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The Allman Brothers Band: “Blue Sky”
The Hook: Dickey Betts wrote it as a love song for his Native American wife, Sandy Blue Sky.
Album: Eat a Peach
Writer: Dickey Betts
Stats: The B-side of “Jessica,” which peaked at number-65 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Blue Sky” has been an FM radio favorite.
Background: “Blue Sky” marked guitarist Dickey Betts’ vocal debut on an Allman Brothers album. He explains what he wrote it about and why he had to sing it himself.
Former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts on “Blue Sky.” OC:…for her. :13
“’Blue Sky’ was written for a lady that I was married to for a while who was an Ojibwe Indian from Canada and her name was Sandy Blue Sky. It was a love song for her.”