by Steve Dollar | August 23, 2017

Ramblin’ Man, Gregg Allman

Many turning points in his life and career played out in Florida.


Photography by Sidney Smith,


Gregg, Duane and their mom, Geraldine, moved from Nashville to Daytona Beach. As teenagers, Gregg and Duane formed their first band and played gigs all over Daytona.


The Allman Brothers Band formed in Jacksonville, where most of the members were living at the time. Their first concert under that name was at the Jax Beach Auditorium on March 26, 1969.


the band broke up, completely reforming in 1979. It had gotten back together in 1978, but not all members had returned yet.


Gregg moved to Siesta Key to write music with Dickey Betts.

Click here to read more about Gregg’s life and his final album, Southern Blood.