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Did Dickey Betts bury the hatchet with Gregg before he passed? Seems so… the former Allman’s guitarist comments on Gregg’s passing…

Longtime fans of the Allman Bros. are probably well aware of the public feud between Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts. They’ve had a tough time getting along over the years. Their feud was pretty heated but they seem to be cool with each other because Dickey says here he talked with Gregg a few times before he passed.

Remember, ¬†Dickey Betts helped founded the Allman Brothers and Dickey also wrote and sang on their hit “Ramblin’ Man”, the song that gave them the label Southern Rock. Dickey wrote many songs with the Allman Brothers.

I really miss the Duane and Dickey era of the Allman’s ’cause that’s when the Allman’s put on the best improvised jams. I do like the Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks era but I prefer the Duane and Dickey era more.


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.



Song of the Day: “Melissa” by The Allman Brothers

One of my favorite tunes by the Allman’s. Beautiful tune.

To tell you a little story on how the song was written… Gregg Allman wrote this song on Duane’s guitar. Gregg struggled to write songs of his own. While he threw out 300 of his own originals, he felt that this one is what he liked best ’cause Duane liked it. So Gregg kept the song and put it on the album, “Eat a Peach” in tribute to Duane since he was killed in a motorcycle accident before that record was released.

I plan on doing a cover of this tune myself when I get it up on youtube, I’ll give you the heads up.


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.


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.


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.


The Allman Brothers all done touring but not done recording studio albums???

All week long the Allman Brothers have been playing their 8 day final concert run at the Beacon Theater in NYC. They got two dates left at the Beacon which is tonight and tomorrow night. After tomorrow night, the Allman Brothers are done playing concerts but not for good, though…

Gregg is still opening doors for future reunions…


They maybe done playing concerts but Gregg didn’t say whether or not he’s done making studio records with the Allman’s. The Allman’s have 14 albums in their studio discography. Their latest album, “Hittin’ The Note” ¬†was released in 2003. So I’m assuming that the band still have some new music left in them. I can’t see “Hittin’ The Note” being their final record so I’m sure the band will hit the studio again in the future. If they do decide to record another album in the future, will Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes still play guitar on it? Who knows. Their last album, “Hittin The Note” fucking kicks ass, btw. That’s my favorite record by them.

I love the Allman Brothers. I collected most of their albums in their discography. I only got 4 more of their studio albums left to buy and then I have their entire library. The only albums I need left of theirs are: “Reach For the Sky”, “Seven Turns”, “Shades of Two Worlds”, and “Brothers of the Road”. I’ll get those 4 albums sometime in the future. Once I get all their studio albums, I’ll work on collecting all their live albums too. Yes, I’m that big of a fan. I’ve become obsessed with this band all of a sudden.

I wish Dickey Betts and Gregg would bury the hatchet so they can help save the band but it kind of makes sense to end the band after Derek and Warren leaving. In my opinion: Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes are the Allman Brothers. If the band kept going with replacements, that wouldn’t be right.

The band is so amazing though. I wish I could be at the Beacon Theater in NYC to see their final shows. I never got to see them live. Ah well, I’m sure Gregg will release these final Allman’s shows at the Beacon on CD/DVD ’cause I’m sure they’re being recorded.

Why did I suddenly become obsessed with the Allman’s music??? Don’t know. They just grabbed my attention and I just kept listening to their music. The more I listened to them, the more music I want from them so I kept buying their studio albums from Itunes. Couldn’t help it. I became addicted to the Allman’s music. The band are genius’s for sure.

I’m noticing my taste in music is changing a little bit and I’m sure you notice that yourself. I’m slowly switching over to jam band music, blues, and jazz. I just like great guitar music. That’s how I like to hear music is listening to the guitar. Any band or solo artist that can play great guitar that can melt my face, then I’m probably gonna be a big fan of their music.

Thanks to the Allman’s for 40 years of kick ass music!!! I hope there could be more in the future.


“The Allman Brothers” – Fillmore East (6 CD edition)… I’d really like to get this!!!

This is very cool!!! The Allman Brothers just released new editions of their legendary Fillmore East show. I have the original Fillmore East show on my Ipod and that album is obviously the Allman’s best work! I would like to buy the 6 CD edition sometime in the future. I know they also released a 3 disc audio BluRay but maybe that edition would be even better.

I love the Allman’s. They’re my favorite band right now. I have 9 of their albums on my Ipod Touch and that includes the Fillmore album being one of them. I’m trying to collect all of the Allman’s music. I’m also gonna collect all of their live albums too.

I still love Led Zeppelin and all but I love the Allman’s even more.

I really wish I had a chance to see the Allman’s live in concert before they hang it up. This could be the end of the band.


I feel bad for Gregg Allman and the Allman Brothers… god bless them…

Gregg Allman and the Allman Brothers are having a bad year. Gregg’s health keeps getting worse as he just postponed his entire solo career and he’s in the hospital. Gregg is in the middle of a lawsuit battle because of Sarah Jones’s tragic death. Some of the film crew like the director and producers of “Midnight Rider” film have been charged for Sarah’s death.

Maybe this is why Gregg Allman have decided to split the Allman Brothers? The Allman Brothers break-up haven’t been official yet but I have a feeling it maybe coming soon.

This isn’t a good time for the Brothers to be playing ’cause of all the stuff going on with the “Midnight Rider” film and Gregg’s health.

I give so much respect to Gregg though. He loves music and performing. He tries to perform live on stage whenever he can even when he’s sick but when his health gets worse, he’ll have no choice but to pull out of shows.

Anyway, I just bought another album from the Brothers from Itunes called, “Enlightened Rogues”. I’m trying to collect their entire discography the best I can.

I love the Allman Brothers. It’s a shame what they’re going through. The band have gone through a lot of ups and downs over the years but they’ve had a good 45 year run, though.

I would say that for these new songs that I’ve been writing for this internet album, the Allman Brothers were a huge inspiration for it.

I wish Gregg and the band, the best.