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Chuck Ruff

Chuck Ruff

(1951 – 2011)

  • The World's Greatest Drummer
    Lit by Carlo Ruff
  • Rock on!! RIP.
    Lit by Anonymous
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Chuck Ruff

Chuck Ruff
(1951 – 2011)

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Chuck Ruff

(1951 – 2011)
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About Chuck
This is a tribute to Chuck Ruff who was an American rock drummer well known for his work with Edgar Winter on the popular instrumental "Frankenstein".
Chuck Ruff was born in Reno, Nevada on May 25, 1951 and played in the rock group Sawbuck with Ronnie Montrose and Bill Church from 1968–1970. Chuck Ruff and Montrose later joined Edgar Winter with Dan Hartman to form The Edgar Winter Group in 1972. It was with this band that he had his biggest successes: first with the album They Only Come Out at Night (1973), featuring "Frankenstein" which reached No. 1 in the U.S. in May 1973, and the top 15 single "Free Ride", which reached No. 14 that same year. The album Shock Treatment, which featured the song "Easy
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About Chuck
Street", was also successful.
In 1977, Chuck Ruff joined Sammy Hagar and performed on the albums Street Machine (1979) and Danger Zone (1979), including the song "Bad Reputation" which is in the film Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
In his later years, Chuck Ruff continued performing music in Reno, Nevada with the Chuck Ruff Group and his last project, Geezersläw. Chuck Ruff was an inspiration and friend to the Reno music community, as well as his fans around the world.
Chuck Ruff died on October 14th, 2011. This is an online memorial dedicated to his life and his career. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 16th Feb 2012
Petula Vierra
wrote:
I met Chuck in Reno when he was playing with his group The Chuck Ruff Group. I was genuinely surprised at how easy he was to talk to and how truly friendly he was. He played when my daughter (then 15) sang with the group and I always felt that he was as proud of her as I was. Chuck will truly be missed.
Remembrance Messages
On 18th Oct 2011
Carlo
wrote:
Chuck Ruff was the first rock star I ever was a fan of.It was a huge thrill to later communicate with him on the computer.As my candle says he was "The World's Greatest Drummer".
Love Ya Man
Remembrance Messages
On 16th Oct 2011
Chellie Settle
wrote:
You taught us how to rock Chuck, your years of music was a treat to all that heard you! There will never be another like you! Thanks!
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Kindly lit by
Carlo
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
The World's Greatest Drummer
Kindly lit by
Anonymous
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
Rock on!! RIP.
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Chuck Ruff

This is a tribute to Chuck Ruff who was an American rock drummer well known for his work with Edgar Winter on the popular instrumental "Frankenstein".
Chuck Ruff was born in Reno, Nevada on May 25, 1951 and played in the rock group Sawbuck with Ronnie Montrose and Bill Church from 1968–1970. Chuck Ruff and Montrose later joined Edgar Winter with Dan Hartman to form The Edgar Winter Group in 1972. It was with this band that he had his biggest successes: first with the album They Only Come Out at Night (1973), featuring "Frankenstein" which reached No. 1 in the U.S. in May 1973, and the top 15 single "Free Ride", which reached No. 14 that same year. The album Shock Treatment, which featured the song "Easy...

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