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