By Gregg Allman
For the 1st time, rock track icon Gregg Allman, one of many founding contributors of The Allman Brothers Band, tells the entire tale of his existence and occupation in My pass to Bear. No topic is taboo, as one of many precise giants of rock ’n’ roll opens up approximately his Georgia early life, his lengthy fight with substance abuse, his string of undesirable marriages (including his short union with celebrity Cher), the tragic loss of life of brother Duane Allman, and existence at the street in a single of rock’s so much mythical bands.
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