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Gregg Allman says it might be possible for Dickey Betts rejoining the Allman Brothers…

An interesting interview with Gregg Allman here and he says his feud with Dickey Betts is pretty much over. Gregg and Dickey are talking again and are back on good terms which is a good thing. Gregg wants to jam with Dickey again. So who knows? Maybe Dickey will soon rejoin the Allman Bros. when the band reforms sometime in the future and I’m sure they will. If Dickey rejoined the Allman Bros., it won’t be for a one-off. Gregg says it will be for a full tour and all.

http://radio.com/2015/08/31/gregg-allman-talks-dickey-betts-and-the-future-of-the-allman-brothers-band/

I agree with Gregg that holding negative grudges with people is childish. I never do that really. I know I’ve had heated feuds with other local musicians myself and I did my best to bury the hatchet with some of them. Some of them were nice enough to bury the hatchet and some just don’t care. Well, for the musicians who didn’t care to bury the hatchet with me well, fuck ’em. People who continue to hold a grudge against me are losers to begin with. I can be a good guy to people and if people don’t wanna see that, it’s fine with me. I got my own life to worry about. I’m about moving forward and not backwards. People who continue to hold a grudge against me even to this day are nobodies to me. I just get on with my life and keep on keepin on, ya know? I don’t deal with negative people or assholes. I’ll have a rant about this is another post soon.

Anyway, I hope to see Gregg and Dickey play again on stage in public ’cause it would be cool.

Kev

Gregg Allman no longer holds a grudge against Dickey Betts…

Here’s a cool interview with Gregg Allman and Gregg reveals he has no grudge against Dickey Betts who is one of the founding members of the Allman Brothers. Gregg and Dickey has been feuding for a long time which could have been why Dickey never played the final Allman’s shows at The Beacon but it’s turning out that may not be the case at all. Maybe Gregg actually tried to get Dickey to play the final shows but Dickey was busy doing other things?

Gregg says he would love to jam with Dickey again, not as a member of Gregg’s solo band but just to jam for fun. So who knows, maybe we’ll someday finally get to hear Gregg and Dickey singing “Ramblin’ Man” again.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/gregg-allman-plans-his-solo-future-1438184295

Kev

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.

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/dickey-betts-allman-brothers-last-show/

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.

Kev

Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts still hate each other???

At the Allman Brothers final Beacon shows in NYC, while they did make a tribute to Duane Allman quite a lot which is the whole point of the show… the Allman’s acted like Dickey Betts never existed. In a discussion about the shows in facebook, I’ve read that the band didn’t even give a tribute or a mention to Dickey Betts. They even left out all of Dickey’s songs he wrote with the band over the years which includes the hit, “Ramblin’ Man” which is a song I love.

Last night’s final show at the Beacon was a celebration of the Allman’s but if they were going to make it a celebration they would play songs spanning their entire career… well, they sort of did that a little bit but they completed ignored Dickey Betts. I’m almost pretty sure that Dickey helped formed the band with Gregg and Duane. Like I said before Dickey was the main songwriter of the band. Dickey was the one who helped the Allman Brothers get some success and fame. He was the one that made them for what they are.

Why did the Allman’s neglect Dickey Betts at the show last night? Do you think that what the Allman’s did to Dickey was a bit disrespectful to him? Gregg and Dickey still hate each other? Seems like it. So for them to neglect Dickey like that is kind of douchey.

I love the Allman Brothers, they are the greatest American band but I wish they would show more respect to Dickey. If it wasn’t for Dickey Betts, the Allman Brothers wouldn’t have gotten where they are now. They wouldn’t have had a 45 year career. While a lot of fan appreciate Derek and Warren being great guitarists, fans of the Allman’s seem to forget that Dickey was the true member.

Dickey should have been a part of the final show last night. Gregg should have worked things out with him and tried to bury the hatchet with him or something. Hopefully, we’ll soon find out why Dickey wasn’t there There’s a lot of fans of the Allman’s wondering why Dickey wasn’t a part of it. While it is kind of sad that the Allman’s is ending this soon, it’s even more disappointing that Dickey couldn’t reunite with the band.

Kev

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
(END OF FIRST SET)

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

3rd set!!!!
Melissa.
Revival
Southbound
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.

Encore
whipping Post

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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.

Kev