Dickey Betts Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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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.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 12, 1943
Birth place: West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Profession:Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter
Nationality:American
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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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Dickey 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]
2Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Allman Brothers) in 1995.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Often wears a cowboy hat onstage, and almost always wears a bandana


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eric2016Documentary short writer: "Southbound"
And So It Goes2014writer: "Ramblin' Man" - as Forrest Richard Betts
Clear History2013TV Movie writer: "Ramblin' Man" - as Forrest Richard Betts
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Three Stooges2012writer: "Jessica" - as Forrest Richard Betts
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top Gear2007-2010TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Good Guys2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Did You Hear About the Morgans?2009writer: "Jessica" - as Forrest Richard Betts
Guitar Hero World Tour2008Video Game writer: "Ramblin' Man"
Cold Case2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Psych2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Nightclub2008Documentary writer: "Kind Of Bird"
Incendiary2008writer: "Jessica" - as Betts
Guitar Hero II2006Video 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 + Museum2005Video 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"
Supernatural2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Big Fish2003writer: "Ramblin' Man"
Comedian2002Documentary writer: "Les Brers in A Minor"
Push, Nevada2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ken Park2002writer: "Shady Streets"
The Shipping News2001writer: "Jessica" - as Forrest Richard Betts
The '70s2000TV Movie writer: "Jessica - Original Album Version" - uncredited
Outside Providence1999writer: "In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed" - as Forrest Richard Betts
The Waterboy1998writer: "No One to Run With"
Radiofreccia1998writer: "Jessica"
Chicago Hope1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fear1996writer: "Jessica"
Nash Bridges1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lassie1994writer: "Jessica" - as Forrest Richard Betts
The Cowboy Way1994writer: "No One To Run With"
The Allman Brothers Band: Live at Great Woods1992Video documentary writer: "Blue Sky", "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed", "Revival"
Bird on a Wire1990writer: "Ramblin' Man" - as Forrest Richard Betts
When Harry Met Sally...1989writer: "Ramblin' Man" - as Forrest Richard Betts
Field of Dreams1989writer: "Jessica" - as Dickie Betts
Miami Vice1986TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Allman Brothers Band: Brothers of the Road1985Video 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 Shadow1978lyrics: "RAMBLIN' MAN" - as Richard Betts / music: "RAMBLIN' MAN" - as Richard Betts
The Exorcist1973writer: "Ramblin' Man" - uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cockfighter1974Cigarette mask (uncredited)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Turn It Up!2013DocumentaryHimself
Southern Rock at the BBC2012TV MovieHimself
Rock n' Roll Fantasy Camp2006TV MovieHimself, Guest Musician
Dickey Betts & Great Southern: Back Where It All Begins - Live at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum2005Video documentaryHimself - Guitars & Vocals
American Revolutions: Southern Rock2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Musicians for Disaster Relief 05'2005TV MovieHimself
2004 Jammys: The Theatre at Madison Square Garden2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
My Generation2000DocumentaryHimself
The Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame1995TV Special documentaryHimself (The Allman Brothers Band)
The Full Moon Show1992TV Series documentaryHimself
The Allman Brothers Band: Live at Great Woods1992Video documentaryHimself (lead guitar & vocals) (as The Allman Brothers Band)
Southern Voices, American Dreams1985DocumentaryHimself (as Dickie Betts)
The Allman Brothers Band: Brothers of the Road1985Video documentaryHimself (Guitar & Vocals) (as The Allman Brothers Band)
Volunteer Jam1976Himself (as Richard Betts)

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