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Posts Tagged ‘Butch Trucks’

RIP, Butch Trucks (January 24, 2017) The Allman Brothers

Posted by themusicsover on January 24, 2017

Claude “Butch” Trucks
May 11, 1947 – January 25, 2017

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Butch Trucks was a founding drummer for legendary Southern rock band, the Allman Brothers Band.  Born in Jacksonville, Florida, Trucks first played in several local bands including the 31st of February before settling in with  Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Berry OakleyDickey Betts, and Jamoie Johanson as the Allman Brothers Band in 1969.  They went on to become one of the most influential rock bands America has ever produced.  Albums like The Allman Brothers Band, At Fillmore East, and Eat A Peach are considered landmark recordings of the rock era.  Butch Trucks reportedly died from a gunshot to the head on January 24, 2017.  He was 69.

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Died On This Date (November 11, 1972) Berry Oakley / The Allman Brothers Band

Posted by themusicsover on November 11, 2009

Raymond Berry Oakley
April 4, 1948 – November 11, 1972

berry-oakleyBerry Oakley was the founding bassist for legendary southern rock band, the Allman Brothers Band.  After moving to Florida from his hometown of Chicago, Oakley began playing with Dickey Betts.  The two soon hooked up to form the Allman Brothers with Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, and Jamoie Johanson.  They went on to become one of the most influential rock bands America has ever produced.  Albums like The Allman Brothers Band, At Fillmore East, and Eat A Peach are considered landmark recordings of the rock era.  Oakley’s bass skills are particularly evident on At Fillmore East’s “Whipping Post.”   Berry Oakley, 24, died of head injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.  The crash occured just three blocks from where Duane Allman was killed in an earilly similar motorcycle crash just one year earilier.

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Eat a Peach (Deluxe Edition) - The Allman Brothers Band

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