One of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band and a member of the Rock…
Written by megarock on December 12, 2017
One of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Forrest Richard “Dickey” Betts has 74 candles on his birthday cake today.
He is recognized as one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time. Dickey was ranked #58 on Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list in 2003, and #61 on the list published in 2011.
Dickey had one of rock’s finest guitar partnerships with Duane Allman, introducing melodic twin guitar harmony and counterpoint which rewrote the rules for how two rock guitarists can work together, completely scrapping the traditional rhythm/lead roles to stand toe to toe.
Is there one song in particular that Dickey and Duane did that is your favorite?
Happy Birthday Dickey!! We think its time for Jessica.