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My Cross to Bear

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For the first time, rock music icon Gregg Allman, one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band, tells the full story of his life and career in My Cross to Bear. No subject is taboo, as one of the true giants of rock ’n’ roll opens up about his Georgia youth, his long struggle with substance abuse, his string of bad marriages (including his brief union with superstar Cher), the tragic death of  brother Duane Allman, and life on the road in one of rock’s most legendary bands.

From Publishers Weekly

Apr 09, 2012 – Back in 1971, the Allman Brothers Band lost Duane Allman by any standards one of rock s greatest guitarists to a motorcycle accident, and a year to the day later, Berry Oakley, the band s bassist, died the same way. In his memoir, the rambling and rambunctious Gregg Allman lays bare his soul, carrying us back to his childhood with his older brother, Duane, their days at military school, the first time he picked up a guitar and started making music, the first songs he wrote, his love for Duane, his voracious appetite for drugs and sex, and his countless sexual conquests, his broken relationships and his addictions, and his deep love for music. Like an old bluesman riffing through a tale of love, loss, and redemption, Allman sings the story of the band s early days as Hourglass and the Allman Joys, the glory days of playing the Fillmore East, the struggles to pull the band back together after Duane s and Berry s deaths, and the failures and successes of his own solo career. In the end, Allman, writing with music journalist Light, has produced a fiercely honest memoir.

Customer Reviews

My Cross To Bear

A dreadful book. A waste of time and money. A bad story written badly, his editors should be ashamed.

An American tale

A Southern boy who just wants to play. Great story!

lots of Fast life

An Amazing book about one of my favorite musicians ever....He takes you through a whirlwind of ups and downs, and he came out on top, and out ran the devil....I'm proud of him getting clean and sober, and for a man who took a beating from drugs and booze, he got his body and soul out in the nick of time....great stories about the greatest era of music. Great stories about such an interesting life, that made me smile....and enjoy an intimate look into the greatest band I've ever heard, and seen....get the Fillmore album, and you will appreciate Gregory Allman even more....keep on truckin.

My Cross to Bear
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  • $8.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Published: May 01, 2012
  • Publisher: William Morrow
  • Print Length: 400 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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