Greg Allman has today’s almost forgotten track
Something I heard last week disturbed me, and it has to do with Butch Trucks taking his own life two weeks ago…the writer, who probably doesn’t know anything about anything, determined that Gregg Allman’s decision to stop touring as the leader of The Allman Brothers Band contributed to Butch’s decision…now I don’t know any better that the person who surmised that, but I would hope that’s not the case…for now, let’s just accept the fact that Gregg had earned his right to make that decision, and celebrate the wonderful music that he’s created in his lifetime without laying a guilt trip of any sort on one of the finest singers of our generation
Greg Simpson firmly believes his career in the music industry officially began on March 14, 1965 when a band gave him ten dollars as commission for helping them find a gig. He hasn’t looked back since then and looks forward to celebrating his fiftieth in 2015 with an enormous party paid for by the hundreds of dollars he’s made since then.
His career has covered all aspects from radio for many years, and including working for record labels, artists and, since 1992, Canadian Music Week where he programs the radio stream and manages all conference streams and events in real time annually. He also attends half a dozen conferences a year doing research for CMW and is generally accepted as a knowledgeable cat with a few stories to tell. At the root of it all, though, is his undying love for music and musicians.
Greg Simpson is the author of ‘Today’s Almost Forgotten Track’
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