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  posted on 4/17/2008 at 05:44 AM
You have been called the first Allman Sister, tell us about your time with them.

That is probably the biggest feather in my cap. Some people get Grammy awards and all of those awards but to me, to get on the Allman Brothers stage, or The Charlie Daniels Band, or Toy and the Tucker boys, those are like real men, and they are really not interested in boobs and butt, well they are, but not when they are working. I would say that I was the first with The Allmans, I know I was the first with them. Then Grinderswitch, Ronnie Van Zant and Charlie. You know there are certain acceptance by these men in the Southern Rock business that I wear like a badge of merit. I said this at Joe Dan Petty's wake. They always treated me like a lady, whether I acted like one of not. They put me way up on a pedestal and make me feel more than an equal. I am not saying that they never made any mistakes, because some other women may have had other experiences with these men than I have.

Is Dickey Betts as complex as they say?

Yes.

How would you describe him?

That is not fair to ask because he is like Michael Jordan to me. When he is an Indian, he is so spiritual, a great leader, he does not force opinions but he shares information. When he is a cowboy he's not . Let's just say that he is not anything like the Indian when he is a cowboy. I love him either way. I always have and I always will and his wife doesn't mind. It is okay for me to love him.

What about Duane Allman?

Duane is probably the bonding agent between all of us. And Joe Dan and Twigs and all the guys we lost, and it is a strong bonding agent to go to all these wakes and the older we get the more we will lose each other. When we go to these wakes I can see all the older guys looking at each other wondering who will be next. The great thing about this time is that people are not taking drugs and drinking, everybody is healthy.


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  posted on 4/17/2008 at 08:19 AM
Thanks for posting BIGV... B O N N I E What a woman !
Loved the Dickey Betts comment .. Indian and Cowboy.. totally sums it up

 

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  posted on 4/17/2008 at 01:22 PM
That is a pretty cool interview, for being so short. The interviewer asked the most tactful version of "tell us about Dickey" that I ever read, great question, IE "Complex"?

Great answer too...... I like that analogy so much I will adopt it also.....

Get off my case, it's CowboyBird Day........ Come back tomorrow for IndianBird Day....

 

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  posted on 4/17/2008 at 01:26 PM
Thanks for sharing this!
 

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  posted on 4/17/2008 at 01:41 PM
Bonnie is cool - thanks for sharing this interview!

 

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  posted on 4/17/2008 at 01:42 PM
Nice words.

 

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  posted on 4/17/2008 at 04:21 PM
I love Bonnie..........................she will always tell it like it is,period.

[Edited on 4/17/2008 by Judi]

 

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  posted on 4/17/2008 at 08:23 PM
great info!! thanks!

 

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  posted on 4/17/2008 at 08:57 PM
I posted this because I loved and think I understand her comments about Dickey being a Cowboy, then an Indian.... makes a lot of things clearer to me.....

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  posted on 4/17/2008 at 09:20 PM
I went to Amazon and ordered Bonnie's newest CD. It is amazing. Go listen, it is worth the trip.She is a queen..............
 

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  posted on 4/19/2008 at 09:58 AM
Really nice comments by Bonnie -- what a classy lady -- thanks for posting
...mentioning Twiggs & Joe Dan right in the same breath as Duane -- that really says it

 

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  posted on 4/19/2008 at 10:30 AM
That was cool. I also like the comment about Dickey
 
 


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