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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, m
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
Hosted by Pete Kremer
A rock guitarist, singer and song writer from Jacksonville,Florida, Rocco Marshall has been involved in music most of his life..Although recent health issues surfaced in Roccos' life ,he continues to write and perform with the top musicians in Jacksonville and coordinate events ,including benefits for musicians and their families..Rocco has worked with many of rock's most notable names including members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Marshall Tucker Band and many, many more. Tune in to hear this incredible story and how he tributes his Faith in saving his life.
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.
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.
Join us this week as we welcome Steve Hester and DeJaVooDoo to our show. Hailing from Little Rock, AR., they are a high energy Blues, Blues Rock, Southern Rock, Rock band doing originals and original style covers. The band opened for B.B. King at Riverfest in Little Rock, AR. in 2005 and represented the Arkansas River Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. in 2005 and 2006. The Band has recently opened for Eric Gales and Chris Duarte and played a showcase at House of Blues Dallas were they were well recieved and invited back! They opened for Johnny Winter on 6/21/2013 and Lynyrd Skynyrd on 7/6/2013! Endorsed by Saint Blues Guitar Workshop in Memphis, TN. We will talk to Steve Hester and DeJaVooDoo about their upcoming schedule, get a behind the scenes look at their music, feature their latest songs, and ask them to share their message for the troops. Please be sure to visit Steve Hester and DeJaVooDoo at http://www.reverbnation.com/stevehesteranddejavoodoo and spread the word. Fans are welcome to call in and speak live with with Steve Hester and DeJaVooDoo during the show (718) 766-4193 If you would like to participate in the live chat during the show, you must sign up on the show site first and then log in during the show. More great music for a really great cause! And as always we will give shout outs to our deployed military listeners. This is sure to be a terrific show so be sure to join us, Sunday September 15th 2013 at 4:00 PM EDT! Our message to the troops....WE do what we do, because YOU do what you do.
This awareness campaign is brought to you by fans & friends of Ron Eckerman THANK YOU Karen Weber & Darcy Schindler ..."Ron Eckerman, former Lynyrd Skynyrd tour Manager & 77' survivor is currently undergoing Chemo for Acute Myeloid Leukemia but needs a Bone Marrow Transplant".. For More info on how you can help, please visit: The Official Ron Eckerman AML Acute Myeloid Leukemia Information Page WEB: https://www.facebook.com/events/150069018508382/ EMAIL: SaveRonEckerman@gmail.com Songs played will be posted in the comment box below
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