5 Live Allman Brothers Band Moments In Honor Of Butch Trucks

The drummer passed away today.

By Jackie Yaeger - Jan 25, 2017
Photo by Jim Marshall
Watch five live video performances throughout The Allman Brothers Band history featuring late drummer Butch Trucks who passed away on January 25, 2017. The drummer passed away today.

What's an epic classic rock band without an iconic drummer? Although each chart topper lends itself to insane contributions from all members, the drummers of history's greatest bands are heroes in their own right. When it comes to Butch Trucks, The Allman Brothers Band would not have been complete. One of their original co-founding members, Trucks shared the duty of drums with bandmate Jai Johanny Johanson, allowing both of their focuses on the instrument to shine—each lending their talents to hit songs like "Whipping Post" of off the group's 1969 self-titled debut.

As such an integral part of the Jacksonville jam band, their community has expressed extreme sadness over the loss of Trucks, including everyone from a festival at which he was set to perform this May, to musicians sharing Southern roots like Jason Isbell.


To honor the late musician, we're sharing five of our favorite Allman Brothers Band live performances below. RIP Butch Trucks, and thank you for your contribution to the world of music.

5 Live Allman Brothers Band Moments in Honor of Butch Trucks

1. Butch Trucks' Drum Solo from 1979

2. The Allman Brothers Band's Hofstra University Performance in 1972

3. The Allman Brothers Band Performing at Woodstock in 1994

4. 40th Anniversary Concert in 2009

5. A 1986 Performance of "Statesboro Blues" in Nashville

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Jackie Yaeger

The first concert I ever went to was to see Backstreet Boys (I wore snap-on pants and pigtail buns). My favorite live show this year so far was by The Strokes at Governors Ball. I like glitter, eggplant parm, and hot pink smooshy earplugs. Follow: Instagram // Twitter

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