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The Resource My Cross to Bear, Gregg Allman with Alan Light, (electronic resource :)

My Cross to Bear, Gregg Allman with Alan Light, (electronic resource :)

Label
My Cross to Bear
Title
My Cross to Bear
Statement of responsibility
Gregg Allman with Alan Light
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As one of the greatest rock icons of all time, Gregg Allman has lived it all and then some. For almost fifty years, he's been creating some of the most recognizable songs in American rock, but never before has he paused to reflect on the long road he's traveled. Now, he tells the unflinching story of his life, laying bare the unvarnished truth about his wild ride that has spanned across the years. The story begins simply: with Gregg and his older brother, Duane, growing up in the South, raising hell with their guitars, and drifting from one band to another. But all that changed when Duane and Gregg came together with four other men to forge something new?a unique sound shaped by soul, rock, and blues and brimming with experimentation; a sound not just of a band, but of a family. Bringing to life the carefree early days of the Allman Brothers Band, Gregg holds nothing back?from run-ins with the law to meeting girls on the road, from jamming at the Fillmore East to experimenting with drugs. Along the way, he goes behind the scenes of some of greatest rock music ever recorded, without shying away from the infamous and painful deaths of his brother, Duane, and Allman Brothers bassist Berry Oakley. Speaking for the first time about the profound impact that his brother's death had on him, Gregg offers a tribute to Duane that only a younger brother could write, showing how, to this day, he still confronts the grief of losing his big brother, even as Duane continues to guide and inspire him. Setting the record straight about the band's struggles in the face of death, Gregg shows how the decision to persevere came with a heavy price. While the rock and roll excesses of drugs, alcohol, and personality clashes led to a series of breakups that culminated with the band's permanent reunion in 1989, Gregg fought his own battle with substance abuse, going to rehab no less than eleven times and floating through a string of failed marriages, including his tabloid-frenzied relationship with Cher, before finally cleaning up once and for all. Capturing the Allman Brothers' ongoing, triumphant resurgence as well as his own recent fight against hepatitis C, Gregg presents a story as honest as it is fascinating, providing a glimpse inside one of the most beloved and notorious bands in the history of rock music and demonstrating how, through it all, the road goes on . . . forever
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
MnSpTMCL
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1947-2017
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Allman, Gregg
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Light, Alan
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  • Allman, Gregg
  • Allman, Duane
  • Gregg Allman Band
  • Allman Brothers Band
  • Rock musicians
  • Rock groups
Label
My Cross to Bear, Gregg Allman with Alan Light, (electronic resource :)
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Electronic book
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 400 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062112040
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Electronic reproduction.
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  • Format: Adobe EPUB
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Label
My Cross to Bear, Gregg Allman with Alan Light, (electronic resource :)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 400 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062112040
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
at8mg9
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MnSpTMCL)at8mg9
System details
  • Format: Adobe EPUB
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 15.7 MB)

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