They considered disbanding, but Bill Mc Euen, manager of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, convinced the band to relocate to Los Angeles, giving them the funds to do so.
The band continued, with Brothers and Sisters (1973) their most successful album.
Allman began a solo career with Laid Back the same year, and was perhaps most famous for his marriage to pop star Cher for the rest of the decade.
His final album, Southern Blood, was released posthumously on September 8, 2017.
Allman performed with a Hammond organ and guitar, and was recognized for his soulful voice.
He phoned his brother with the proposition of joining the new band—which would have two guitarists and two drummers.