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.
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."
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.
Great guitar player! Always lose the greatones to early! R.I.P. !