His love for his family and bandmates was passionate as was the love he had for his extraordinary fans. Gregg was an incredible partner and an even better friend. We will all miss him,” Allman’s longtime manager and close friend Michael Lehman said. Allman founded The Allman Brothers Band with his late brother Duane and composed such classics as “Midnight Rider,” “Melissa” and the epic concert jam “Whipping Post.” The Allman Brothers Band first reached the Billboard 200 albums chart with its self-titled debut in 1970. Ater, during time, other 24 albums were released. The group also landed 10 Billboard Hot 100 hits between 1971-1981. The Allmans’ annual rite of spring, a three-week run of shows typically held every March at the historic Beacon Theatre on New York’s Upper West Side, made the band a formidable commercial force in recent decades.