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Rock Talk With Carter: The Spooky Story Behind Lynyrd Skynyrd's Plane Crash

by Alisha Jackson

During this week on 1977 (October 20th), tragedy struck Lynyrd Skynyrd. The band’s singer Ronnie Van Zandt, guitarist Steve Gaines, back-up singer Cassie Gaines, and personal manager Dean Kilpatrick died when their plane crashed in a swamp in Gillsburg, Mississippi. 156 more words


20 October 2016: A rock legend lives on

If you’re from the Deep South, male and of a certain age, you probably already remember that nearly 40 years ago, the Lynyrd Skynyrd we knew ended and the one that became the mythic Southern rock band was about to begin. 79 more words

Today In Music History: 10/20/16

Happy Birthday to Snoop Dogg, who is turning 45 and Florida’s own Tom Petty hits the big 66 today.

The 4 Seasons released “Big Girls Don’t Cry” on this day in 1962. 219 more words


Flashback: Skynyrd Plane Crash 39 Years Ago Today

It was 39 years ago tonight (October 20th, 1977), that a plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashed in a swamp near Gillsburg, Mississippi. At the time, the group was en route to its next show in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 437 more words


Looking Back At Lynyrd Skynyrd

October 20th 1977 the music world suffered a great loss when Lynyrd Skynyrd’s plane crashed.

Since that day the band has returned.

At this point in time there is only one original member of the hit makers still in the band. 74 more words

Answer me

It’s not as prevalent as it used to be, but there’s a thing in pop culture called the answer song. An answer song, usually recorded by another artist, is a response to a previously recorded song. 143 more words

Lost & Found

Music Weekend 2016

Once a year some friends and I want to go and see multiple concerts or a musical festival over a weekend and 2016 was no exception. 559 more words