It's been a rough few months for birthday boy, Forrest Richard "Dickey" Betts. born on this day in 1943.
You may remember, the Allman Brothers Band co-founder suffered a stroke in August. Then, in September, he fell while playing with his dog in his backyard and “cracked his head, causing bleeding in his brain.” At the time, Betts was listed as in “critical but stable condition.” Betts underwent surgery and according to his website the surgery was a success, and that Dickey was ‘off the respirator and doing great! Talking, laughing and, of course, complaining!’ We thank you all for your love and prayers. He still has a ways to go.” Last week, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported that the musician would celebrate his birthday “surrounded by loved ones” at his Little Sarasota Bay home.”
Betts will be featured on the season finale of AXS TV’s The Big Interview with Dan Rather, which premieres Tuesday, December 18th. See a sneak preview below.