Probably one of the most under rated guitarists ever.
Understandable given who he would inevitably compared too?
Really deserves a lot of props for keeping ABB going?
What I love about the story (other than the fact that they're a big part of the character basis for "Stillwater" in Almost Famous
), is that after Duane died, Dickie had to learn how to play slide to do all of Duane's parts and basically taught himself the technique while practicing over a long night of traveling.
He just turned 70 in December (and looks every bit of it).
Trivia: Betts later wrote (and sang lead on) the ABB's biggest hit - "Ramblin' Man" - a song kept out of the #1 spot by Greg's future wife, Cher's "Half Breed".
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