Kenny Buttrey RIP
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Drummer Kenny Buttrey, who recorded hits with Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Jimmy Buffett, died Sunday. He was 59.
Family members said he died of cancer at his home.
Buttrey worked much of his career in Nashville recording studios, providing the percussion for albums including Dylan's ``Nashville Skyline'' and ``Blonde on Blonde,'' and Young's ``Harvest.''
``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,'' said his wife, Cheri Buttrey.
Buttrey's other drummer credits include Buffett's ``Margaritaville'' and Robert Knight's R&B single ``Everlasting Love.'' He also played with the Southern rock group Barefoot Jerry.