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Dickey Betts

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Original Name
Forrest Richard Betts
Birth
West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
Death
18 Apr 2024 (aged 80)
Osprey, Sarasota County, Florida, USA
Burial
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Musician. He gained fame as an American Rock musician and songwriter. A guitarist, he was a founding member of the music ensemble The Allman Brothers Band. Born Forrest Richard Betts, his interest in music was sparked at an early age and during his early youth, he learned to play the guitar. Following the death of Duane Allman in a motorcycle accident in 1971, Betts became the lead guitarist of The Allman Brothers, and in 1972, the group scored their most commercially successful hit with "Ramblin Man," which reached number 2 on the American Billboard Charts. He wrote the band's first instrumental release, "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed." From their "Eat a Peach" album, he will be remembered for the single "Blue Sky." The song featured Betts on lead vocals. Betts would go on to record several solo albums. The Allman Brothers Band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. He died from cancer and COPD.

Musician. He gained fame as an American Rock musician and songwriter. A guitarist, he was a founding member of the music ensemble The Allman Brothers Band. Born Forrest Richard Betts, his interest in music was sparked at an early age and during his early youth, he learned to play the guitar. Following the death of Duane Allman in a motorcycle accident in 1971, Betts became the lead guitarist of The Allman Brothers, and in 1972, the group scored their most commercially successful hit with "Ramblin Man," which reached number 2 on the American Billboard Charts. He wrote the band's first instrumental release, "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed." From their "Eat a Peach" album, he will be remembered for the single "Blue Sky." The song featured Betts on lead vocals. Betts would go on to record several solo albums. The Allman Brothers Band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. He died from cancer and COPD.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: Apr 18, 2024
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/269451874/dickey-betts: accessed ), memorial page for Dickey Betts (12 Dec 1943–18 Apr 2024), Find a Grave Memorial ID 269451874; Burial Details Unknown; Maintained by Find a Grave.