Gregg Allman Funeral Set for Saturday in Macon, Ga.

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Gregg Allman’s solo album recorded in his beloved Macon

Update (June 3): The funeral procession for Gregg Allman is being live-streamed right now at this link.

A private funeral for Gregg Allman, who died on May 27, will take place this Saturday, June 3, at 1 p.m. at Snow’s Memorial Chapel in downtown Macon, Ga., according to an article published in the Macon Telegraph. Although the service will be open to family and friends only, Allman’s family has asked that fans line the motorcade route between the funeral home and Rose Hill cemetery, where Allman will be laid to rest.

Rose Hill is also where Gregg’s brother, guitarist Duane Allman—who died in a motorcycle accident in 1971—and Berry Oakley, the band’s first bassist, who perished the same way a year later, are buried.

The article quotes Allman’s manager Michael Lehman as saying “The family is hoping to keep this [the funeral] between 75 and 100 people.” He added that Allman requested that those attending the service not be dressed in suits but, rather, “blue jeans and, at the very dressiest, sports coats.”

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Allman, who was 69, died of liver cancer after undergoing a series of health issues. Although he died in Savannah, Ga., he and the band were associated closely since early in their career with Macon. The city’s Allman Brothers Band Museum, also known as the Big House, was the band’s home base from 1970-73, and much of the band’s music was recorded at the city’s now-shuttered Capricorn Studios, so named for the record label for which the ABB recorded. One of the band’s many live albums was recorded at the Macon City Auditorium in 1972.

The late musician also released a solo CD/DVD, Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA, in 2015 (it was recorded the previous year).

“It’s a sad time, and we all feel blessed that we had Gregg as long as we did,” Lehman told the Telegraph, “and that he imparted the beautiful music on the world that he did.”

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