SARASOTA - Dickey Betts is turning 75.

The co–founder of the Allman Brothers band will celebrate his milestone birthday at home in Sarasota. He is still recovering from surgery  needed for a head injury he got from a fall at that home. Also, Betts will be appearing on the "Big Interview With Dan Rather" show later this month. He had just returned to touring after being off the road for 4 years when he had the fall.

Betts' birthday is December 12th, which is next Wednesday.