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Cloverleaf Radio's hosts The Host with the Most Jimmy Falcon and Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling's Gremlina welcome Musician Peter Keys, Best known for his work in "Lynyrd Skynyrd" and "Parliament-Funkadelic"! Join us!
October 20, 1977 :
Gillsburg Mississippi......"A twin-engine airplane, apparently out of fuel, crashed before 7p.m. Thursday in a wooded area of Amite County near Gillsburg. Six persons including the lead singer of the rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd were killedand 20 were injured. The dead included lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and vocalist Cassie Gaines, Gaines sister, medical authorities said. "...
http://www.tennesseeconcerts.com/planecrash.html Callers to Kat Pat's show was Artimus Pyle (drummer for Skynyrd) , Michael Allman (nephew of Duane Allman) ,
Tommy BlueStreetCar and the lovely Terry Baxley Porter (Leon's wife)
Buffalo welcomes Macon, Georgia's Alan Walden back to the show. In our ongoing series, Walden will discuss various artists he has managed and worked with in the past. This week, Lynyrd Skynyrd! Buff also welcomes The Carolina Soul Band, a group made up of veteran R&B players who deliver the hot buttered soul music we all love!
It's going to be a special show alright. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer Artimus Pyle of Lynyrd Skynyrd Fame talks about his new band and future plans! We also welcome one of the south's finest bands, Florida's Thomas Wynn & The Believers. We will be talking to Thomas and sister Olivia and playing music from their HOT new album! Don't miss it!
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Ed King (original Guitarist Lynyrd Skynyrd) And Tammy Van Zant (Ronnie Van Zant's Daughter,) If you like Lynyrd Skynyrd be HERE! Tonight is a celebration of the South's most beloved band.
OUTLAW COUNTRY RADIO PRESENTS A TRIBUTE TO THE GREATEST SOUTHERN ROCK BAND OF ALL TIMES Lynyrd Skynyrd with the VERY Special Guest Ron Eckerman former tour Manager for the Band 'LIVE' This Wednesday night Join the OUTLAW MUSIC RADIO NETWORK with your Host 'BIG G' & The Dalton Bad Man The DALTON dr. This show will be dedicated to the Memories of the Southern Rock History of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Band, This Night will be a night to remember for the Southern rock style of the Band was a huge Movement in Southern Music History, Ron Eckerman will join the show live at 7:45, So don;t miss this show be with the guys LIVE and get ready to do it southern Style once again
Ron Eckerman was an early pioneer in the concert industry. In 1973, he began producing concert tours and created a concert lighting / tour management company, Clear light Enterprises. The organization toured with the top bands of the era: Fleetwood Mac, Peter Frampton, Willie Nelson, WAR, Humble Pie, Foghat, Alvin Lee, Waylon Jennings, Trapeze, Montrose, Gary Wright, and many others.
In 1976, he took on the challenge of managing Lynyrd Skynyrd tours, and witnessed and participated in their meteoric rise to fame and worldwide acclaim. After recovering from the tragic plane crash that put an end to the original Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eckerman went on to produce in television, film, and stage, and taught theater and artist management at Santa Monica College.
What a show! Tonight we welcome the original drummer for the band Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Burns who will share some fun stories from Skynyrd's early years, and take calls from fans. Also we welcome James Michael "Bubba" Bruce, touring drummer behind Billy Bob Thornton's Boxmasters as well as Unknown Hinson. Bruce has written one of the single most hilarious Southern fiction novels I have ever read called "Show Bidness," and we will talk about the book and his music! And finally, our buddies from The Southern Rock Society will be filling us in on all the goings on in Southern Rock!
Hailing from coastal Maryland, Jason Morton and Brett Wilmer of The Cheaters, brings a rejuvenating edge as well as class tight harmonies to country music with the release of their new EP Waitin’ On Right Now. The EP showcases the band’s high energy personalities with their lighter-swaying tunes including She’s Got A Way and The Cotton’s Gettin’ High, a party anthem of a good ole southern Saturday night. With enviable talent they have held their own opening for renowned bands such as ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kid Rock, Eric Church, Shooter Jennings and many others. From entering a contest and being handpicked by Slash as an opening act, to being the only band picked by Paul McCartney’s manager to represent the U.S. in a Lithuanian Music Festival, these guys have rocked with some legends and are ready to show country music what they are made of. They can rock out on guitar like Skynyrd with explosive crescendos but, are still able to sing to the hearts of many with their vulnerable ballads like Eric Church. The Cheaters have sold thousands of records and played over 1,000 shows throughout the U.S.A., in addition to successfully performing in Europe, Guam and Japan.
With his towering height and powerful voice, Bryan Mayer, is making a BIG impact on the Country music scene. A North Carolina native, the 6’7” singer/songwriter began his journey in music when he was 13. The son of a US Marine Corps Colonel and a Navy nurse, while stationed in Quantico, VA, Bryan was tapped by his middle school music teacher to play the upright bass in the school band for his already impressive height of 6’1” in the 7th grade. Although Bryan enjoyed playing the bass, the lure of the front man aspect and realizing he could sing lead him to pick up the guitar. After some impromptu performances at keg parties at his house in college at ECU, Bryan ended up on the Carolina sands of Oak Island, NC. It was there that he started crafting his style and gutting it out in any bar, restaurant or party that would hire him.
Being a southern man from NC, Bryan identified with the bonfires, days on the river, and the simple life that Country is. It wasn’t long after that show that Country radio powerhouse 95.1 WRNS took notice of Mayer’s talent and began to use him as a frequent opener at concerts for National Country headliners like Trace Adkins, Joe Nichols, Craig Morgan, Eli Young Band, The Band Perry, Thompson Square, and dozens more including Southern Rock Gods, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Years before, Bryan had already performed with Marshall Tucker and Blackfoot.
He has just been named 2014 Best Male Country Vocalist by the Carolina Music Awards. His latest hit, "This Is Me" is getting national and international airplay.
We are running this show in honor of Coach Skinner tonight , who passed away last week.
"That old high-school coach died Monday in a nursing home in Jacksonville, Fla., at 77, but his rules and his name will live forever in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.
For those unfamiliar with the story, Leonard Skinner was the former basketball coach, assistant football coach and gym teacher at Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville. When he was coaching and teaching in the late 1960s, the school's dress code didn't permit boys to wear long hair.
"My father was a very strict disciplinarian," said Skinner's daughter Susie Moore. "Rules were black and white. There was no gray area. He did things by the book. That's what he stood for."
One day in his gym class, Skinner noticed that Gary Rossington, a guitarist in a rock 'n' roll band, had hair that flowed well below his collar. Skinner sent Rossington to the principal's office, and he was suspended from school. Rossington, lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and the rest of the band members changed their name to "Lynyrd Skynyrd" as a mocking tribute to the stern gym teacher.
Skynyrd's guitar army would go on to international success, cranking out such anthems as "Freebird" and "Sweet Home Alabama." The old coach eventually embraced the fame that came with the rock 'n' roll version of his name, but never quite understood why he was being ridiculed for doing his job and trying to make rebellious kids respect the rules"
from Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel
Ed King and Tammy Van Zant are on this show.
Please join us next week with us for a live episode with Zeke Loftin and Michael Buffalo Smith.
Buffalo welcomes Gene Odom, life long friend of the late Lynyrd Skynyrd vocalist Ronnie Van Zant to talk about his book Remembering the Free Birds of Southern Rock and share memories. We also welcome the folks from the Internet's Southern Rock Society as well as guitarist/artist/songwriter Brian Futch.
Lynette Skynyrd is the world's only all-female trybute to Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Out of "Southern" California, this band of mega-talented female musicians expresses the unconquered spirit of working people everywhere.
Lynette captures the essence of Skynyrd, tapping into those halcyon days when rock was experienced with all the senses.
If the past is indeed a prologue to their musical journey, then Lynette Skynyrd is nothing less than timeless.
With a badass rock-chick authority, these daisy duke divas transport the Skynyrd classics into the modern era.
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