Tuesday, October 12, 2004

DRUMOBIT: It's been a bad few months for associates of Neil Young, as the drummer from the After The Goldrush, Tonight's The Night and Harvest albums, Kenny Buttrey, has died in Nashville. Although perhaps one of the less instantly familiar names from the rock cannon, Buttery's drumming appears across a number of rock landmarks - he played on Blonde on Blonde and John Wesley Harding with Dylan, Linda Ronstadt's Silk Purse and Robert Knight's Everlasting Love; he also worked with Donovan, Presley, Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson... so long is the list that it even includes Buffy Sainte-Marie and Dan Fogelberg.

His own band - Area Code 615 - even has its own place in rock history; their Stone Fox Chase was the theme music for The Old Grey Whistle Test through the Whispering Bob and Nightingale years.

Remembering her husband, Cheri Buttery said "He told me the other day that the two songs that were his favorites were 'Lay Lady Lay' with Bob Dylan and 'Heart of Gold' with Neil Young."

The 59 year old died from cancer at his own home.

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