Happy 70th Birthday Dickey Betts | Allmans In Germany

By Scott Bernstein Dec 12, 2013 6:45 am PST

Today, legendary guitarist Dickey Betts turns 70-years-old. Betts was a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band and was a member of the group until he was famously fired by fax in 2000. Dickey is the total package -not only can he lay down incendiary solos, but he’s also an incredible songwriter responsible for such classics as “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed,” “Jessica” and “Ramblin’ Man.”

If you’re like us, you probably have certain friends who still won’t see the Allmans since Betts left or think it hasn’t been the same since 2000. When the Brothers reformed in 1989 they played with a sense of purpose that carried through for years. For a taste of the ’90s band watch this exceptional pro-shot shot from the Allman’s trip to Germany in 1991, which features a young Warren Haynes and includes many of Dickey’s most-beloved songs:

1. Don’t Want You No More
2. It’s Not My Cross To Bear
3. Statesboro Blues
4. Blue Sky
5. Low Down Dirty Mean
6. End Of The Line
7. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
8. Gambler’s Roll
9. Good Clean Fun
10. One Way Out
11. Kind Of Bird
12. Ramblin’ Man
13. Jessica
14. Whipping Post

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