Out of the sadness in the wake of the recent passing of music legend Gregg Allman, comes a Rock N Roll story that will warm your heart.
Back in 2006, Brutus was preparing to to travel to Savannah, GA to interview Allman at his home. A friend of Lou’s learned of the trip and mentioned Gregg visiting his high school in 1976 under somewhat bizarre circumstances. It seems Allman played a secret show at the school after completing drug rehabilitation at a nearby hospital outside of Buffalo, NY. The students had invited Gregg to visit. Amazingly, he not only accepted but played a show for the kids, bringing along his wife at the time Cher. When Lou’s friend mentioned Allman and Cher were in featured in high school yearbook for the visit, Lou suggested bring the yearbook for Gregg to see.
However, the full story is far richer and more wonderful than you can imagine. The incident as posted by Brutus was noticed on social media and turned into an excellent story by writer Sean Kirst of The Buffalo News.