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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Dickey Betts, the singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the Allman Brothers Band whose piercing solos, beloved songs and hell-raising spirit defined the band and Southern rock in general, died Thursday morning at the age of 80. The cause was cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Betts' manager David Spero confirmed to Rolling Stone.



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sad day. RIP Dickie

#1 | Posted by ichiro at 2024-04-18 06:39 PM | Reply

"When it's time fer leavin'

I hope you'll understand..."


#2 | Posted by Angrydad at 2024-04-18 09:21 PM | Reply

Betts' play on "Melissa" made a bittersweet song--and Duane Allman's fave of his brother's writings--all the better. RIP...

#3 | Posted by catdog at 2024-04-19 09:33 AM | Reply

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