Take the AllmansTest™ Vol. 4 – Dickey Betts

by Peter Wendel
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DickeyBettsABBTest4 SongMango.comThis fourth volume of the AllmansTest™ collection centers on Dickey Betts – the powerhouse, country-flavored guitar virtuoso – the guy who stepped up and became the leader of the band after Duane’s passing in 1971.

Though he carried personal demons, as a musician, Dickey was the complete package.


AllmansTest™ Vol. 4 – Dickey Betts

The fourth AllmansTest™ covers the legendary Dickey Betts – a hugely gifted guitar player with a style and ferocity all his own; a brilliant songwriter and composer whose instrumental masterpieces remain among the most treasured songs in the pantheon of rock music; and a singer whose voice provided a smoother, silkier alternative to Gregg’s gravelly blues-smoked vocals. See how well you really know Dickey and his songs. Good luck!


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Peter Wendel is a journalist and PR consultant. He's attended hundreds of concerts and festivals, including the Peach, Mountain Jam, the All Good and Lockn'. He's ridden legendary Grateful Dead runs from Ventura County Fairgrounds to Irvine Meadows (CA) from the Nassau Coliseum (NY) to the Boston Garden (MA). Peter is a former U.S. Marine who – after running into trouble with every last one of his commanding officers – received an honorable discharge and a direct order never to return. Born in California and raised in New Jersey, Peter lived in Boston and Joshua Tree (CA) before settling in the nation's capital. Find him on tour at PWendel@SongMango.com.