Dickie Betts, Allman Brothers guitarist, RIP at 80

Dickie Betts moved the Allman Brothers beyond the blues and was a great player and writer.

People are dying every day who never died before. Dickie Betts was a force. RIP.

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Sorry to hear this. I’ve always been a big Allman Bothers fan.

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Sad news. Just in case anyone needs a reminder, here’s the Guardian obit.

Say what?

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I thought this was a clever turn of phrase, & guessing the OP is of a similar age to the majority here, I think it very appropriate.

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Perhaps Jeremy Clarkson should give this a special mention.
I saw Dickie as star of the show, Knebworth 1974.

RIP Dickey. Thanks for all the great music. Tonight I’ll play Elizabeth Reed ‘In memory of Dickey Betts’.

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Vey clever. I may do the same …
Definitely one of my favourites.

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Believe or not I just found this unwrapped CD of The Allman Brothers Band.

RIP Dickey Betts.

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Check out the new reissue Allman Brothers Live at Manley Fieldhouse 1972. I believe it is the first live recording after Duane died and showcases Dickie Betts. I saw it reviewed in the April Stereophile, and it is available on Quobuz.

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Very sorry to hear this. “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” is an outstanding piece that can still move me to tears around 50 years after I heard it for the first time as a student.

Forrest Richard Betts, RIP.

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Superb guitarist and Songwriter.
Jessica is one of my favourites

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i read somewhere that IMO Eliz Reed was the first song Dickey wrote! what a start.

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