Butch Trucks, American drummer, Died at 69


Claude Hudson “Butch” Trucks was born on May 11, 1947, and died on January 24, 2017.

He was an American drummer.

Trucks was best known as a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band.

He was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida.

Trucks played in various groups before forming the 31st of February while at Florida State University in the mid-1960s.

Trucks joined the Allman Brothers Band in 1969.

The brothers 1971 live release, At Fillmore East, represented an artistic and commercial breakthrough.

They became one of the most popular bands of the era on the strength of their live performances and several successful albums.

Even though the group broke up and reformed various times, Trucks remained a constant in their 45-year career.

He died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Butch Trucks passed away at 69 years old.