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Butch Trucks
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Musician
    (May 11, 1947-January 24, 2017)
    Born in Jacksonville, Florida
    Birth name was Claude Hudson Trucks
    Drummer for the Allman Brothers Band and Butch Trucks & the Freight Train Band
    He attended Florida State for one year (where he ‘majored in staying out of Vietnam’) before flunking out.
    He abused cocaine and alcohol.
    The IRS filed a $540,00 lien against his condo for unpaid taxes.
    He committed suicide by shooting himself in front of his wife.
    While in high school, he played tympani with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.
    As part of his successfully kicking cocaine, he went back to college and got a degree (1974).
    His nephew Derek Trucks joined the Allman Brothers Band as a guitarist (1999).
    He and fellow Allman Brothers’ drummer Jai Johanny Johanson tried to take drum lessons from Elvin Jones only to have the jazz legend reply, ‘What am I supposed to teach you?’

Credit: C. Fishel


    For 2017, as of last week, Out of 14 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
 
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