Nashville Drummer Kenneth Buttrey Died

Kenny Buttrey, one of the most influential session musicians in Nashville history, died at home in Nashville on Sunday (Sept. 12) of cancer. He was 59. He was most in demand as drummer and arranger on sessions with a host of artists ranging from Bob Dylan to Neil Young and on classic songs ranging from "All Along the Watchtower" to "Tonight's the Night" and other landmark recordings of the '60s and '70s. He also recorded with Elvis Presley on the "Harum Scarum" recording sessions in February 1965 and later in May and June, 1971 on Nashville sessions that yielded albums such as "Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas", "Elvis Now", "Elvis" (the Fool album) and "He Touched Me".
Source: ElvisMatters / Updated: Sep 15, 2004 
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Lamar Fike (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 17, 2004report abuse
A very gifted and commited musician is gone away too quickly! May he rest in peace. 'Until It's Time For You To Go'
JC´ (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 17, 2004report abuse
I´m so sorry for that bad news. Rest in peace Ken, I´ll never forget that bang!! Jesus keep in His arms
Renan (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 16, 2004report abuse
Rest in peace Kenneth Buttrey. He was only 59 but these are things of life.

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