Lynyrd Skynyrd member Ronnie Van Zant was born on this day.
Drummer Artimus Pyle of Lynyrd Skynyrd was born on this day.
Lynyrd Skynyrd's Steve Gaines was born on this day.
Leon Wilkeson, bassist for the group Lynyrd Skynyrd, was born on this day.
Billy Powell, keyboardist for the band Lynyrd Skynyrd was born on this day.
Guitarist Allen Collins of Lynyrd Skynyrd was born on this day.
Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd was born on this day.
Gary Rossington, one of the three guitarists of the band Lynyrd Skynyrd, was seriously injured in a car crash in Jacksonville, FL., leaving him with a broken kneecap and minus several teeth. He made a full recovery.
'Street Survivors' was released by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Three days later vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines (Steve's sister) and road manager Dean Kilpatrick were killed when their plane crashed in Gillsburg, MS. The other four members of the band were seriously injured but survived the crash.
Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and Cassie Gaines, along with road manager, Dean Kilpatrick of Lynyrd Skynyrd were killed in a plane crash.