The older you get the more you start to understand your own mortality.

It may sound silly, but I started to realise my own as the albums of my youth started to be referred to as the “classics” from yesterday.

In recent years though - especially the last 18 months - an even scarier and more real reflection of my stage of life has come with the passing of many of my teen idols.

We've lost a heck of a lot of musical heroes in recent times and today comes news that we've lost another in Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and one of my favourites, Gregg Allman.

The legendary founder of The Allman Brothers Band died at age 69 on Saturday at his home in Savannah, Georgia.

Allman had suffered the effects of hepatitis C for many years, leading to a liver transplant in 2010.

It was eight months after his surgery, on the eve of the release of his comeback solo album, Low Country Blues, that I had the chance to interview the man.

Allman, a singer, songwriter and proficient organ player, will be remembered as o...

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