|A SOUTHERN TRIBUTE TO LYNYRD SKYNYRD
AND THE 1977 LYNYRD SKYNYRD PLANE CRASH
|Ronnie Van Zant 1964-1977
Allen Collins 1964-1977
Gary Rossington 1964-Present
Bob Burns 1964-1974
Larry Junstrom 1964-1972
Leon Wilkeson 1972-2001
|Ed King 1973-1975 & 1987-1995
Steve Gaines 1976-1977
Billy Powell 1973-Present
Artimus Pyle 1975-1992
Cassie Gaines, JoJo Billingsley & Leslie Hawkins
|Lynyrd Skynyrd 1976 live album
"One More From The Road"
The LP's success came with fringe benefits, allowing
the band to trade their tour bus for a private plane
|Rickey Medlocke briefly played drums in 1971,
& currently plays guitar (2007)
|Lynyrd Skynyrd Classic Songs
Freebird, Gimme Three Steps, Truck Drivin' Man, Poison Whiskey, Tuesday's Gone, Things Goin' On,
Sweet Home Alabama, Workin' For MCA, Don't Ask Me No Questions, Swamp Music, That Smell
The Ballad Of Curtis Lowe, The Needle And The Spoon, Call Me The Breeze, Saturday Night Special,
Gimme Back My Bullets, Searchin', Simple Man, T For Texas, Whiskey Rock-A-Roller, One More Time
Ain't No Good Life, What's Your Name, I Never Dreamed, I Know A Little, You Got That Right
Lynyrd Skynyrd Biography 1966-1977
Lynyrd Skynyrd was the most critically lauded and commercial successful of the Allman Brothers-influenced Southern bands.
They first rose to prominence in 1973. The nucleus of what would become Lynyrd Skynyrd first met in high school in there
home town of Jacksonville Florida. Ronnie Van Zant, Allen Collins and Gary Rossington formed the band
My Backyard in 1965, eventually joined by Leon Wilkeson and Billy Powell. Their later name immortalized a gym teacher,
Leonard Skinner, who was known to punish students who had long hair. The band, with original drummer
Bob Burns, were playing in Atlanta at a bar called Funocchio's in 1972 when they were spotted by Al Kooper, who was on
tour with Badfinger and also scouting bands for MCA's New Sounds Of The South label. Kooper signed Lynyrd Skynyrd and
produced their 1973 debut, Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd, adding session guitarist Ed King (late of the Strawberry Alarm
Clock). The group's initial hook was its three-guitar attack, topping the Allmans trademark two-guitar leads. They first got major
FM airplay with the long Freebird written as a tribute to Duane Allman, which eventually became an anthem for Skynyrd fans.
The band hooked up with the Who's Quadrophenia tour in 1972 and began to acquire a reputation as a live band. Their 1974
follow-up LP, the platinum Second Helping, also produced by Kooper, reached #12. It included another instant Southern
standard, "Sweet Home Alabama" a reply to Neil Young's "Alabama" and "Southern Man." But Van Zant often wore a Neil
Young t-shirt, and Young later offered the band several songs to record, although they never made it to vinyl. In late 1974,
King left, leaving the band with just two guitars, and in early 1975 Artimus Pyle joined as replacement for Burns. The band's
third record went to #9, but 1976's Gimme Back My Bullets, produced by Tom Dowd, sold somewhat less. They recouped in
October 1976 with the double live One More From The Road, recorded at Atlanta's Fox Theater, which went to #9, sold
platinum and featured third guitarist Steve Gaines, plus a trio of female backup singers, including Gaines's sister Cassie.
The band became one of the biggest United States concert draws. Street Survivors, their sixth LP, was released three days
before the plane crash of October 20, 1977.
|The Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mississippi - Tennessee Connection
Mississippi & Tennessee
|This Tribute is a personal website only, by Pat Adams in Nashville TN,
with the help of Jacquelyn Cooper in Mississippi
Pat Adams email: email@example.com
Jacquelyn Cooper email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Including tribute pages, related to MISSISSIPPI and TENNESSEE
News events describing the Tragic Plane Crash (and follow up) on
October 20, 1977 in Gillsburg Mississippi. Exclusive Plane Crash Pictures.
Later Reunions and Concerts in Nashville, a Tribute Concert at the
Mississippi plane crash site, 2006 & 2015 Skynyrd Concert Pictures.
|Ronnie Van Zant
|Lynyrd Skynyrd members up until 1977
|THE PLANE CRASH, What Happened?
1977: Details of the Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash in Gillsburg
Mississippi on October 20th. Newspaper accounts of the tragedy.
EXCLUSIVE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE PLANE CRASH SCENE
These are rare pictures, taken the day after the plane crash
CRASH FOLLOW-UP: What happened after the Plane Crash?
Follow-up Book and News Reports to the plane crash
RETURN TO STAGE: Lynyrd Skynyrd returns to the Stage
From 1979: The survivors reunite. The band continues on
SOUTHERN TRIBUTE concert at the Plane Crash site
2002: A concert held at the Gillsburg Mississippi plane crash site
25 years later, featuring Artimus Pyle, Jimmie VanZant & Travis Tritt
SKYNYRD 2006: Pictures from the 2006 CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair
Pictures of Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Titan's Coliseum (L.P. Field)
taken during the 2006 CMA Music Festival,
also known as Fan Fair in Nashville.
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|LYNYRD SKYNYRD SOUTHERN TRIBUTE 1977 PLANE CRASH NEWS
ARTICLES WITH EXCLUSIVE PICTURES OF THE CRASH SCENE
By Pat Adams from TennesseeConcerts.com & Jacquelyn Cooper (at the crash sight)
|Jacquelyn Cooper & Lynyrd Skynyrd plane
crash surviver Gene Odom in 2008
|Lynyrd Skynyrd back up singer
JoJo Billingsley. JoJo had a
dream about the plane crashing.
She chose not to ride on the
plane that day, after trying to talk
the others out of flying on it.
|JoJo Billingsley &
Pat Adams. 2007
|Jacquelyn Cooper (right) & her mother (left)
Jacquelyn's mother was at the plane
crash site, soon after it happened
|Pat Adams from
with Charlie Daniels.
Charlie was first to reunite
Lynyrd Skynyrd after the crash
|FEATURED RELATED LINK:
My (Pat Adams) full interview
with Jacquelyn Cooper,
a relative of the plane crash site
landowner and rescuers.
She worked with me on this
tribute and supplied
much of the information,
including the rare
plane crash pictures.
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