Butch Trucks

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Butch Trucks
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Trucks in 2007
Background information
Birth nameClaude Hudson Trucks
Also known asButch Trucks
Born(1947-05-11)May 11, 1947
Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
DiedJanuary 24, 2017(2017-01-24) (aged 69)
West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
GenresSouthern rock, rock
OccupationsMusician
InstrumentsDrums
Years active1964–2017
LabelsFlying Frog
Associated actsThe Allman Brothers Band, The 31st of February, Les Brers, Butch Trucks & the Freight Train Band

Claude Hudson "Butch" Trucks (May 11, 1947 – January 24, 2017) was an American drummer. He was a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band. He was a member of the rock band from 1969 until they finally disbanded in 2014. He was added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida.

Trucks died on January 24, 2017 in West Palm Beach, Florida at the age of 69. Police said that he had taken his own life by gunshot.[1][2]

A Trucks drum case in The Allman Brothers Band Museum

References[change | change source]

  1. "Butch Trucks, Allman Brothers Band Drummer and Co-Founder, Dead at 69". Rolling Stone. January 25, 2017. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
  2. Lambiet, Jose (January 26, 2017). "Police: Allman Brothers Drummer's Death Was a Suicide". www.miamiherald.com. Miami Herald. Retrieved January 27, 2017.