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Gregg Allman, Southern rock legend, scheduled for RiverCenter concert

Gregg Allman & Friends will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Bill Heard Theatre, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway.

Allman, considered to be one of the best white blues singers performing today, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 along with the Allman Brothers Band. He also received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame last year for his songwriting and vocal skills.

Allman, now 59, is still writing and performing with the Allman Brothers Band and Gregg Allman and Friends.

Born in Nashville, and reared in Florida, Allman and his older brother, Duane, performed as the Allman Joys. They moved to Los Angeles in the late 1960s and got a recording contract that made them change their name to the Hour Glass. Unhappy with that experience, the brothers came back South and in 1969, introduced the Allman Brothers Band. That sound included two drummers, two lead guitarists, third-guitar bass lines and Gregg on vocals and organ.

Sadly, Duane died in a motorcycle accident in 1971. But Gregg kept the band going.

Tickets are $29-$42 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 5.

To charge tickets by phone, call 888-322-5200 or go to the RiverCenter box office, which is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

Call 706-256-3612.

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