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Celebrate Dickey Betts’ 76th birthday by watching the legendary guitarist in action with The Allman Brothers Band on January 16, 1982 in Gainesville, Florida.
Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by Spoon, Dickey Betts, SPAGA and Rayland Baxter.
Watch pro-shot video of Dickey Betts performing ‘Ramblin’ Man’ at New York’s St. George Theatre on July 21, 2018.
The Dickey Betts Band will issue a concert film and live album recorded last July in New York City as ‘Ramblin’ Man Live At The St. George Theatre.’
The Allman Brothers Band co-founding guitarist Dickey Betts made his triumphant return to the stage with the Devon Allman Project on New Year’s Eve after suffering a stroke and undergoing brain surgery.
Co-founding The Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts celebrates his 75th birthday today.
About Dickey Betts
Dickey Betts joined the Allman Brothers Band as second lead guitarist and singer in the late ’60s. In addition to matching bandleader Duane Allman lick for lick, Betts also wrote such memorable songs as “Revival” (number 92, 1971) and the instrumental tour de force “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed.” After Duane Allman was killed in a road accident in 1971, Betts and Allman’s brother Gregg shared leadership of the band, with Betts writing and singing the group’s biggest hit, “Ramblin’ Man” (number two, 1973). Members of the band began solo careers in 1973, and Betts released his first solo album Highway Call, in 1974. The Allmans split up in 1976, and Betts formed Dickey Betts and Great Southern. The Allmans reformed in 1978, with Betts contributing “Crazy Love” (number 29, 1979), “Angeline” (number 58, 1980), and “Straight From the Heart” (number 39, 1981). But they split again, and both Betts and the Allmans were inactive for several years. Betts returned with the Dickey Betts Band and Pattern Disruptive in 1988, and in 1989 he and a couple of members of his backup band joined a second, more permanent re-formation of the Allmans.
David Crosby discusses his relationships with Neil Young, Jerry Garcia, Graham Nash and Stephen Stills as part of his conversation with Steve Silberman featured on the latest episode of Osiris’ ‘Freak Flag Flying’ podcast.
Bassist Oteil Burbridge revealed the lineups and dates for an upcoming Oteil & Friends tour.
Rage Against The Machine headlines the Firefly Music Festival 2020 lineup.
Rage Against The Machine and others have joined the Boston Calling 2020 lineup.
Widespread Panic closed out Panic En La Playa Nueve on Monday night with help from Ivan Neville, Nicki Bluhm and other guests.