Guitarist Dickey Betts joined the Allman Brothers Band in 1969, and, when its featured guitarist Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident in 1971, became leader of the band. As the Allman Brothers Band continued (albeit on-again, off-again) for decades, this arrangement seemed permanent, but then, in 2000, Betts was suddenly forced out for what was only described as “personal and professional reasons” (according to Betts it was over his drinking and done via fax). Gregg Allman shed some light on the long-running feud in his 2012 autobiography, complaining of Betts being overbearing and difficult to work with: “We must have been pretty attached as a band to take that crap off of him for so long.”