Dickey Betts turns 68 years old today, born Forrest Richard Betts on December 12, 1943 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Musician extraordinaire, Dickey is a guitarist, singer, songwriter and founding member of The Allman Brothers Band and was ranked #58 on Rolling Stone Magazine's "Greatest Guitarists of All Time" list in 2003.

To all guitarists out there: if you've always wanted to learn to play Jessica from the man most qualified to teach it, here's a lesson from the Master: