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Dickey Betts

Dickey Betts, born in West Palm Beach, Florida in 1943, was the oldest member of the Allman Brothers Band when they formed in 1969. He shared lead guitar duties with band founder and leader Duane Allman, also playing alongside bassist Berry Oakley, drummers Jaimoe and Butch Trucks, and Allman's younger brother, lead singer and organist Gregg. With... See full bio »

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 2017 Beat Shazam (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... (writer: "Ramblin' Man")
 2016-2017 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Will Arnett/Courtney B. Vance/Laurie Metcalf/Buckingham McVie (2017) ... (writer: "Jessica" - uncredited)
- Chelsea Handler/John Legend (2016) ... (writer: "Jessica" - uncredited)
 2016 Fresh Off the Boat (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hi, My Name Is ... (2016) ... (writer: "Ramblin' Man" - uncredited)
 2016 Eric (Documentary short) (writer: "Southbound")
 2014 And So It Goes (writer: "Ramblin' Man" - as Forrest Richard Betts)
 2013 Clear History (TV Movie) (writer: "Ramblin' Man" - as Forrest Richard Betts)
 2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #20.165 (2012) ... (writer: "Ramblin' Man" - uncredited)
 2012 The Three Stooges (writer: "Jessica" - as Forrest Richard Betts)
 2011 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.13 (2011) ... (writer: "Ramblin' Man" - uncredited)
 2007-2010 Top Gear (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Middle East Special (2010) ... (writer: "Jessica" - uncredited)
- Botswana Special (2007) ... (writer: "Jessica" - uncredited)
- Polar Special (2007) ... (writer: "Jessica" - uncredited)
 2010 The Good Guys (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dan on the Run (2010) ... (writer: "Ramblin' Man" - uncredited)
 2009 Did You Hear About the Morgans? (writer: "Jessica" - as Forrest Richard Betts)
 2008 Guitar Hero World Tour (Video Game) (writer: "Ramblin' Man")
 2005-2008 Supernatural (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- In the Beginning (2008) ... (writer: "Ramblin' Man")
- Pilot (2005) ... (writer: "Ramblin' Man")
 2008 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Glory Days (2008) ... (writer: "Blue Sky")
 2008 Psych (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Daredevils! (2008) ... (writer: "Ramblin' Man")
 2008 Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Nightclub (Documentary) (writer: "Kind Of Bird")
 2008 Incendiary (writer: "Jessica" - as Betts)
 2006 Guitar Hero II (Video Game) (writer: "JESSICA" - as Forrest Richard Betts)
 2005 Dickey Betts & Great Southern: Back Where It All Begins - Live at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum (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")
 2003 Big Fish (writer: "Ramblin' Man")
 2002 Comedian (Documentary) (writer: "Les Brers in A Minor")
 2002 Push, Nevada (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Amount (2002) ... (writer: "Ramblin' Man")
 2002 Ken Park (writer: "Shady Streets")
 2001 The Shipping News (writer: "Jessica" - as Forrest Richard Betts)
 1999 Outside Providence (writer: "In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed" - as Forrest Richard Betts)
 1998 The Waterboy (writer: "No One to Run With")
 1998 Radio Arrow (writer: "Jessica")
 1996 Chicago Hope (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Papa's Got a Brand New Bag (1996) ... (writer: "Jessica" - uncredited)
 1996 Fear (writer: "Jessica")
 1996 Nash Bridges (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Home Invasion (1996) ... (writer: "Ramblin' Man")
 1994 Lassie (writer: "Jessica" - as Forrest Richard Betts)
 1994 The Cowboy Way (writer: "No One To Run With")
 1992 The Allman Brothers Band: Live at Great Woods (Video documentary) (writer: "Blue Sky", "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed", "Revival")
 1990 Bird on a Wire (writer: "Ramblin' Man" - as Forrest Richard Betts)
 1989 When Harry Met Sally... (writer: "Ramblin' Man" - as Forrest Richard Betts)
 1989 Field of Dreams (writer: "Jessica" - as Dickie Betts)
 1986 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Streetwise (1986) ... (writer: "Streetwise" - uncredited)
 1985 The Allman Brothers Band: Brothers of the Road (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")
 1978 Casey's Shadow (lyrics: "RAMBLIN' MAN" - as Richard Betts) / (music: "RAMBLIN' MAN" - as Richard Betts)
 1973 The Exorcist (writer: "Ramblin' Man" - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "Southern Rock Jam" (BSP) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Allman Brothers Band | Dickie Betts | Richard Betts

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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. See more »


Often wears a cowboy hat onstage, and almost always wears a bandana

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