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Wednesday, 25 July 2012 12:23

Gregg Allman 'such a wonderful life'

Gregg Allman is on the phone, and he's laughing as he recalls a trip to Maine with The Allman Brothers Band in the 90s. 'We were playing there and they took us out to this island,' he remembers. 'There was a 50 gallon drum full of lobsters and man, we partied let me tell you. We had boats and it was just a very memorable time.' When I asked if he could recall the approximate date of that visit, he thought about it for a few moments. 'It was probably the early 90s no, wait a minute. It was probably the later part of the 90s because I had already gotten clean and sober and that was in 1996. Man, we had a ball.'

When The Allman Brothers Band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, the ceremony was capped with the usual all-star jam session and after-party. Allman says his party began a week early technically, decades earlier. He recounts this story with vivid detail at the beginning of his new memoir 'My Cross to Bear' (William Morrow), written with journalist Alan Light.

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