Cher, Jimmy Carter attend Gregg Allman's funeral in Georgia

Brunilde Fioravanti
Giugno 10, 2017

The Saturday afternoon service is private, with only about 100 mourners expected to be in attendance at a small chapel in downtown Macon, Georgia. The group's guitarist, Derek Hicks, attended Saturday's service.A day before the service, Cher tweeted some sweet words about Allman, with whom she had a son, Elijah Blue Allman.Some slipped into the chapel through a back entrance.Former President Jimmy Carter, who the Allman Brothers Band helped get elected, said Friday he will attend Allman's funeral.

He died May 27 at his home near Savannah, Georgia, at age 69.

During that time, the museum said, Allman felt that being on the road playing music for his fans was "essential medicine for his soul".

Allman's manager Michael Lehman said Allman spent his final night listening to tracks off his upcoming solo LP Southern Blood. The Allman Brothers Band played several fundraisers when Carter successfully ran for president in 1976.

The Southern rocker is being laid to rest near the grave of his brother Duane, in the same Rose Hill Cemetery where members of the Allman Brothers Band once wrote songs amid the tombstones.

Although Allman was born and raised primarily in Nashville, Tennessee, Macon held a special place in Allman's heart: The band found fame while recording at Capricorn Studios in Macon, and often performed live in the city.

Allman is now buried right beside his brother Duane Allman, who died in 1971 in a motorcycle accident, and former Allman Brothers bassist Berry Oakley, who died in a similar crash a year later in '72.

"Rosalynn and I were deeply saddened when we learned that Gregg Allman had passed", the 92-year-old Carter said in a statement yesterday. "He said the last few days he was just, you know, tired", Lehman said told the Associated Press.

In its heydey, the band was a staple on radio stations and released albums ranked among the best in rock history.

"He was looking forward to sharing it with the world and that dream is going to be realized", Lehman said.

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