THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

 

Last updated: June 7, 2018
2009-2018 Hans van Ryswyk

FAMILY TREE: DICKEY BETTS

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DICKEY BETTS
b. Forrest Richard Betts
December 12, 1943
West Palm Beach, FL

   
             
   

WORLD OF MIRTH
(around 1960-1961)

Dickey Betts - Guitar
(World Of Mirth was a
carnival show that
traveled up the East Coast
on the state-fair circuit.
Dickey Betts played in a
band that performed in a
part of the show
called 'Teen Beat')

   
             
   

THE IMPOSSIBLES
(around 1962)

Dickey Betts - Guitar
???
???
???

   
             
   

THE JOKERS (1)
(1962-1965)

Dickey Betts - Guitar, Vocals
Tom Kiefaber - Bass, Vocals
Bobby Johns - Drums
Harold Miracle - Guitar, Vocals

   
             
   

THE JOKERS (2)
(around 1965-1966)

Dickey Betts - Guitar, Vocals
Joe Dan Petty - Bass
David Walshaw - Drums
Sometimes with:
Thom Doucette - Harmonica

   
             
   

THE SOUL CHILDREN
(around 1967/1968)

Dickey Betts - Guitar
Dale Betts - Keyboards, Vocals
Larry Reinhardt - Guitar
??? - Bass
??? - Drums
Sometimes with:
Thom Doucette - Harmonica
Berry Oakley - Bass

   
             
   

THE BLUES MESSENGERS
(around 1968)

Dickey Betts - Guitar
Larry Reinhardt - Guitar
Dale Betts - Keyboards, Vocals
Berry Oakley - Bass
John Meeks - Drums

   
             
   

THE SECOND COMING
(1968-1969)

  

Dickey Betts - Guitar, Vocals
Larry Reinhardt - Guitar (died January 2, 2012)
Dale Betts - Vocals
Reese Wynans - Organ
Berry Oakley - Bass
John Meeks - Drums (died October 14, 2007)
(
Duane Allman sometimes jams with the group)

   
             
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND (1)
(March 26, 1969 - October 29, 1971)
Duane Allman
Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar
(died October 29, 1971)
(did not perform
o
n October 31, 1970)
Gregg Allman
Lead Vocals, Hammond B-3 Organ, Electric Piano
(
did not perform
 on March 30, 1969.
For a show in Tampa, FL
in 1970 probably replaced
by Reese Wynans)
Berry Oakley
Bass
Dickey Betts
Lead Guitar, Vocals
Butch Trucks
Drums, Percussion
Jaimoe
Drums
(did not perform
o
n August 23, 1970)
Thom 'Ace' Doucette
Harmonica
(played as a regular guest
with the band from 1969
through the 2000s, although
he was never a member)
             
 

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND (2)
(November 22, 1971 - October 1972)

 
  Gregg Allman
Lead Vocals, Hammond B-3 Organ, Electric Piano
Berry Oakley
Bass
Dickey Betts
Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar, Vocals
Butch Trucks
Drums, Percussion
Jaimoe
Drums
 
             

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND (3)
(October 1972 - November 11, 1972)

 
Chuck Leavell
Piano
Gregg Allman
Lead Vocals, Hammond B-3 Organ, Electric Piano
Berry Oakley
Bass
(died November 11, 1972)
Dickey Betts
Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar, Vocals
Butch Trucks
Drums, Percussion
Jaimoe
Drums
 
             

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND (4)
(November 30, 1972 - May 4, 1976)

 
Chuck Leavell
Piano
Gregg Allman
Lead Vocals, Hammond B-3 Organ, Electric Piano
Lamar Williams
Bass
Dickey Betts
Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar, Vocals
Butch Trucks
Drums, Percussion
Jaimoe
Drums
 
             
   

DICKEY BETTS & THE GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC SHOW
(1974)

Dickey Betts - Guitar, Dobro, Vocals
Jeff Hanna - Guitar
Spooner Oldham - Organ
Vassar Clements - Violin
John Hughey - Pedal Steel Guitar
Oscar Underwood Adams - Mandolin
Stray Straton - Bass, Vocals
Bonnie Bramlett - Vocals, Percussion
Jerry Jumonville - Alto Sax
David Walshaw - Drums, Percussion
Jerry Thompson - Drums
Leon Poindexter - Acoustic Guitar
Walter Poindexter - Banjo
Frank Poindexter - Dobro

   
             
   

DICKEY BETTS & GREAT SOUTHERN (1)
(1976-1978)
  

Dickey Betts - Guitar, Vocals
Dan Toler - Guitar, Vocals
Ken Tibbets - Bass
Tom Broome - Keyboards, Vocals
Jerry Thompson - Drums, Percussion
Doni Sharbono - Drums, Percussion

   
             
 

DICKEY BETTS & GREAT SOUTHERN (2)
(1978-1979)

Dickey Betts - Guitar, Vocals
Dan Toler - Guitar
David Goldflies - Bass
Michael Workman - Keyboards, Vocals
David Toler - Drums, Percussion
Doni Sharbono - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Mimi Hart - Background Vocals

   
             

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND (5)
(December 1978 - November 8, 1980)

Mike Lawler
Keyboards
(joined sometime
in 1980)
Gregg Allman
Lead Vocals, Hammond B-3 Organ, Electric Piano
David Goldflies
Bass
Dickey Betts
Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar, Vocals
Butch Trucks
Drums, Percussion
Jaimoe
Drums
Dan Toler
Lead Guitar
             

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND (6)
(November 17, 1980 - January 23, 1982)

Mike Lawler
Keyboards

Gregg Allman
Lead Vocals, Hammond B-3 Organ, Electric Piano

David Goldflies
Bass
Dickey Betts
Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar, Vocals
Butch Trucks
Drums, Percussion
David Toler
Drums
Dan Toler
Lead Guitar

Background singers:
Bonnie Gallie (aka Benita Hill)
Keith England (joined June 20, 1981)
             
   

BHLT
(1982-1983)

Dickey Betts - Guitar, Vocals
Jimmy Hall - Vocals, Harp, Saxophone
Chuck Leavell - Keyboards, Vocals
Butch Trucks - Drums
David Goldflies - Bass
Dan Parks - Violin, Guitar
   
             
   

BHL
(1984)

Dickey Betts - Guitar, Vocals
Jimmy Hall - Vocals, Harp, Saxophone
Chuck Leavell - Keyboards, Vocals
Matt Abts - Drums
Buzzy Meekins - Bass
   
             

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND (7)
(July 12, 1986: Volunteer Jam XII, Starwood Amphitheatre, Nashville, TN
 October 31, 1986: Crackdown Festival, Madison Square Garden, New York)

Chuck Leavell
Piano

Gregg Allman
Lead Vocals, Hammond B-3 Organ, Electric Piano

Dan Toler
Lead Guitar
Dickey Betts
Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar, Vocals
Butch Trucks
Drums, Percussion
Jaimoe
Drums
with:

Bruce Waibel
Bass
(July 12 & October 31, 1986)

Jerry McCoy
Bass
(July 12, 1986)

Marty Privette
Bass
(October 31, 1986)
             
   

DICKEY BETTS BAND (1)
(1986-1987)

Dickey Betts - Guitar, Vocals
Chris Merrell - Guitar, Vocals (died March 2, 2010)
Chuck Leavell - Keyboards
Matt Abts - Drums
Marty Privette - Bass

   
             
   

DICKEY BETTS BAND (2)
(1988-1989)

Dickey Betts - Guitar, Vocals
Warren Haynes - Guitars, Vocals
Johnny Neel - Keyboards - Vocals
Matt Abts - Drums
Marty Privette - Bass

   
             

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND (8)
(June 28, 1989 - November 28, 1990)

Johnny Neel
Keyboards, Harmonica, Vocals

Gregg Allman
Lead Vocals, Hammond B-3 Organ, Electric Piano

Allen Woody
Bass
Dickey Betts
Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar, Vocals
Butch Trucks
Drums, Percussion
Jaimoe
Drums
Warren Haynes
Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar, Vocals
             
 

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND (9)
(January 9, 1991 - June 19, 1991)

 

Gregg Allman
Lead Vocals, Hammond B-3 Organ, Electric Piano

Allen Woody
Bass
Dickey Betts
Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar, Vocals
Butch Trucks
Drums, Percussion
Jaimoe
Drums
Warren Haynes
Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar, Vocals
             

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND (10)
(June 24, 1991 - March 26, 1997)

Marc Quinones
Percussion

Gregg Allman
Lead Vocals, Hammond B-3 Organ, Electric Piano

Allen Woody
Bass
Dickey Betts
Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar, Vocals
(from July 31, 1993 - September 19, 1993 replaced by:
Jimmy Herring
Zakk Wylde
David Grissom
Jack Pearson)
Butch Trucks
Drums, Percussion
Jaimoe
Drums
Warren Haynes
Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar, Vocals
             

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND (11)
(June 20, 1997 - March 28, 1999)

Marc Quinones
Percussion

Gregg Allman
Lead Vocals, Hammond B-3 Organ, Electric Piano

Oteil Burbridge
Bass
Dickey Betts
Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar, Vocals
Butch Trucks
Drums, Percussion
Jaimoe
Drums
Jack Pearson
Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar
(on August 4, 1998 and August 5, 1998 replaced by Derek Trucks)
             

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND (12)
(June 12, 1999 - May 7, 2000)

Marc Quinones
Percussion

Gregg Allman
Lead Vocals, Hammond B-3 Organ, Electric Piano

Oteil Burbridge
Bass
Dickey Betts
Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar, Vocals
Butch Trucks
Drums, Percussion
Jaimoe
Drums
Derek Trucks
Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar
             
   

DICKEY BETTS BAND (3)
(2000-2001)

Dickey Betts - Guitar, Vocals
Mark May - Guitar, Vocals
Matt Zeiner - Keyboards, Vocals
Kris Jensen - Sax
David Stoltz - Bass
Mark Greenberg - Drums
Frankie Lombardi - Drums

   
             
   

DICKEY BETTS & GREAT SOUTHERN (3)
(2002)

Dickey Betts - Guitar, Vocals
Dan Toler - Guitar
Matt Zeiner - Keyboards, Vocals
Kris Jensen - Sax, Flute
David Stoltz - Bass
Mark Greenberg - Drums
Frankie Lombardi - Drums

   
             
   

DICKEY BETTS & GREAT SOUTHERN (4)
(2003)

Dickey Betts - Guitar, Vocals
Dan Toler - Guitar
Mike Kach - Keyboards, Vocals
Kris Jensen - Sax, Flute
David Stoltz - Bass
(during March/April 2003
replaced by Bruce Waibel)
Mark Greenberg - Drums
Frankie Lombardi - Drums

   
             
   

DICKEY BETTS & GREAT SOUTHERN (5)
(2004)

Dickey Betts - Guitar, Vocals
Dan Toler - Guitar
Mike Kach - Keyboards, Vocals
David Stoltz - Bass
Frankie Lombardi - Drums

   
             
   
DICKEY BETTS & GREAT SOUTHERN (6)
(August 4, 2004 - May 2005)

Dickey Betts - Guitar, Vocals
Dan Toler - Guitar
Mike Kach - Keyboards, Vocals
Pedro Arevalo - Bass
Frankie Lombardi - Drums

   
             
   
DICKEY BETTS & GREAT SOUTHERN (7)
(May 2005 - November 2005)

Dickey Betts - Guitar, Vocals
Duane Betts - Guitar
Mike Kach - Keyboards, Vocals
Pedro Arevalo - Bass
Twinkle - Vocals, Keyboards
Frankie Lombardi - Drums
Kenny Crawley - Drums

   
             
   
DICKEY BETTS & GREAT SOUTHERN (8)
(April 2006 -
July 29, 2006)

Dickey Betts - Guitar, Vocals
Duane Betts - Guitar
Mike Kach - Keyboards, Vocals
Pedro Arevalo - Bass
Twinkle - Vocals, Keyboards
Frankie Lombardi - Drums
(replaced by Kenny Crawley for 2 shows in July 2006)
James Varnado - Drums
Andy Aledort - Guitar

   
             
   
DICKEY BETTS & GREAT SOUTHERN (9)
(August 16, 2006 - October 11, 2008)

Dickey Betts - Guitar, Vocals
Duane Betts - Guitar
Mike Kach - Keyboards, Vocals
Pedro Arevalo - Bass
Frankie Lombardi - Drums
James Varnado - Drums
Andy Aledort - Guitar

   
             
   
DICKEY BETTS & GREAT SOUTHERN (10)
(March 5, 2009 - December 12, 2009)

Dickey Betts - Guitar, Vocals
Duane Betts - Guitar
Mike Kach - Keyboards, Vocals
Pedro Arevalo - Bass
Frankie Lombardi - Drums
Garrett Dawson - Drums
Andy Aledort - Guitar

   
             
   
DICKEY BETTS & GREAT SOUTHERN (11)
(2010 - June 2013)

Dickey Betts - Guitar, Vocals
Duane Betts - Guitar
Mike Kach - Keyboards, Vocals
Pedro Arevalo - Bass
Frankie Lombardi - Drums
James Varnardo - Drums
Andy Aledort - Guitar

   
             
   
DICKEY BETTS & GREAT SOUTHERN (12)
(July 2013 - August 24, 2014)

Dickey Betts - Guitar, Vocals
Duane Betts - Guitar
Mike Kach - Keyboards, Vocals
Pedro Arevalo - Bass
Frankie Lombardi - Drums
Kenny Crawley - Drums
Andy Aledort - Guitar

   
             
   

DICKEY BETTS BAND (4)
(May 15, 2018 - January 6, 2019)

Dickey Betts - Guitar, Vocals
Duane Betts - Guitar
Damon Fowler - Guitar, Vocals
Mike Kach - Keyboards, Vocals
Pedro Arevalo - Bass
Frankie Lombardi - Drums
Steve Camilleri - Drums