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Dickey Betts Caricature, illustrated here in June, 1977 age 34 after signing with the Arista label to record with his Great Southern group.
Forrest Richard Betts, known as Dickey Betts, is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and composer best known as a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band.
Early in his career he partnered with Duane Allman, introducing melodic twin guitar harmony and counterpoint which “rewrote the rules for how two rock guitarists can work together, completely scrapping the traditional rhythm/lead roles to stand toe to toe”. Following Duane Allman’s death in 1971 (from a motorcycle accident), Betts assumed sole lead guitar duties during the peak of the group’s commercial success in the mid-1970s.
Betts was the writer and singer on the Allmans’ only hit single, “Ramblin’ Man”. He also gained renown for composing instrumentals, with one appearing on most of the group’s albums, the most notable of these being “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” and “Jessica” inspired by his daughter of the same name.
After the Allman Brothers fell apart in 1976, Betts released more albums, starting with Dickey Betts & Great Southern in 1977.
The Allman Brothers went through various breakups and formations; Betts’ last show with the Allman Brothers was at the Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta, Georgia on May 7, 2000.
He was inducted with the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and also won a best rock performance Grammy Award with the band for “Jessica” in 1996.
Although separated personally and as musical bandmates for over 15 years, Betts and Gregg Allman did reconcile before Allman’s death in 2017.
Having been born in Florida, he has lived in the Sarasota metropolitan area for most of his life.
He has been married 5 times.
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All prints are produced using Giclee printing process which is used for archival art reproduction. This process uses fade-resistant archival pigment-based ink which lasts over 100 years. All prints are printed on 310GSM, Luxurious mould-made, 100% cotton rag Archival Certified watercolor paper.
Archival Conservation Mat is included with your purchase. Mat is a high quality, 4 ply (1/16″) surround mat. These frame mats are acid-free & Lignin-free made with 100% virgin alpha-cellulose surface, core and backing papers. So your caricature with mat will fit into a standard comparable frame either “20” x 24″ or “16” x 20″ depending on the print size, (frame not included). Price also includes a Backer Board.
32″ x 40″ stretch canvas print is produced by Giclee printing process and are hand stretched over heavy duty American made white pine. The canvas print is varnished twice after printing. The canvas prints are ready to hang (complete with hanging wire).
|Dimensions||16 × 20 × .25 in|
32" x 40" Stretched Canvas Prints $495, 11" x 14" Watercolor Print $95, 16" x 20" Watercolor Print $175