Greg Allman RIP 29/5/17


"As Bad Company once said after coming on after Nazareth blew the bleeding roof of Olympia – “how do we follow that?” Well we were torn – Greg Allman on the Classic Rock stage (who had tragically lost his Mum before the gig) and Marillion on the Prog stage? To be perfectly honest we flitted between the two and I could hear Marillion’s iconic ‘Neverland’ when I was watching Allman. Drat! In the end we backed Greg – respect for him – given the maxim “ The show must go” I suppose. Although we missed part of his big band blues set - Greg’s band were funky and slick and to see them perform ‘Whipping Post’ is another one off my bucket list but no ‘Ramblin’ Man’? Anyway, The WRC troops wandered happily off into the night – muddy and not looking forward to the trip home." That was part of our 2015 Ramblin' Man Fair review - and given Saturday night's news that Greg had died at the age of just 69 - we now look back and realise how lucky we were to see the Southern Rock pioneer that wet July night (pictured). Therefore, today's Vid Of The Day from that set is dedicated to Greg.