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Former Allman Brothers guitarist Dan Toler dies at 65
By Billboard Staff,  Billboard

Billboard -- Former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dan Toler has died following a two-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, otherwise known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 65.

Steve Fayette, a family friend, confirmed on Monday that Toler passed away in his sleep.

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Toler, who is originally from Indiana, joined the Allman Brothers in 1979. In 1982, he joined The Gregg Allman band along with his brother, David "Frankie" Toler.

The Tolers played on the Allman Brothers' 1979 comeback album "Enlightened Rogues."

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38Comments
Feb 27, 2013 4:01AM
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Dan Toler is an Awsome guitarist and a great  guy.  Alman brothers is one of my all time favorite bands midnight rider. Greg Alman is an awsome voice great song writing they do not make music like this anymore the whole band is amazing. The sound they had like no other brillant great and talented group Dan Toler will be missed brillant gutairist. Great person and human being. Greg Alman and his brother are brillant great musical voice Greg Alman has, and his  brother who was killed was also a brillant gutiarist some say  the best gutairist ever. Groups today can not even come close to this brillant group talented amazing and wonderful musical genius. All these bands from the 50's 60's and 70's are musical genius. Here are a few more of my favorite bands The Eagles, Led Zepplin, Steve Miller Band, Lynard Skynard, Pink Floyd, Bob Seager and The Silver Bullet Band, Forengier, Styx, ACDC,Elvis Presly, The Beatles, ZZ TOP, The Who, Queen, Areo Smith, John Fogarty Credence Clearwater Rival,Jackson Brown, Boss Scaggs, The Little River Band, Thirty Eight Special, Heart, Elton John, Johnny Cash, Walen Jennings, Janis Joplin, and Jimmy Hendrix The Rolling Stones, Boston, Stealy and Dan Hall and Oats and Fleetwood Mac. These people are the GREATS of all time musical genius brillant singer songwriters and gutiarist drummers amazing people.No one today comes close to the  brillance of these  people no one. In my opinion these groups are the best ever. They will never be able to top these groups it is not possible. These groups are the best ever there is no group or person like these groups no one can touch them all have a unique sound all their own. All these groups should be in the Musical Hall Of Fame as the best of the Best. I love these groups so much musical genius BRILLANT GENIUS BANDS OFALL TIME.

Feb 26, 2013 7:03PM
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Great guitar player! Always lose the greatones to early! R.I.P. !

 

Feb 26, 2013 6:07PM
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if you wanna see some great dangerous dan toler then check out dickey betts band. there is some on youtube i just saw the other day from germany. he was a powerful lead player that seemed so humble on stage. this is a great link for your enjoyment. thanks for being here dan!!!

cut and paste this link


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur3JnYC4Dr8
Feb 26, 2013 6:00PM
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"Nobody left to run with anymore"....
Feb 26, 2013 5:48PM
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I have been a Grateful Dead fan for years and I only heard songs from the Allman Brothers on radio. I did like all of their songs that I heard on radio and I really liked "Jessica". I  later went to a concert that had several bands on the ticket and the Allman Brothers were one of them. I can honestly say that they put on the best show of the ticket. I feel so priviledged to have been a part of that and the crowd mood for them was an amazing feeling of joy. My condolences to his fans and family. ALS is a horrible disease. There is comfort knowing that he went to his next journey during sleep.
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