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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.
Oysterhead will play Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom for two nights in April.
Chicano Batman shared “Color My Life,” the lead single from their forthcoming ‘Invisible People’ album, which the band will support with a massive tour.
Roger Waters added a handful of concerts to his upcoming This Is Not A Drill 2020 tour of North America.
Widespread Panic will release a live album entitled ‘Sunday Show’ in April and will enter the studio with producer John Keane in May.
Santana and Earth Wind & Fire will join forces for a cross-country tour of arenas, stadiums and amphitheaters this summer.