Watch the University of Georgia Marching Band Honor Gregg Allman During Halftime Show
Gregg Allman would have turned 70 on Friday (Dec. 8). The Allman Brothers Band co-founder and music icon died in May, after suffering a series of medical issues in recent years, and in early November, the University of Georgia's marching band honored their home state's adopted son with a halftime show featuring his music.
The musical tribute happened during halftime at a Georgia Bulldogs football game. Throughout the show, the University of Georgia's Redcoat Marching Band performed "Ramblin' Man," "Whipping Post," "Midnight Rider" and "Black Hearted Woman" -- all Allman Brothers Band songs. The five-minute long performance was completed by cheerleaders, synchronized moves from the band and flag-twirlers. Readers can press play above to watch the performance.
Although Allman was born in Nashville, he and his brother Duane were living in Macon, Ga., when they formed the Allman Brothers Band. Allman was buried in Macon, at Rose Hill Cemetery, next to his brother and the Allman Brothers Band's original bassist, Berry Oakley.
Allman's final album, Southern Blood, was released in September. The record was recorded at the iconic Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala. Allman was hard at work on the record in the weeks before his death on May 27. It features cameos from Jackson Browne and a number of legendary local session musicians, including a horn section helmed by saxophonists Jay Collins and Art Edmaiston and trumpeter Marc Franklin.
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