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Gregg Allman Receives Honorary Degree

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Danny ClinchYou can call Gregg Allman “Doctor” from now on.

On Saturday, The Allman Brothers Band‘s 68-year-old frontman received an honorary doctorate of humanities from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia where the band spent its early years.

In a video of the event posted online by Macon’s The Telegraph, former president Jimmy Carter, who helped bestow the honorary degree on the legendary rocker, told the crowd he might not have been president if the band hadn’t “adopted” him. Drawing laughs from the audience, Carter said the band’s endorsement let people know he, “must be qualified to be President of the United States.”

Carter is a member of Mercer’s Board of Trustees.

Allman is currently in the midst of a solo tour that will take him to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Tuesday.

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