Knowledge Identifier: +Dickey_Betts
Born in 1943.
Countries: United States (62%), California (15%), Florida (8%)
Linked to: Alembic Inc
At sixteen and feeling the need for something "a little faster", he played in a series of rock bands on the Florida circuit, up the East Coast and into the midwest before forming the Second Coming with Berry Oakley in 1967
In 1969, Duane Allman had parlayed success as a session player into a contract with former Otis Redding manager Phil Walden
Berry Oakley - He was a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band in 1969, along with guitarist Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, who was the band's vocalist and keyboardist, Dickey Betts on co-lead guitar, and drummers Butch Trucks and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson, both on drums, congas, and the band's percussionist
Jai Johanny Johanson - After joining up with Duane Allman in February 1969, he quickly became the first recruit into Allman's new group, soon joined by bassist Berry Oakley, fellow drummer Butch Trucks, guitarist Dickey Betts and lastly Allman's younger brother, singer, organist and pianist Gregg Allman
After the death of Duane Allman in late 1971, Betts became the band's sole guitarist and took on a greater singing and leadership role
The pair was divorced in 1975 and Betts married Paulette, a close friend and personal assistant of entertainer Cher
Warren Haynes - Around 1987, Haynes got a call to perform back up vocals on a studio album by Dickey Betts, along with Dennis Robbins
Warren Haynes - With Matt Abts on drums and Johnny Neel on keyboards the now formed Dickey Betts Band released the 1988 album "Pattern Disruptive"
In 2005 Betts released the DVD "Live from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame"
As of 2015, he is living in Sarasota, Florida
As of 2017, Betts and his wife reside in Osprey, Florida