Dickey Betts: The real Allman Brothers stories behind ‘Almost Famous’

The Allman Brothers were one of the biggest, best and hardest partying bands in America in 1973 when a 16-year-old Cameron Crowe joined them on tour that summer to write a Rolling Stone cover story. Crowe would later emerge as a top Hollywood filmmaker and following his blockbuster “Jerry Maguire” made the semi-autobiographical “Almost Famous,” which celebrates its 20th anniversary next month. Largely based on Crowe’s experiences on the road with the Allman Brothers — as well as other bands he interviewed on tour during that period, including Led Zeppelin and the Eagles — the film tells the fun, often poignant tale of a young journalist trying to complete a profile piece about the fictitious rock band Stillwater for Rolling Stone.

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