Gregg Allman’s Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King

God Rest His Soul

On April 4, 1968, when Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated, Gregg and Duane Allman were ending their time as the group, The Hourglass.  In tribute to Dr. King, Gregg wrote and then recorded, “God Rest His Soul”, with brother Duane and their friend Butch Trucks who was in the band, The 31st Of February.

“For the man they loves so well.
Oh Lord, Lord.
But Lord knows I can’t change what I saw
I say God rest his soul.”
–  Gregg Allman

Video by Gebre Menfes