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    My Cross to Bear (Hardback) By (author) Gregg Allman

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    DescriptionOne 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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    Title
    My Cross to Bear
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gregg Allman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780062112033
    ISBN 10: 0062112031
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGFA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1A
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: MUS035000
    BIC subject category V2: AVGP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15970
    B&T Approval Code: A08745500
    BISAC V2.8: BIO004000
    DC22: 781.66092
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 782.42166092
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: ML420.A5834 A3 2012
    Thema V1.0: DNC, AVP, DNBF1, AVLP
    Thema style qualifier V1.0: 6PB, 6RF
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    70-80 Colour and Black and White Illustrations
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    WILLIAM MORROW
    Publication date
    05 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    ...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