Betts Bows Out

Guitarist Dickey Betts has died at 80 of cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. His departure leaves drummer Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johnson as the last original member of the Allman Brothers Band. Betts last played with the band in 2000, according to Fox News, “the same year he was officially kicked out of the group” reportedly for alcohol and drug use.

Check him out below from back in 1969 on “It’s Not My Cross to Bear,” with Gregg Allman on vocal and brother Duane Allman and Betts on the guitar solos. Not much like that going on today.

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