Two of the members of Lynyrd Skynyrd shared the same birthday. The late Ed King …
Written by megarock on September 14, 2018
Two of the members of Lynyrd Skynyrd shared the same birthday. The late Ed King and the late Steve Gaines. They were both born on Sept. 14, 1949.
Before joining Skynyrd, Ed King was in the band Strawberry Alarm Clock (Incense and Peppermints). Steve got into Skynyrd when his big sister Cassie Gaines, who was one of the bands backup singers suggested him when they needed a guitarist. Both Steve and Cassie were killed when the bands airplane crashed on Oct. 20, 1977. Steve was only 28 years old.
We just lost Ed King on Aug. 22. He was 68 years old.
The music these two made………..
Happy 69th Birthday Ed and Steve.
RIP Ed. RIP Steve. Wish both of you and Steve's sister were still playing with the band.