My Cross to Bear (Hardcover)
|Author: Gregg/ Light Allman|
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|For the first time, rock icon Gregg Allman, one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band, tells the story of his career, opening up about his long struggle with substance abuse, the tragic death of his brother and life in one of rock music''s most legendary bands.|
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A founding member of the Allman Brothers Band traces his life and career, from his youth in Georgia and his struggle with substance abuse to the hardships, conflicts, and joys of creating music with one of rock music's iconic bands.
This is a really good book about what I consider the best America has had to offer in the world of music. I have been a rabid Allman Brothers fan for 40 years. I got around to buying their Fillmore East album in 1972 after connecting the dots between Claptons Layla, and Duane Allman. Gregory goes into a very personal account of the dynamics that contributed to the music, which is evidently the most important thing in these guys lives. It helps me better understand Duane Allman, Dicky Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, Jaimoe, and especially Gregory Allman. Gregg has stated that with all the other books, and speculation, some dwelling on the darker side, that he wanted to tell his stories with their humor. The dark side is there, but there is some funny as heck stuff too. It helps to explain the friction that ended up with Dicky Betts out of the band. He goes through his marriages with some really good, funny stuff. In the end he's found peace in the world, and is TRULY, an Enlightened Rogue.