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Chuck Ruff, Drummer for Edgar Winter Group and Sammy Hagar Dies at 60 [VIDEO]

Have you ever watched a live performance of “Frankenstein” by the Edgar Winter Group?

It has some amazing solos, including the drum duet between Edgar Winter and Chuck Ruff.

Last Friday, October 14, Ruff died in San Francisco after battling a long illness, he was 60. Ruff played with Ronnie Montrose and Bill Church in Sawbuck during the late sixties before joining the Edgar Winter Group. Along with “Frankenstein,” Ruff also plays drums on “Free Ride.” In 1977 he joined Sammy Hagar‘s band and played on the “Street Machine” and “Danger Zone” albums both released in 1979. Ruff drums on the song “Bad Reputation” used in the movie, “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”

In recent years, Ruff returned to his hometown of Reno, Nevada and played in the Chuck Ruff Group, The Max Volume Band and Geezerslaw.

In a statement issued by Sammy Hagar, he says, “I lost one of my old bandmates, Chuck Ruff…I have only memories of great times and great music with Chuck. My condolences to his family, friends and loved ones.”

Here’s a You Tube video of the Edgar Winter Group performing “Frankenstein” on The Midnight Special in 1973.

Edgar Winter Group on Midnight Special 1973 (YouTube)

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