Allman Brothers vocalist and organ player Gregg Allman is recovering from the successful liver transplant he underwent yesterday at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.
For the last few years Allman has undergone a series of treatments for Hepatitis C, but chronic liver damage resulted in doctors recommending the transplant. No doubt some of that damage was the result of Allman's hard-partying ways at the height of the Southern-rock craze in the '70s.
The Allman Brothers were scheduled to perform alongside the likes of Jeff Beck, Robert Randolph, and Buddy Guy at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Festival in Chicago this Saturday, and while that won't be happening, guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks will take part in the event, which raises funds for Clapton's rehab centre in Antiqua.
This clip's going out to Woody. Don't ask me why Gregg licks his finger at 2:26.