Allman Brothers Band Co-Founder Dickey Betts Dies at 80

It is with heavy hearts that we report the passing of Dickey Betts, co-founder and legendary guitarist of the Allman Brothers Band. Betts died at the age of 80 on September 19, 2020. His unique guitar playing style and songwriting contributions were integral to the band’s success and legacy.

Early Life and Career

Dickey Betts was born on December 12, 1943, in West Palm Beach, Florida. He began playing guitar at a young age and developed a passion for music that would shape his entire career. In the late 1960s, Betts joined forces with Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, and Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson to form the Allman Brothers Band.


As a co-founder of the Allman Brothers Band, Dickey Betts played a significant role in shaping the sound of Southern rock. His signature guitar playing style and iconic songs such as “Ramblin’ Man” and “Blue Sky” helped define the band’s sound and influence countless musicians in the years that followed.

Memorial Tributes

Following news of Betts’ passing, tributes poured in from fans and fellow musicians alike. Many took to social media to express their condolences and share memories of Betts’ impact on their lives. His contributions to music will be remembered for generations to come.

Final Thoughts

The music world has lost a true legend with the passing of Dickey Betts. His talent, passion, and creativity will continue to inspire musicians and fans around the world. Rest in peace, Dickey Betts. Your legacy will live on forever.


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