That time Dickey Betts told me that the Allman Brothers transcend generations

By Steve Newton

Allman Brothers Band fans (and guitar freaks in general) seem to really enjoy the audio excerpts I’ve been posting from my four interviews with Dickey Betts over the years, so here’s another one.

Back in July of ’92 I did my third interview with Dickey, after the band had released its live album An Evening With the Allman Brothers: First Set.

At one point in the conversation I asked him what percentage of his current crowd was new fans, and he went on to say that it was about 50/50 between the old fans and the newbies. The 48-year-old guitar hero went on to explain that he felt the Allman Brothers transcended a generation.

Have a listen:

 

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One response to “That time Dickey Betts told me that the Allman Brothers transcend generations

  1. Sounds like that’s something that was on Dickey’s mind for a long time. In 1978 he told me that if you’re an actor, or a painter, your career builds on itself, but if you’re a rocker you have to prove yourself every five years, because there’s a new crop of kids coming up and buying records (that’s all we had then, records!)

    I think they passed the audition.

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