/21/2003 at 09:02 AM
Well, living in austria, europe at the age of 34 means that i hadn`t had a chance to see Greg alive but everytime he opens his mouth and sings is a special moment for me.
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  posted on 12/22/2003 at 05:44 AM
Mine is yet to happen:

When he sits behind his Hammond & says, "It's so nice to be playing here in Europe again, after all this time"!

 
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  posted on 12/23/2003 at 10:11 AM
A friend of mine was playing some sessions in Nashville in the late 1970s. He was in an underground walkway late at night by himself. He saw a mean looking tall guy walking toward him. He changed the side of the walkway, as did the guy approaching. He swapped sides again, as did the tough guy approaching. He crossed again and then met the guy walking toward him, who asked for a light for his cigarette. The tough guy thanked him and asked his name. He gave and was asked what he did. "I'm in Nashville doing some session work". "I'm a musician too, you might have heard of me, my name is Gregg Allman".

Very modest, very cool.

 

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  posted on 12/23/2003 at 11:32 PM
When I was 20 yrs old, Gregg gave me the shirt off his back.

6.27.80 in Ft. Wayne, I was front row on the barricade and before the encore
Gregg had swithched shirts and gave the one he had on to me. It had the 'Reach for the Sky' graphic on it. I still have it, course it doesn't fit anymore.

At the time, it was quite a thrill for a 'kid'.

 

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  posted on 12/24/2003 at 05:19 PM
Those are both very cool stories, postdue and hoosier!

 

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  posted on 12/24/2003 at 07:35 PM
Around 1980, or so, the ABB were playing I believe the Capitol Theatre in New Jersey.

Elijah Blue Allman was a baby, perched on Gregg's organ. Real cool to watch Gregg watching the baby while playing the legendary tunes of the Brothers

 

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  posted on 1/13/2004 at 06:35 PM
His Beacon smile the night I wore a sequin shirt. Yes I will get there one of those nights this year.

 

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  posted on 1/13/2004 at 08:58 PM
My first Allman's show in NY back in ........Well, I won't say.
Anyway, we sat looking right at Gregg and commented all night about his beautiful hair! How it sparkled under the lights and how we were all envious of it, and how attractive he was (is).
The show was great too!

 

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  posted on 1/14/2004 at 12:42 AM
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I have an uncle who is a police officer in New Orleans. At the age of 12, I'd been back to visit him and my aunt. He came in at lunch and showed my aunt this ticket he had written for someone. It had been given to Gregg Allman. My aunt was more surprised that I knew who he was at that time, then the ticket itself. Since at that time I was all into Zeppelin and those other hard rock bands of the early 70's. After all I did own one album by them...and guess which one that was ? Fillmore East. To this day, my belief to the validity of the whole trip is STILL 50 / 50. It could of happened or it didn't ?
The excitement was kinda / sorta kewl... being I was this California surfer kid bored "shitless" hangin round a bunch of strange cajuns. today I would really dig on having the reverse trip scenario thing going on. Beam me up Scotty...... California is really starting to suck ( BIG TIME)

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  posted on 1/25/2004 at 06:42 PM
WEW!I have been A fan of the ABB since basically I was born!I have been a OVER-ENTHUSIAST of the ABB & their amazing way that they TOUCH their crowd since I've been a CRAZED-IN-LOVE-OF-THAT-TRAVELING-ROAD-CULTURE-VIBE that happened when I was around 20(in '90...wait a minute!I'm lettin' out my age...)though I had followed the DEAD since I was around 16 or so...the ABB just reached me...opened my soul...made me aware of the beauty that music really is!
Anyways...I have ALOT of GREG memories that make me smile!(Like every time I see him up close & he smiles at me!Or the crowd!)One of my favorite is when a couple of friends & I got axcess to the back area behind a venue that was on the river & outside where all the buses park...we waited before the show for a short period of time & Greg waved at us & smiled & waved to us....we all went inside to the show & were fortunate enough to have 2nd row seats...GREG spotted us halfway through"Midnight Rider"...he smiled at us and sang to us ....okay,we BELIEVE he sang to us...that's ONE of my fondest Greg memories ANYWAY!!
Thanks for letting me share that w/ you!

 

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  posted on 2/28/2004 at 06:23 PM
i'm gonna have to do that !
 

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  posted on 3/1/2004 at 02:56 PM
My favorite moment with Gregg Allman came around 1990, when Gregg was playing with Rick Danko at the legendary Roadhouse in NYC. I vividly remember being upstairs with all the performers that evening. There was a woman there with her little girl.....it was this little girl's birthday..Gregg walks over to this little girl, gets down on bended knee and sings "Happy Birthday" to this little girl with all this "backstage stuff" going on all around us.

Priceless stuff.....

 

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  posted on 3/1/2004 at 05:47 PM
I would guess it was 1996 or 1997. I was drunk waiting for a plane in the Memphis Airport. My plane had been delayed and I drank the time away. The plane I was waiting for to take me to KC was comming in to Memphis from Atlanta. I made my way to the gate area and was waiting for the plane to unload so we could re-load and 2nd or 3rd person off the plane looked a lot like Gregg Allman. Hair was pulled back and it had been years since I had seen a current photo so believe it or not I was not sure at first. Tattoos gave him away though. I walked right up to him and said, "Could I shake your hand?" He turned and looked at me and offered his hand out. I said, "I am your biggest Fan" (how original right?). He kind of laughed and said, "You'll have to ask my mama about that"

I couldn't believe what had just happened. When I was growing up I idolized this man. I wanted to be him when I was a kid. Anything Allman I was there.

Anyway, I gathered myself, ran to the phone and called my wife and told her what happened and she said, "Are you Drunk?" And I siad, "Yes I am but did you hear what I said...I just met Gregg Allman" She was SOOO envious.

In hind sight, being the smart ass that I am, I'm just glad I didn't say something like, "There is no way your mama is bigger than me"

That was my brush with greatness I have another favorite Gregg Moment from a TV show. When Alan Thicke had the late night show Thick Of the Night the ABB were guests and Alan asks Gregg about wanting to be a Dentist when he was younger. Gregg said something confirming that he had indeed at one time set his sights on dentistry. Thicke says, "It's probably just as well cause your hair probaly would have really gotten in the way" and as he's saying it he is making motions like he is working on a patient and his hair hanging down in the way. I guess that would be an Alan Thicke moment but i thought it was funny and Gregg seemed to get a kick out of it.

I like the "Best Is Yet To Come" theory though as I am headed to the Beacon!

 

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  posted on 3/3/2004 at 10:46 PM
I took a cousin from Ohio out on the town in Atlanta"s entertainment district ( Buckhead) and the plan was to club hop. We ended up in a little raggily bar called CJs Landing. They have live music playing in a cave of a room in the back so we head back towards this room. The band was doing some covers of the Brothers and really butchering the vocals. They took a small break and came back up and continued to do ABB covers but the vocals were sounding much better. I thought maybe the guy caught a buzz at break and kinda juiced the battery! We decide to go check the band out ( we are hanging at the bar) and who the hell has jumped up on stage with this rag tag local band? Gregg freaking Allman! He was buddies with the guy that owned the club and he was just hanging out at the club and got a wild hair. He only sang 4 songs but he had that place buzzing with energy. He hung out for an hour after that and just as nice as he could be. A real cool night!

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  posted on 3/8/2004 at 10:15 PM
I saw the Allman Brothers in Houston, in 1975, when the bottom started to fall out of the Band. Dickey was all alone on guitar, and the show was in the old Coliseum, the worst place on Earth to see a show. Anyway, these goofballs from the audience were throwing firecrackers at the stage, where upon Gregg stopped the music, stood up, and said, "If anymore of you wise asses throw anymore firecrackers, I'm shutting the show down." The firecrackers stopped, and the sad part of the show was the road crew sounded better than The Allman Brothers. Anyone out there possibly at that show?
 

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  posted on 3/10/2004 at 09:04 PM
Buzzy82 that was a great story. I always dream stuff like that would happen to me.

My favorite Gregg moment was meeting him at Turning Stone casino when he played with Gregg Allman and Friends a couple years back. After the show I was walking through the casino when I spotted Gregg walking with a group of people to the elevator. I didn't even think twice, I turned and ran in his direction and caught him before the doors to the elevator opened. Im not sure if they were security or bodyguards that were around Gregg at the time, because when I asked Gregg to sign my ticket stub he looked like he may have messed his trousers and the group looked really caught off guard. I thanked him many, many times and told him how much I appretiated the show and his time. If he replied I didn't hear it because I was so damn happy.

 

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  posted on 3/11/2004 at 01:30 PM
The growl at the intro to "Trouble No More" on 2/11/70.


 

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  posted on 3/11/2004 at 04:47 PM
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and who the hell has jumped up on stage with this rag tag local band? Gregg freaking Allman!


Cool! wait, AWESOME!

 

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  posted on 4/12/2004 at 02:40 PM
to me it must be the beatles song RAIN, with the church choir on the 4 cd box DREAMA,
a mindblowing version

 
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