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Saturday, August 23

Dickey Betts

Saban Theatre

Beverly Hills, CA 90211

7:00pm

Forrest Richard "Dickey" Betts (born December 12, 1943) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and composer best known as a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band.

 

He was inducted with the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995[1] and also won with the band a best rock performance Grammy Award for his instrumental "Jessica" in 1996 [2] Recognized as one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time,[3] he had early on in his career one of rock’s finest guitar partnerships with Duane Allman[4] 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".[5] Dickey Betts was ranked #58 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list in 2003, and #61 on the list published in 2011.

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