Happy Birthday Dickey BettsForrest 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 and also won with the band a best rock performance Grammy Award for his instrumental “Jessica” in 1996 . Recognized as “one of the most influential guitar players of all time”, he had early on in his career one of rock’s finest guitar partnerships with the late Duane Allman 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” .Dickey Betts was ranked #58 on Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list in 2003
Happy Birthday Gregg AllmanBorn Gregory LeNoir Allman (born December 8, 1947) in Nashville, Tennessee is a rock and blues singer, keyboardist, guitarist and songwriter with a continuous flow of talent. A founding member of The Allman Brothers Band was inducted with the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 as The Allman Brothers Band. Go figure Gregg Allman and his brother Duane found a love of music early.
Even though Gregg pick up the guitar before Duane it’s clear who perfected their guitar playing. One might look at Gregg keeping the group and the fan base together as an entirely different talent that was better purposed as well. They had seen a great variety of artist and styles before forming their own group. Perfecting a number of different techniques and styles as session musicians, they loved soul and R&B, although they listened to their share of rock & roll, especially as it sounded coming out of England in the mid-'60s.