Butch Trucks The Allman Brothers Band co-founder passed away at the age of 69. No cause of death has been released yet.
Mr. Trucks was born in Jacksonville, Fla. and played many local bands, as well as in the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and the Jacksonville Symphonette. He has also played in ensembles during his studies at Florida State University.
Butch Trucks was about to head back to school to get a degree in math and teach, but his plans were foiled by the arrival of Duane and Jaimoe. As you probably know, this is how the Allman Brothers Band was formed. Unfortunately, Mr. Trucks is the third member of the original Allman Brothers Band to pass away. Duane Allman died after a motorcycle crash when he was only 24 years old, and Berry Oakley was killed in a similar accident only 13 months later.
If you are not familiar with the name Allman Brothers Band, you should know that it was a great rock band formed in 1969. The fans loved them because they used to incorporate elements of jazz, blues, and country music into an awesome blend. Another thing which made the fans love them is their live performance during which they would improvise and play instrumentals.
The “Ramblin’ Man
The band’s first two studio releases weren’t commercial hits, but their 1971 live release, At Fillmore East, is considered the best live album ever made. Their hit single “Ramblin’ Man” propelled the band into stardom and cemented them at the forefront of the 1970s rock music. The band would continue playing for four more decades before finally retiring.
Other musicians are reacting to Trucks’ death, Jason Isbell being among the first, tweeting, “Awfully sad to hear of the passing of Butch Trucks. A deserving legend with a family full of ridiculously talented and truly sweet people.”
We have to agree, Butch Trucks is a legend, and he will forever remain a legend as long as there are people who enjoy listening to his music.
May he rest in peace.