Greg Allman entertained the world with his southern flavor in The Allman Brothers Band. Earlier today, this rocker passed away. But he’s left us with many great songs to celebrate his legacy. For almost 50 years, this group of southern rockers flowed through the speakers and surround sound systems to an audience of eager eardrums anticipating their favorite part of the song.
Allman has left us with many great hits, whether in his band or as a solo act. But how much dough has this rockstar accumulated over such a vast career? Let’s take a look at Gregg’s cash flow…
Greg Allman’s Net Worth as of 2017: $15 Million
The lead singer of The Allman Brothers Band was very well off as a musician. He once said that he’d never imagine he’d be paying rent by playing music. Well, let’s say his rock music didn’t just pay the rent. Whoever is inheriting this fortune is in for a real payday. However, no amount of cash can compensate for the legend that was lost today. Let’s take a look back at the career of a man whose sound defines southern rock…
1965 – 1972
The Allman Brothers Band went through several names before they found their recognized brotherly title. Along with his brother Duane, Greg formed the bands: The Escorts, The Allman Joys, and The Hour Glass. In 1969, the group moved over to Atlanta, Georgia, where their music took root in the soil. The band took psychedelics and hung around Rose Hill Cemetery, where they consumed their early songs. In November of that year, The Allman Brothers’ self-titled album was released, which only sold 35,000 records upon its initial release.
Word of mouth got around about these soulful southern boys. Idlewild South was released in September 1970 and contained such hits as “Midnight Rider” and “In Memory of Elizabeth Reid.” By 1971, their luck started to pick up, as they started to earn double the amount of money they were use to receiving. The band was growing, but then tragedy struck when Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident.
In February 1972, the band released “Eat a Peach,” which peaked at #4 on the Billboard‘s Top 200 Pop Albums chart. We’d been through hell, but somehow we were rolling bigger than ever,” said Gregg Allman in his 2012 autobiography My Cross to Bear.
1972 – 1987
On November 11, 1972, The bassist of the group Barry Oakley also fell to a fatal motorcycle accident. The band carried on and enlisted a new bassist. Meanwhile, The Allman Brothers Band stock continued to rise. By 1974, 1974, the band was making an average of $100,000 per show. They released the best that southern rock music had to offer. But then in 1976, the band broke up for the first time.
I almost forgot to mention that Gregg Allman married Cher in 1975. Together, they had one child. He even released a collaborative album with his wife, which turned out to be a huge failure with sales. When they went on tour together, fights broke out between their fans. During this time, the Greg Allman Band was in full swing, releasing its third studio album Playin’ Up a Storm in May 1977.
In 1978, The Allman Brothers Band reunited. In Feburary 1979, they released their return album Enlightened Rogues. After they broke up once again in 1982, Gregg started to fall hard into alcohol and started finding trouble with the law. In 1987, Allman released his third solo album I’m No Angel, with a title song that became a mega-hit for the struggling rocker.
1989 – Present
Greg’s alcohol issues continued to mount, but that didn’t stop The Allman Brothers Band from reuniting in 1989 for their twentieth anniversary summer tour. The band stayed together until 2014, as Gregg fought addiction after addiction. On July 2nd, 1991, they released tenth studio album Shades of Two Worlds, which contained the hit song “Nobody Knows.” In 1995, The Allman Brothers Band were inducted into the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame
The band continued to tour the world, sporadically releasing live albums. In 2003, they released their final studio Hittin’ the Note, which was very well received by critics. In 2012, Allman suffered an upper-respiratory infection, which spread to his lungs.
After The Allman Brothers Band broke up, Gregg toured with his own self-titled band. But his health problems persisted and he passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017. He will be greatly missed by friends, family members and fans all across the globe.