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15th January 1948, Born on this day, Ronnie Van Zant, vocalist with Lynyrd Skynyrd who had the 1974 US No. 8 single 'Sweet Home Alabama' and the 1982 UK No. 21 single 'Freebird'. Van Zant died in a plane crash between shows from Greenville, South Carolina to Baton Rouge, Louisiana on October 20th 1977 along […]

When the new Billboard Charts came out on Oct. 26th of 1974, Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" was now at #8. That was as high as it would get. It spent a total of 17 weeks on the chart. What you might find surprising is that that was the first and would be the only […]

20th Oct 1977, Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and Cassie Gaines from Lynyrd Skynyrd were all killed along with manager Dean Kilpatrick when their rented plane ran out of fuel and crashed into a densely wooded thicket in the middle of a swamp in Gillsburg, Mississippi. The crash seriously injured the rest of the band […]

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 […]

Do you remember the first time you heard the long, live version of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird"? Chances are it was on Sept. 13, 1976. It was on that day that the band released their first live album "One More For / From The Road. It was their only live album from the "classic" era […]

Many people first heard the name Lynyrd Skynyrd on Aug. 13, 1973. That was the day the band released their debut LP ” (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd)”. The album featured several of what would become the band’s most well-known songs, including “Gimme Three Steps”, “Simple Man”, “Tuesday’s Gone” and “Free Bird”. Bassist Leon Wilkeson left the […]

15th Jan 1948, Born on this day, Ronnie Van Zant, vocalist with Lynyrd Skynyrd who had the 1974 US No. 8 single ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ and the 1982 UK No. 21 single ‘Freebird’. Van Zant died in a plane crash between shows from Greenville, South Carolina to Baton Rouge, Louisiana on October 20th 1977 along […]

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