Butch Trucks

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Butch Trucks

American drummer who is one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band add

Category: Music

Born in 1947.

Countries: United States (92%), Canada (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Jai Johanny Johanson

Linked to: Florida State University, Englewood High School, The Allman Brothers Band Museum, Jean Ribault High School

 

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Butch Trucks was born in 1947 add something


1960

They recorded a cover of "Morning Dew", by 1960s folk singer Bonnie Dobson add something


1964

One of Trucks' first bands was local Jacksonville band The Vikings, who made one 7-inch record in 1964 add something


1968

Another early band was The 31st of February which formed and broke up in 1968 add something

 

Duane Allman - The Hour Glass broke up in early 1968, and Duane and Gregg Allman went back to Florida, where they played on demo sessions with the 31st of February, a folk rock outfit whose drummer was Butch Trucks


1969

Trucks helped form The Allman Brothers Band in 1969, along with Duane Allman , Gregg Allman , Dickey Betts , Berry Oakley , and fellow drummer Jai Johanny Johanson add something

 

Berry Oakley - He was a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band in 1969, along with guitarist Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, who was the band's vocalist and keyboardist, Dickey Betts on co-lead guitar, and drummers Butch Trucks and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson, both on drums, congas, and the band's percussionist

 

Jai Johanny Johanson - After joining up with Duane Allman in February 1969, he quickly became the first recruit into Allman's new group, soon joined by bassist Berry Oakley, fellow drummer Butch Trucks, guitarist Dickey Betts and lastly Allman's younger brother, singer, organist and pianist Gregg Allman

 

Dr. John - John's song "I Walk On Gilded Splinters" was covered in 1969 by Marsha Hunt and produced by Tony Visconti; in June 1969 by Cher on her "3614 Jackson Highway" album, and was released as a single; and in July 1970 by Johnny Jenkins, whose supporting musicians included slide guitarist Duane Allman and drummers Butch Trucks and Jai_Johanny_Johanson; Allman performed on "Ton Ton Macoute", the album that contained it


1991

Marc Quinones - After a chance meeting with Butch Trucks in 1991, he was recruited to join The Allman Brothers Band


1999

His nephew, guitarist Derek Trucks, is the frontman and bandleader of The Derek Trucks Band and joined the Allman Brothers Band in 1999 add something


2005

Trucks has had a long interest in philosophy and literature; in 2005 he published a letter in the "New York Times Book Review" criticizing a review of a decades-old article about the band in which the members were made to look like uneducated characters from a William Faulkner novel add something


2014

Trucks continued to record and perform with the Allman Brothers Band until they disbanded in 2014 add something

 

Marc Quinones - Following the Allman Brothers Band's breakup at the end of 2014 QuiƱones joined Les Brers, a band led by original Allman Brothers band drummer Butch Trucks that consists of other Allman Brothers alumni


2015

In 2015 Trucks performed at two festivals with a band billed as "'Butch Trucks & Very Special Friends"' add something

 

Jai Johanny Johanson - In 2015 he joined Les Brers, a band led by his longtime Allman Brothers drumming partner Butch Trucks


2017

Police reports confirmed that Trucks died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on January 24, 2017, in West Palm Beach, Florida, at the age of 69 add something