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by C. Michael Bailey
I. The Premise In his review of The Allman Brothers Band's Peakin' at the Beacon for All Music Guide , William Ruhlmann recounts Gregg Allman's abbreviated explanation for founding member Dickey Betts's unceremonious, fax-mediated dismissal from the band as being amply evidenced by the guitarist's allegedly poor performance on that live recording. Ruhlmann appropriately disposes of that sad straw man argument, ultimately giving credit to both Allman Brothers and Richard Betts for being the creative spark for the ...read more