Dickey Betts

1943 - Today

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Forrest Richard Betts (born December 12, 1943) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and composer best known as a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band. Early in his career, he collaborated with 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". Following Allman's death in 1971, Betts assumed sole lead guitar duties during the peak of the group's commercial success in the mid-1970s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dickey Betts has received more than 1,790,281 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Dickey Betts is the 1,519th most popular musician (down from 1,506th in 2019), the 7,590th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,250th in 2019) and the 625th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Dickey Betts ranks 1,519 out of 2,675Before him are Andreas Kisser, Flavor Flav, Larry Adler, Louis Walsh, Brian Bennett, and Olve Eikemo. After him are Billy Strayhorn, Steve Clark, Billy Corgan, Janine Jansen, Mike Mills, and John Michael Talbot.

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Among people born in 1943, Dickey Betts ranks 447Before him are Kiril Dojčinovski, David Alexandre Winter, Michael Stonebraker, Foppe de Haan, Charles P. Thacker, and Kaoru Ikeya. After him are Zvonimir Vujin, Bill Moggridge, Vladimir Fedotov, Androulla Vassiliou, Fabrizio Poletti, and Jacques-Pierre Amette.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dickey Betts ranks 7,590 out of 15,968Before him are Michael Flynn (1958), Evelyn Furtsch (1914), Minka Kelly (1980), Joseph Keller (1923), Betsy Brandt (1976), and Leroy Carr (1905). After him are A. P. Hill (1825), Billy Strayhorn (1915), William Haines (1900), Clinton Hart Merriam (1855), David Benioff (1970), and Peyton List (1998).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Dickey Betts ranks 625Before him are Mark Isham (1951), Julieta Venegas (1970), Jennifer Batten (1957), Mel Tormé (1925), Flavor Flav (1959), and Larry Adler (1914). After him are Billy Strayhorn (1915), Billy Corgan (1967), Mike Mills (1958), John Michael Talbot (1954), Warren Zevon (1947), and Robben Ford (1951).