Trucks met Duane and Gregg Allman in 1968 while playing in Jacksonville, Florida and the following year they came together to form The Allman Brothers Band along with Berry Oakley, Dickey Betts, and Trucks’ cohort behind the drums, Jai Johanny Johanson. Along with Johanson, Trucks’ rhythms were an integral part of the Allman Brothers’ sound, from relentlessly propulsive grooves on long jams like “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” and “Whipping Post” to more laid-back, in-the-pocket beats on hits like “Ramblin’ Man,” “Melissa” and “Jessica.”
In short, Trucks’ massive contributions to the Allman Brothers Band, and to music in general, are undeniable and unquantifiable, and he will be missed.
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Embedded below is In Memory of Elizabeth Reed, One Way Out, Stormy Monday and Statesboro Blues live from A&R Studios, New York, August 26, 1971.