Gregg Allman’s Family, Guests Play at Farewell Jam

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Gregg Allman (Photo by Danny Clinch)

It was a solemn day for the musical friends of Gregg Allman on Saturday (June 3), as the classic rock legend was laid to rest at Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, Ga. Allman’s wife Shannon, five children, ex-wife Cher, former President Jimmy Carter, fellow Allman Brothers Band member Dickey Betts, and Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi of the Tedeschi Trucks Band were among the approximately 100 mourners in attendance.

And afterwards, family and friends gathered at the Allman Brothers Band Museum, known as The Big House, to celebrate Allman, who died on May 27, with a jam. (Watch a portion of it below.)

Allman’s ex-wife Cher tweeted a picture from the Big House at around 11 p.m. local time…

On Saturday morning, the Allman Brothers Band’s Twitter account had confirmed the jam.

Earlier on Saturday, Peter Frampton tweeted

Cher had another tweet earlier in the evening…

Footage of the evening’s jam at The Big House: “One Way Out,” “Soulshine” and “Melissa”


Posted by Ted Anders on Saturday, June 3, 2017

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Allman is survived by his wife, Shannon Allman, his children, Michael, Devon, Elijah Blue, Delilah Island Kurtom and Layla Brooklyn Allman; and three grandchildren.

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  1. Wendy
    #1 Wendy 4 June, 2017, 11:09

    I believe you forgot his son Michael Sean Allman.

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  2. Lisa O
    #2 Lisa O 4 June, 2017, 17:49

    my husband Willie O’Brien, mixed monitor s for the ABB for three years. He enjoyed it so much always one of his favorite gigs! He passed away on May 2nd/ 2016. He, Gregg, Woody, Butch, Doug Nelson ,and so many others have the Very Best of the Best just a jamming away up there in the Very “Big House ” with the Biggest Guy of them all!! Sad day for us but a great day for them. Bitter Sweet!!!

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  3. peaches
    #3 peaches 4 June, 2017, 17:51

    Jaimoe,the ABB drummer and Marc Quinoes,ABB percussionist extoraordinaire, were also present

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  4. Mike L
    #4 Mike L 5 June, 2017, 01:39

    Goodbye Gregg. You’ll be terribly missed but your music will live on forever in the hearts and minds of all your friends, family and fans!! RIP you sure earned it!!

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  5. Sue -Hay
    #5 Sue -Hay 5 June, 2017, 14:37

    The Allman Brothers
    It was as if you knew them all your life
    Like they lived in your town
    You just don’t want these people to die
    They knew how to be brothers
    Duane seemed attached, even in death
    I’m so glad I had a kind word with Gregg
    In of all places Mancini’s Lounge
    It was the song Multi-Colored Lady, I mentioned
    I still listen to it

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