Dickey Betts, Allman Brothers Band Co-Founder, Dies at 80

Dickey Betts, co-founder of The Allman Brothers Band and writer of “Ramblin’ Man,” passed away at 80 from cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Born in 1943 in West Palm Beach, Florida, Betts shaped Southern rock with his distinctive mix of rock, country, and blues.

His iconic tracks include “Ramblin’ Man,” “Blue Sky,” and the instrumental “Jessica,” showcasing his guitar prowess and songwriting talent. Betts’ family announced his peaceful passing in Osprey, Florida, surrounded by loved ones.

Despite personal and professional challenges, including leaving the band in 2000, Betts left an indelible mark on music, recognized by his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

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