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My Cross to Bear by Gregg Allman
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Mar 20, 12

Read in February, 2012

I loved this autobiography! It felt like Gregory was sitting next to me, telling me his stories. It's very well written, honest and revealing for a memoir of this type. I came to the Allman Brothers Band later in life, more through my interest in more contemporary jam bands like Gov't Mule, Widespread Panic, Blues Traveler and the like. they all covered the ABB. I also loved the movie "Almost Famous" which is loosely based on this band's drug-addled, highly-sucessful heyday.

Gregg's memoir delivers on details about his brother, about his perspective on all the break-ups and make-ups the band has had over the years, on his many marriages, and on his recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol. I really loved this book; by reading this book I am now fond of Gregg--and the music of the ABB takes on greater meaning, knowing his life's story.
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