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|Birth date:||December 12, 1943|
|Birth place:||West Palm Beach, Florida, USA|
|Profession:||Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter|
|Spouse:||Sandy Bluesky Wabegijig m. 1973–1975, Paulette Betts, Barbara Hudgins, Donna Betts, Dayle Betts|
|Children:||Duane Betts, Kimberly Betts, Christy Betts, Jessica Betts|
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Dickey Betts Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016
Forrest Richard “Dickey” Betts is a multiple-awarded guitarist, songwriter, singer and composer, born on 12th December 1943 in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. He is best known as a founding member of “The Allman Brothers Band”, and one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time.
Have you ever wondered how rich Dickey Betts is? According to sources it has been estimated that Dickey Betts’ overall net worth is $40 million accumulated through a highly successful career which has lasted for over 50 years. The Grammy-awarded musician has also had a notable solo career, which has significantly added to his wealth. Since he is still active in the music industry, his fortune continues to grow.
Dickey Betts Net Worth $40 Million
Although born in West Palm Beach, Dickey was raised in Bradenton, Florida and grew up in a musical family listening to bluegrass, Western Swing music and country from the early age. He started playing ukulele when he was five, and later mandolin, banjo and guitar. During his teenage years he played in a series of bands throughout America before forming the “Second Coming” band in 1967.
Two years later, Dickey’s fellow-musician, Duane Allman got in touch with former Otis Redding manager Phil Walden, and after organizing several jam sessions, recruited Betts and an additional guitarist to form the band which became The Allman Brothers Band. Betts wrote numerous hit songs for the band, including “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” and “Blue Sky”, which eventually became their radio and concert hymns. However, after Duane’s death in 1971, Dickey took on a greater singing and leadership role in the band, also becoming its sole guitarist. He practiced intensively to cover the majority of Duane’s parts, and went on to write classics such as “Jessica” – for which he was rewarded with the best rock performance Grammy Award – and the band’s biggest commercial hit “Ramblin’ Man”. His net worth was rising steadily.
In the mid ‘70s, Betts released his first solo album – “Highway Call” (1974) – which featured fiddle player Vassar Clements, and then three more after the Allman Brothers Band fell apart in 1976. The band reformed three years later to release the “Enlightened Rogues” album, and several others to follow, until disbanding again in 1982.
However, after a (supposedly) one-off reunion tour success in 1989, the band line-up resulted in a permanent reunion and three acclaimed studio albums between 1990 and 1994.
Unfortunately, in 2000 things went the wrong way when the remaining original ABB members suspended Betts due to his use of alcohol and/or drugs, and he was replaced by Jimmy Herring. After Dickey sued other band members, they split-up permanently, and so he later re-formed the Dickey Betts Band and continued to tour.
He is today known as one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time, being ranked no.58 on “Rolling Stone’s” 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list in 2003 and no.61 on the list from 2011. He was inducted with the band to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.
When it comes to his personal life, Dickey married four times before settling down with his fifth wife Donna, to whom he has been married for over 20 years. From his previous unions, Betts has four children.
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|And So It Goes||2014||writer: "Ramblin' Man" - as Forrest Richard Betts|
|Clear History||2013||TV Movie writer: "Ramblin' Man" - as Forrest Richard Betts|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||2012||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|The Three Stooges||2012||writer: "Jessica" - as Forrest Richard Betts|
|Late Show with David Letterman||2011||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Top Gear||2007-2010||TV Series writer - 3 episodes|
|The Good Guys||2010||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Did You Hear About the Morgans?||2009||writer: "Jessica" - as Forrest Richard Betts|
|Guitar Hero World Tour||2008||Video Game writer: "Ramblin' Man"|
|Cold Case||2008||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Nightclub||2008||Documentary writer: "Kind Of Bird"|
|Incendiary||2008||writer: "Jessica" - as Betts|
|Guitar Hero II||2006||Video Game writer: "JESSICA" - as Forrest Richard Betts|
|Dickey Betts & Great Southern: Back Where It All Begins - Live at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum||2005||Video documentary arranger: "Come on in My Kitchen" / writer: "Blue Sky", "Change My Way of Living", "Ramblin' Man", "Back Where It All Begins", "Seven Turns", "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed", "No One to Run With", "Jessica", "Southbound"|
|Supernatural||2005||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Big Fish||2003||writer: "Ramblin' Man"|
|Comedian||2002||Documentary writer: "Les Brers in A Minor"|
|Push, Nevada||2002||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Ken Park||2002||writer: "Shady Streets"|
|The Shipping News||2001||writer: "Jessica" - as Forrest Richard Betts|
|The '70s||2000||TV Movie writer: "Jessica - Original Album Version" - uncredited|
|Outside Providence||1999||writer: "In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed" - as Forrest Richard Betts|
|The Waterboy||1998||writer: "No One to Run With"|
|Radio Arrow||1998||writer: "Jessica"|
|Chicago Hope||1996||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Nash Bridges||1996||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|The Cowboy Way||1994||writer: "No One To Run With"|
|The Allman Brothers Band: Live at Great Woods||1992||Video documentary writer: "Blue Sky", "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed", "Revival"|
|Bird on a Wire||1990||writer: "Ramblin' Man" - as Forrest Richard Betts|
|When Harry Met Sally...||1989||writer: "Ramblin' Man" - as Forrest Richard Betts|
|Field of Dreams||1989||writer: "Jessica" - as Dickie Betts|
|Miami Vice||1986||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|The Allman Brothers Band: Brothers of the Road||1985||Video documentary writer: "Pony Boy", "Jessica", "Blue Sky", "Let Me Ride", "Can't Take It with You", "Crazy Love", "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed", "Southbound", "The Judgement", "Ramblin' Man"|
|Casey's Shadow||1978||lyrics: "RAMBLIN' MAN" - as Richard Betts / music: "RAMBLIN' MAN" - as Richard Betts|
|The Exorcist||1973||writer: "Ramblin' Man" - uncredited|
|Cockfighter||1974||Cigarette mask (uncredited)|
|Southern Rock at the BBC||2012||TV Movie||Himself|
|Rock n' Roll Fantasy Camp||2006||TV Movie||Himself, Guest Musician|
|Dickey Betts & Great Southern: Back Where It All Begins - Live at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum||2005||Video documentary||Himself - Guitars & Vocals|
|American Revolutions: Southern Rock||2005||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|The 47th Annual Grammy Awards||2005||TV Special||Himself - Performer|
|Musicians for Disaster Relief 05'||2005||TV Movie||Himself|
|2004 Jammys: The Theatre at Madison Square Garden||2004||TV Mini-Series||Himself|
|Late Show with David Letterman||2000||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|The Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame||1995||TV Special documentary||Himself (The Allman Brothers Band)|
|The Full Moon Show||1992||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|The Allman Brothers Band: Live at Great Woods||1992||Video documentary||Himself (lead guitar & vocals) (as The Allman Brothers Band)|
|Southern Voices, American Dreams||1985||Documentary||Himself (as Dickie Betts)|
|The Allman Brothers Band: Brothers of the Road||1985||Video documentary||Himself (Guitar & Vocals) (as The Allman Brothers Band)|
|Volunteer Jam||1976||Himself (as Richard Betts)|
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|1||Dickey is currently playing guitar, singing, and writing songs for Dickey Betts and Great Southern. The band is currently on tour, and has an album due out later in 2002. [April 2002]|
|2||Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Allman Brothers) in 1995.|
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|1||Often wears a cowboy hat onstage, and almost always wears a bandana|
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