100 Greatest Guitarists: David Fricke's Picks

From Jerry Garcia and Joan Jett to B.B. King and Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stone critic chooses the best and most influential guitarists in rock

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58. Dickey Betts

From 1969 to 1971, Duane Allman swooped and soared while Betts kept the music moving with lyrical boogie. After Duane's death, Betts handled both roles. He also wrote many of the Allmans' best-known songs, including "Ramblin' Man" and the instrumental "Jessica."

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