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Dickey Betts briefly responds to Allman Brothers break up… says he’s glad that they’re done but not happy with his firing…

Dickey Betts the former lead guitarist and singer of the Allman Brothers briefly responds to the Allman Brothers sudden breakup and the last show at the Beacon. Dickey doesn’t seem too upset now that he knows that the Allman Brothers are done. As a matter of fact, Dickey is really quite happy with their breakup. He’s still not happy with being booted out of the band, though. While he did give some nice compliments to the drumming of Butch and Jaimoe’s drumming skills and gave some nice compliments to Gregg’s singing, he also had some very harsh things to say about the band. Dickey says that the Allman Brothers were almost an Allman Brothers tribute band, which he actually has a valid point really.

As for why Dickey didn’t join the Allman Brothers at the last Beacon Show? He didn’t really say. He seems pretty happy with his current band that he plays with, Great Southern. Nobody knows yet on whether Dickey was invited to play or Dickey himself declined to be a part of it.


I guess they did play some Dickey Betts, Allman Brothers tunes at the final Beacon show; however, they neglected the song, “Ramblin’ Man”. I noticed the band didn’t play that song at all. I wonder why they didn’t play “Ramblin’ Man” when that song is considered an anthem and the song helped them that made them for what they are. Guess who wrote that song? Yep, Dickey Betts wrote it. The Allman Brothers had a lot of big hits and pretty much all the hits were written by Dickey. When was the last time the Allman Brothers had radio hits after Dickey got fired?

Gregg and Dickey should have reconciled and “bury the hatchet”. Guess it didn’t happen and they still hate each other as you can see.


Why didn’t Dickey Betts play with the Allman Brothers for their final show???

In the photo above is the Allman Brothers Band saying their goodbye to their fans after finishing last night’s show which is supposedly to be their final show ever. Yep, I guess the band is really done.

The only member missing in the photo above is obviously Dickey Betts. Dickey Betts is important to the Allman Brothers ’cause he was one of the band’s founding members and Dickey wrote most of their earlier material especially their well known hit, “Ramblin’ Man” which the Brothers didn’t play at the Beacon at all. I think Gregg said once in the past that they wouldn’t play any songs written by Dickey at their shows.

Remember, Dickey got thrown out of the band a long while back because of his alcoholism and short temper plus him and Gregg don’t get along too well. You would think Gregg and Dickey would try and bury the hatchet before the final shows? Maybe Gregg did try to ask Dickey to be a part of the final shows but Dickey said “No”???

Anyway, here is the Brothers setlist from last night’s final and last Beacon show….

1st set – ABB, 10.28.2014, Beacon Theatre, NYC (The LAST ONE?):
Little Martha (DT & WH) ->
{Mountain Jam “tease”….}
Don’t Want You No More ->
It’s Not My Cross To Bear
One Way Out
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Midnight Rider
High Cost of Low Living
Hot ‘Lanta
Blue Sky
You Don’t Love Me

2nd set:
Statesboro Blues
Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More
Black Hearted Woman
The Sky Is Crying
Don’t Keep Me Wondering
(Gregg to AUD: “The night is still young”)
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed

3rd set!!!!
Mountain Jam (!!!) ->
Will the Circle Be Unbroken (w/vocals – entire Beacon singing along) ->
Mountain Jam
Gregg: “Thank y’all.” Allman Brothers Band walk off stage to standing ovation, stomping feet.

whipping Post


As you can see it was a pretty long set. I read the show went on ’til like 1: 30 in the morning last night and their audience stayed for the whole show. I guess the band wanted these shows to be a celebration so they wanted to play as much music as they can possibly can.

Anyway, it kind of sucks that the Brothers are ending. I’m sure they would’ve went on longer if Derek and Warren didn’t decide to leave the band. Kind of wish I was there to see the show myself but I’m sure they’ll get released soon.

Thanks to the Brothers for 45 years of music. Wish there could have been more.

I’m pretty sure the band will release the final Beacon shows on CD and DVD/Bluray in 2015.