Chuck Ruff is an American rock drummer most prominently known for his drum duet with Edgar Winter and The Edgar Winter Group in the #1 hit instrumental "Frankenstein".
Chuck was born on May 25, 1951 in Reno, Nevada and played in the rock group Sawbuck with Ronnie Montrose and Bill Church from 1968-1970. Ruff andMontrose 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 1973 album They Only Come Out at Night, featuring "Frankenstein" which reached number one in the U.S. in May of 1973 and the top 15 single "Free Ride;" which reached number 14 that same year, then the album Shock Treatment which featured the song "Easy Street".
In 1977, Chuck, joined Sammy Hagar and performed on the albums Street Machine and Danger Zone, including the song "Bad Reputation" which is in the film Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Chuck Ruff is currently living and performing with the Chuck Ruff Group in Reno, Nevada.