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ALS Strikes Former Allmans Guitarist

Just months after losing his younger brother, David ('Frankie') Toler, to an illness following a liver transplant, former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dan Toler has revealed that he is suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the debilitating affliction also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.  The two Tolers played together in the Allman Brothers, the Dickey Betts band, Great Southern and the Gregg Allman BandToler, who has organized and participated in a number of benefits during his career, will be the recipient of proceeds from one being staged on his behalf on August 13 in Bradenton, Florida.  He said, 'I love doing benefits for people that need help and never thought a benefit would have to be held for me.  It definitely breaks my heart, but I want to thank everyone helping out with this event.'
Toler's most recent recording was done with Johnny Townsend of the Wet Willie Band. The Toler-Townsend Band album was released in 2009.
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