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The Daily Cut: The Allman Brothers Band "Jessica"

The Allman Brothers Band: “Jessica”

ALBUM:  Brothers and Sisters

YEAR:  1973

WRITER:  Dickey Betts

The follow-up two the number-two hit “Ramblin’ Man” only reached number-65 on the Billboard Hot 100, but got plenty of love from album rock radio. 137 more words


INTERVIEW: Willie Perkins

While writing a previous article on the three nights The Allman Brothers Band played at Fillmore East in March 1971, I spoke to Willie Perkins who was the road manager for the band between 1970-76 and 1983-89. 541 more words


Song of the Day: Whipping Post (The Allman Brothers Band)

If there was ever song which perfectly fused the two into the music genre commonly as blues rock it would The Allman Brothers Band’s iconic song from their 1969 self-titled album, … 583 more words


Change Is As Good As A Rest

“This is so nice of you, Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers Band. Usually, I play with an enormous band with two drummers and awful fashion sense, particularly in shirts. 14 more words

The Daily Cut: The Allman Brothers Band's "Blue Sky"

The Allman Brothers Band‘s “Blue Sky”

ALBUM: Eat a Peach

YEAR: 1972

WRITERS: Dickey Betts

The B-side of “Jessica,” which peaked at number-65 on the Billboard Hot 100.  107 more words


Happy Birthday, Dickey Betts!

Forrest Richard “Dickey” Betts turns 71 years old today!  In celebration, we chose a special excerpt from Scott B. Bomar’s book Southbound in which he introduces us all to Dickey: 500 more words

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And Now, A Few Post-Allman Brothers Finale Words From Dickey Betts

We all knew that some reporter would be sure to ask Allman Brothers Band co-founder Dickey Betts for his (extended) thoughts about the Allman Brothers on the occasion of the band’s (supposed) last gig, which was held a few days ago at the Beacon Theater in New York. 86 more words