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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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TitleYearStatusCharacter
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
Fear 1996 writer: "Jessica"
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

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cockfighter 1974 Cigarette mask (uncredited)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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
My Generation 2000 Documentary Himself
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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#Fact
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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#Trademark
1 Often wears a cowboy hat onstage, and almost always wears a bandana


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