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Lynyrd Skynyrd Montage, hand-drawn from 1977 with Ronnie Van Zant (center, lead vocalist); clockwise from upper left: Gary Rossington (guitar), Artimus Pyle (drums), Leon Wilkeson (bassist), Steve Gaines (guitar), Billy Powell (keyboards) and Allen Collins (guitar).
Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida.
The group originally formed as My Backyard in 1964 and comprised Ronnie Van Zant (lead vocalist), Gary Rossington (guitar), Allen Collins (guitar), Larry Junstrom (bass guitar) and Bob Burns (drums).
The band spent five years touring small venues under various names and with several lineup changes before deciding on “Lynyrd Skynyrd” in 1969.
The band released its first album in 1973, having settled on a lineup that included bassist Leon Wilkeson, keyboardist Billy Powell and guitarist Ed King.
Burns left and was replaced by Artimus Pyle in 1974. King left in 1975 and was replaced by Steve Gaines in 1976.
At the height of their fame in the 1970s, the band popularized the Southern rock genre with songs such as “Free Bird”, “Sweet Home Alabama”, “That Smell”, “Simple Man”, “Saturday Night Special”, “Gimme Back My Bullets”, “What’s Your Name”, “Gimme Three Steps” and “You Got That Right”.
After releasing five studio albums and one live album, the band’s career was abruptly halted on October 20, 1977, when their chartered airplane crashed in a forest near McComb, Mississippi, killing Van Zant, Steve Gaines, and backup singer Cassie Gaines, and seriously injuring the rest of the band including Allen Collins, Artimus Pyle, Leon Wilkeson and Gary Rossington.
The crash happened three days after the release of their new album “Street Survivors”.
On January 29, 1986, Allen Collins was driving a new black Ford Thunderbird when he was involved in a car accident that claimed the life of his girlfriend, Debra Jean Watts, and paralyzed the guitarist from the waist down, with limited use of his arms and hands.
Collins pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter as well as driving under the influence of alcohol. He would never play guitar on stage again as a result of his injuries.
Allen Collins died on January 23, 1990, from chronic pneumonia, a complication of the paralysis. He is buried beside his wife in Jacksonville, Florida. He was 37.
Leon Wilkeson died in his sleep on July 27, 2001, at age 49 at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Beach Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Wilkeson was suffering from chronic liver and lung disease and died of natural causes.
On January 28, 2009, Billy Powell died at the age of 56 at his home in Orange Park, Florida from a fatal heart attack.
Gary Rossington died on March 5, 2023 at the age of 71 from a heart condition.
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