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sheltonlucas73 It was 37 years ago today on October 20th Lynyrd Skynyrd was on the most successful tours of their lives. They boarded a Convair CV-300 Charter Plane to fly to their next concert in Greenville, South Carolina. On the plane was the pilot Walter McCreary and co pilot William Gray. Ronnie Van Zant (singer) Gary Rossington (guitarist) Allen Collins (guitarist) Steve Gains (Guitarist) Leon Wilkeson (Bassist) Billy Powell (pianist) Artimus Pyle (Drummer) Cassie Gains (back up singer) and Dean Kilpatrick (Road Manager). One of the planes engines shut down. The pilot was a new pilot and panicked and shit down the second engine. The plane soared through the air. And crashed in a swamp near Gillsburg, Mississippi near the end of their flight to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 6 plane members dead. Including leader, song writer, and singer Ronnie Van Zant. Guitarist Steve Gains. And Steve's sister Cassie Gaines. Road Manager Dean Kilpatrick and Pilot and Co Pilot also died. Near by standees seen the plane crash and were on their way to help. Artimus Pyle (drummer) Ran though the swamp with 3 ribs poking out of his body. Help arrived quickly. Victims were taking to the nearby hospital in McComb and Jackson Mississippi. Allen Collins suffered two cracked vertebrae in his neck and both Collins and Leon Wilkeson nearly had arms amputated as result of crash injuries. Leon suffered severe internal injuries including punctured lung and most of his teeth gone. Gary Rossington broke both of his arms, his right leg and pelvis in crash as well as puncture wounds to stomach and liver. Billy Powells nose was nearly torn off as he suffered severe facial lacerations. Artimus Pyle was the only band member ambulatory and head severe broken ribs. Over 40 years the band carries on. Selling 3 million albums a year they are one of the most thriving rock n roll bands of all time. Thank you Lynyrd Skynyrd! #lynyrdskynyrd #freebird #1977 #70s #streetsurvivors #haho #ronnievanzant #stevegains #cassiegains #allencollins #garyrossington #johnnyvanzant #rickeymedlocke #johnnycolt #edking #leonwilkeson #hughiethomasson #artimuspyle #peterkeys #billypowell @peterkeys @johnnycolt @darkhorse1950_medlock 3d
  •   frankbattaglini Always be my number 1 favorite and my first inspiration to play music. God bless em all! 3d
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lakewinnielover Awesome photo of Johnny Colt
I dkn who its by~ but I think it really shows his passion for performing
#johnnycolt #skynyrd #skynyrdnation #skynyrdfan #guitarslinger
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grey1503 Vinyl swag. The Black Crowes - 'Shake Your Money Maker' LP. When it first came out, it was like rediscovering The Stones :) #theblackcrowes #shakeyourmoneymaker #debutalbum #soundtrack #album #classic #rocknroll #favourite #legendary #vinyl #records #vinylporn #nowspinning #lp #chrisrobinson #richrobinson #johnnycolt #jeffcease #stevegorman 3w

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svenisaksson Legendary and still amazing #LynyrdSkynyrd #skynyrdnation - Here's one of many cool #rockphoto I shot at #SwedenRock #SwedenRockFestival 2012 - always the coolest to see and get photos of #RickeyMedlocke #GaryRossington #JohnnyColt @darkhorse1950_medlock @johnnycolt #gibson #lespaul #southernrock 1mon

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lakewinnielover My extremely talented frynd @cherrygarcia77 painted this- She has either done or is planning to capture every member of Skynyrd
#skynyrd #skynyrdnation #johnnycolt #skynyrdfan
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viniciusandreatta Mr. Colt!
Simple Man Cruise 2013
Photo: Karine & Thierry France
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jrymers very stoked about this..i think this is my sixth time seeing them..first time was back in 97 at the astrodome in Houston. im really anxious to see johnny colt play bass with them..Johnny was one of the original members of the black crowes..now hes with skynyrd. #lynyrdskynyrd #southernrock #Concerts #livemusic #sanantonio #johnnycolt 2mon

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hor2thaheezy After #JohnnyColt liking my pic and discussing it with my friend, I'm going back to my bass. @johnnycolt Thank you for inspiring me! @lynyrdskynyrdmusic #lynyrdskynyrd #BassGuitar #fate #southernrock #rockandroll #childhood #RockInMyEars #GodInMyHeart #KISS #GeneSimmons @genesimmonslive @thismommyrocks 2mon

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