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Jeff Garden


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Post Posted 25 Jan 2017 8:33 am     Reply with quote

I just heard from multiple sources that founding member and drummer of the Allman Brothers, Butch Trucks passed away on Tuesday nite. RIP Butch and thanks for the music...I spent hours in my "formative years" copping Allman Brothers licks off albums at half speed...one of my all time favorite bands.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/butch-trucks-allman-brothers-founding-member-dead-at-69-w462870
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Tommy Detamore


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Post Posted 25 Jan 2017 8:49 am     Reply with quote

Wow! So sorry to hear this!
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John Brock


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Post Posted 25 Jan 2017 8:58 am     Butch Trucks Reply with quote

RIP.......There will never be another like him.
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Mark Eaton


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Post Posted 25 Jan 2017 8:59 am     Reply with quote

Oh man, this makes me sad.

I saw The Allman Brothers for the first time in 1972 at age 18. Unfortunately I never got to see them with Duane, but it was their first tour after he died and they went out as a five piece. Butch drove that band like a locomotive. But he also had a great sense of touch and subtlety when needed. Here is a quote from an interview with his drummer partner Jaimoe when he approached a jazz master for some lessons: "As Jaimoe recounted to Relix, he and Trucks tried to take drum lessons from Elvin Jones in 1974, only to have the jazz legend tell them, "What do you guys want? I know who you are. What am I supposed to teach you?"
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Joachim Kettner


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Post Posted 25 Jan 2017 9:16 am     Reply with quote

It's very sad to hear this.
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Lefty


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Grayson, Ga.
Post Posted 25 Jan 2017 12:55 pm     Reply with quote

Very sad news. I heard the Allmans for the first time when they played free at Piedmont park (1st time). This must have been 1969(?). It was before the first album came out. It was obvious that they were really special.
I remember that Duane and Dickie both were playing gold tops. The sound with two drummers and two lead guitars was huge. I was lucky to here them with Duane 4 or 5 times. The loss of Butch will really leave a hole in their sound. They are survivors though.
RIP Butch.
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Lefty
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Jerry Hayes


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Virginia Beach, Va.
Post Posted 25 Jan 2017 2:03 pm     Reply with quote

Was he Derek's father? RIP Butch...JH in Va.
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Mark Eaton


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Post Posted 25 Jan 2017 2:18 pm     Reply with quote

Derek's uncle.
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Mark Eaton


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Post Posted 25 Jan 2017 2:32 pm     Reply with quote

Lefty wrote:
The loss of Butch will really leave a hole in their sound.



They officially called it quits in October, 2014 and played their final show at The Beacon Theater in New York (a venue they had sold out 238 times in a row over the years).

Prior to that Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes had announced that they would be leaving the band.

Gregg has had more than his share of health issues so unlike a lot of rock bands who tend to come out of retirement, between Gregg's health and age, and now the passing of Butch, I'm pretty sure we saw the last of the band in 2014.
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John Macy


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Post Posted 26 Jan 2017 4:40 pm     Reply with quote

My first show I saw with the Brothers was in 1970, and they had/have a profound influence on me for sure. Very sad, I understand Butch took his life in front of his wife of 25 years...
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Dave Mudgett


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Post Posted 26 Jan 2017 10:35 pm     Reply with quote

Yeah, my first show with the Allmans was in '69 or '70 - Boston Tea Party. This is just depressing, but what else is new? RIP Butch.
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Doug Beaumier


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Post Posted 26 Jan 2017 11:48 pm     Reply with quote

Yeah, I saw them about 1970-71 in Springfield, MA. I remember watching the two drummers and being amazed at what I was hearing. Very sad to hear about Butch.
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Joachim Kettner


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Post Posted 28 Jan 2017 1:24 am     Reply with quote

Maybe not many know that he played on this song from Gene Clark:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GilrLIwBJE8
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Godfrey Arthur


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Post Posted 29 Jan 2017 6:32 pm     Reply with quote

Godspeed Butch. I remember fondly when At Fillmore East was on many a musician's play list with Whipping Post and In Memory of Elizabeth Reed. That dual drummer thing really worked.



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Dan Robinson


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Post Posted 7 Feb 2017 2:56 am     Reply with quote

Sad indeed, can't imagine for his wife, two lives devastated.

Saw the Allman Brothers Band at the Syria Mosque, Pittsbugh, PA, just a few weeks before Duane's fatal motorcycle crash. I shared an apartment and a band with another guitar player, college years. All of those study breaks to practice what Duane and Dickey did had a huge impact. Appreciation for moving harmonies is certainly linked to my pursuit of pedal steel.

2nd time was at Watkins Glenn, minus Duane/plus 600,000 hippies, unlike anything else.

Dave Mudgett - I was raised in Newton. The Boston Tea Party was a "happening place." Good memories and ummm, errr, what?

"If you say you remember the 70's you weren't there."
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