Allman Brothers Band's Butch Trucks: RIP

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  1. musicalbeds

    musicalbeds Strange but not a stranger Thread Starter

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    According to two of the band's roadies, Butch Trucks passed away last night. The family's in shock and the announcement should happen with in the next couple of hours.
    I'm in a few different FB ABB related pages and groups, and the news broke last night but then it was hushed so people could be notified in person etc.

    I'm devastated, could barely sleep after first finding out last night, I went to bed praying it's a hoax, but it would have come out by now that it was, so expect news to officially break soon.

    Saw him with Les Brers two years ago, he was as solid as ever.

    RIP.
     
  2. Not easy to wake up to this kind of news again. I feel deeply for his entire family. I will post very little today, as I will celebrate this mans contribution to music, his influence on many fans as well. Goodbye Butch, and thank you from this long, long time fan.
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  3. Daedalus

    Daedalus I haven't heard it all.....

    Sad news.
     
  4. musicalbeds

    musicalbeds Strange but not a stranger Thread Starter

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    It's not easy to hear it before bed either, and not get a confirmation one way or another. I had to go to sleep, but was awake long before my alarm to check whether it had been refuted.
    It's been too long for it not to be true, someone would have jumped in by now, fans are going crazy.

    One of the two roadies worked with a Jack Weston on an ABB book, and it's Weston who posted about it, adding fuel to the rumour being true. He left Butch's pic up, but took down the writing on it, but by then it was too late, the unconfirmed news was in all the groups I'm in.
     
  5. ModernDayWarrior

    ModernDayWarrior Forum Resident

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    Oh man, this is so terrible. RIP Butch

    My last memory of the Allmans I will cherish. I actually had the coveted seats on stage for one of their Beacon Theatre shows and during intermission I walked backstage and met Butch. He signed a nice autograph for me and was very cool. Terrible loss but these things are getting more common as the musicians we love are getting a lot older.
     
  6. jwoverho

    jwoverho Senior Member

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    Butch and Jaimoe were like a single heartbeat when they played together. Surely one of the finest percussion teams in music.
     
  7. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Rare Earth maven

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    No...just...no! :wtf:

    This is terrible news to wake up to.
    My heart aches right now. The Allman Brothers Band have always been tops for me.

    Butch, alongside Jaimoe, was half of the best drumming duo in rock music. I've heard my share of music across many genres and those 2 cats had a unique and telepathic thing going on...it always worked, too.

    There have been several musician deaths thus far in 2017, but this is a big one on my radar. My way of making sense of this is: to accept it as a part of the life cycle. And I'll celebrate his musical contributions. There will be some ABB spinning today.
     
  8. Satrus

    Satrus Forum Resident

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    This is very sad news. RIP.
     
  9. Claus

    Claus Senior Member

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  10. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Rare Earth maven

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    Absolutely! The perfect description.
     
  11. Chris Schoen

    Chris Schoen Rock 'n Roll !!!

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    Was just listening to "Dreams" (Ludlow's Garage) this morning. RIP Brother.
     
  12. Maseman66

    Maseman66 Forum Resident

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    Terrible news. RIP. I'll be playing the Allmans all day.
     
  13. Remurmur

    Remurmur Music is THE BEST! -FZ

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    I really wish I could get out of having to go to work today......:( :(

    My heart's not in it...

    RIP Butch Trucks
     
  14. CCrider92

    CCrider92 Forum Resident

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    Oh my God! I'm shocked! A case of reading it several times before I can grasp it. Rest in peace, Butch.
     
  15. WarEagleRK

    WarEagleRK Forum Resident

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    If this is true, that is just awful.
     
  16. alchemy

    alchemy Forum Resident

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    R.I.P. You have played some really great music for me.
     
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  17. bataclan2002

    bataclan2002 All You Need Is Now.

    Wow I was spinning The Road Goes On Forever most of the day yesterday. RIP.
     
  18. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    RIP Butch. You are a rock legend and will be missed. You have joined that great rock band in the sky.
     
  19. Dennis0675

    Dennis0675 Hondo member

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    I'm thankful for the music his life brought to mine. He was an absolute Titian and one of a kind.
     
  20. WarEagleRK

    WarEagleRK Forum Resident

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    Still holding out that this isn't true since I can't find anything anywhere about it.

    I'm seeing Derek in concert this weekend.
     
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  21. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Rare Earth maven

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    I know the feeling.
     
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  22. musicalbeds

    musicalbeds Strange but not a stranger Thread Starter

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    I understand completely. I hope it's a hoax, but all the signs are pointing to it being true. We'd have heard it was a hoax by now, this "rumour" has been going around for eight hours now.
     
  23. Cousin It

    Cousin It Forum Resident

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  24. Purplerocks

    Purplerocks Forum Resident

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    What happened to the original thread about this from late last nite?
     
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  25. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Rare Earth maven

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    Ironically, I've been spinning the 2nd disc of Brothers And Sisters deluxe edition the past few days. There's some great rehearsals on that disc...the rehearsal take of One Way Out from October 1972 just swings...the Butch and Jaimie drum break is fantastic.
     
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