One of the most entertaining live bands ever to take the stage, the Allman Brothers Band defined the meaning of live rock and roll. But despite nearly a half-century of massive success, no one has ever told the inside story of the band and the brothers behind it. For the first time, rock icon Gregg Allman tells the full, unflinching tale of his life on stage and off, from becoming rock royalty, to his string of failed marriages including his marriage to Cher, to his decades-long struggle with drugs and alcohol. In his unforgettable voice, Allman offers a vivid portrait of growing up with his brother, Duane, in the 1960s South, a place of uneasy racial and cultural transformation, where a new sound emerged - the sound of slide guitar comingling with keyboards and wailing vocals: the sound of the Allman Brothers. Yet with success came tragedy, including Duane Allman and bassist Berry Oakley's deaths, a year apart, in motorcycle accidents. For decades substance abuse plagued Gregg, and though he eventually overcame his demons, in 2010 he required a life-saving liver transplant. Gregg Allman opens up about these struggles and more, detailing the hardships, the personality clashes, and ultimately the joy that went into making some of the most electrifying rock and roll ever recorded. Documenting an era in which Southern music came alive, he holds nothing back in this essential volume eagerly awaited by every fan of good, old fashioned rock 'n' roll.
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…This book is everything you could hope for: in a grizzled, laconic drawl, Allman provides a rambling backstage account of his five decades with the Allman Brothers Band, and he doesn’t seem to hold anything back. (New York Times Book Review)
A soul-searching rumination on a hard-lived life... For generations of fans, Allman’s book provides insights into the many turns in that long road... MY CROSS TO BEAR carries a welcome seal of honesty. (USA Today)
In his memoir, the rambling and rambunctious Gregg Allman lays bare his soul… In the end, Allman, writing with music journalist Light, has produced a fiercely honest memoir. (Publishers Weekly (starred review))
This is a story about musical brotherhood. Rich and moving... Nothing less than profound. Life, love and music from one of the most influential American recording artists of the last 40 years. (Kirkus Reviews)
“Packed with juicy anecdotes, gripping details and raw energy…Fans of the Allman Brothers Band are certain to relish the revelations... MY CROSS TO BEAR provides a window into Allman’s tortured soul - he presents himself as a man cracked and flawed, yet somehow intact.” (Birmingham News)
One of the founding members of the Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman has been making music for almost fifty years, and during that time he has recorded some of the most iconic songs in American rock. Inducted into of the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, he continues to make music as a solo artist and tour with the Allman Brothers Band. He lives in Georgia.
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Descrizione libro William Morrow, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0062112031
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Descrizione libro U.S.A.: William Morrow, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. Signed in person by Gregg Allman directly on the half title page (not the pre-signed on a "tipped in" page bound in by the publisher). NOT signed to anyone. A photo of Gregg Allman at his book signing event will be included with the signed book. First edtion, First printing with full number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Hardcover. Book is BRAND NEW and UNREAD, opened only for signing. No marks, no inscriptions. Not a book club edition, not an ex-library. Dust jacket is new, not price-clipped, in a removable, protective clear clover. This is a beautiful autographed first edtion for collectors. Makes a great gift. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 000739