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Published: 2013/02/26

Gregg Allman Pays Tribute to "Dangerous" Dan Toler

Gregg Allman has officially commented on the passing of “Dangerous” Dan Toler. As previously reported, the former Allman Brothers Band guitarist passed away yesterday after struggling with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

“Dan spent some great years with me and the Brothers,” Allman told Relix. “Those records wouldn’t be the same without him. My deepest sympathies go out to his family. He will be missed.”

Toler first entered the extended Allman Brothers Band family as a member of Dickey Betts’ Great Southern. Toler played guitar in the group during one of The Allman Brothers band’s hiatuses in the late ’70s and appears on the classic Betts albums Dickey Betts & Great Southern and Atlanta’s Burning Down. When The Allman Brothers Band reformed in 1979, Betts brought Toler into the fold, reinstating the band’s trademark twin guitar approach for the first time since Duane Allman’s death in 1971. Toler appeared on The Allman Brothers Band’s Enlightened Rogues (1979), Reach for the Sky (1980) and Brothers of the Road (1981) before the group split for a second time in 1982. His brother Frankie Toler also joined the band in the ‘80s after founding drummer Jaimoe was dismissed from the group.

After The Allman Brothers Band split, the Toler brothers joined Gregg Allman’s solo band. They performed with Allman from 1982-1989, including on his hit 1986 record I’m No Angel. Toler also participated in The Allman Brothers Band’s select mid-80s reunion shows.

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There are 4 comments associated with this post

kevin p. February 28, 2013, 21:04:13

What are you guys talking about?! Of course that’s Gregg! A classic 80’s pic:) RIP Dan Toler…you will be missed! Thx for the great licks over the years!

point of possible correction February 26, 2013, 12:18:17

Is that Bonnie Bramlett and not Gregg? I don’t think he wore his hair like that since 1965 in the Allman Joys!!!!!

dk70 February 26, 2013, 13:06:58

Plus I don’t think Gregg would wear an outfit that would you’d find on half the guys in “Yes”. Having said that: I caught Dangerous Dan with Gregg back in ’87 opening for Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Great player great show by Gregg and the boys. SRV blew the place to bits afterward.

peachhead February 26, 2013, 15:09:18

jesus Definitely not gregg allman

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