The other day, I was pawing through one of my desk drawers searching for something to write with. I didn't find a pen, but I did come across a real treasure. This is a personal note from Gregg Allman sent to legendary WBLM air personality José Diaz. It was written about 34 years ago.

The type-written 'Thank-You' message was in response to the Blimp's support of the Gregg Allman Band album, "I'm No Angel". The note closes with "Kindest regards" and is hand-signed by the man, himself.

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It reads:

Dear Jose,

I wanted to personally thank you and your staff for your help in making The Gregg Allman Band album "I'm No Angel" a success. We will be recording again at year end for release next spring.

 

In the meantime, I would appreciate your  additional support in continuing to feature the tracks the work for you.

 

Kindest regards, (signed Gregg Allman)

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Guess maybe we should get this beauty framed, huh.

We count 9 trips to Maine from Gregg Allman from 1979 to 2015. 6 of those 9 concerts here, were with the Allman Brothers Band.

HERE'S A LIST OF ALL THE MAINE SHOWS: 

  • The Allman Brothers Band at Cumberland County Civic Center on  August 25, 1979
  • The Allman Brothers Band at Augusta Civic Center on December 26, 1979
  • The Allman Brothers Band at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach on July 1, 1989
  • The Allman Brothers Band at Cumberland County Civic Center on October 28, 1990
  • The Allman Brothers Band at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach on August 19, 1994
  • The Gregg Allman Band at Merrill Auditorium on October 28, 1998
  • The Allman Brothers Band at Augusta Civic Center on July 8, 2005
  • The Gregg Allman Band at Rangeley Wellness Pavilion on July 27, 2013
  • The Gregg Allman Band at Maine State Pier on August 18, 2015
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Today marks the 4th anniversary of his sad passing on May 27, 2017.

We miss him and it's nice to be reminded that he was such a class act to his friends in radio.

His small act of sending a note of gratitude is something that we will forever appreciate.

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