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Southern rocker Gregg Allman feted by fellow musicians at tribute concert in Atlanta

Vince Gill performed at All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 in Atlanta, Ga. (Photo by Dan Harr/Invision/AP)
January 10, 2014 - 10:40 PM

ATLANTA - Southern rock luminary Gregg Allman has been honoured by an all-star lineup of musicians at a tribute concert in Atlanta.

Jackson Browne, Taj Mahal and Vince Gill were among those on hand Friday night to perform Allman's blues rock music that influenced many artists that followed his band's early 1970s success.

Traditionally, Allman's biggest fans have been in the audience, dancing and swaying to his southern rock ensemble's well known songs such as "Melissa" and "Midnight Rider." But on this night, those effusing about Allman the most were on stage, performing for him and beside him.

Vince Gill provided some of the best moments of the night, riveting the audience with some hot guitar licks and vocals on "Midnight Rider."

News from © The Associated Press, 2014
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