Sunday, December 10, 2017

Gregg Allman's 'Song For Adam' Video Released On 70th Birthday

A biker reminisces on an old friendship in an emotional video for Gregg Allman’s cover of Jackson Browne’s “Song for Adam,” released Friday (Decemeber 8), which would have been Allman’s 70th birthday.

The ballad about a man discovering that his friend committed suicide accompanies a beautifully-shot video with an warm-toned nostalgic feel.

“I still remember laughing with our backs against the wall, So free of fear, we never thought that one of us might fall,” is heard as the biker rides down long winding roads with his buddy on motorcycles, and flashes to the quiet life he leads as an old man.

The song, originally released in 1972, was inspired by Browne’s friend Adam Saylor. The two rode from California to New York together, and Saylor died the following year after jumping from a hotel in Mumbai.

Allman’s take on the track was featured on his September 2017 posthumous album, Southern Blood. Watch the video below: