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History of Southern Rock pt 2- Gregg Allman, Gary Rossington, Doug Gray, Hughie Thomasson, Henry Paul, Donnie Van Zant, Charlie Daniels, Steve Earle

Listen to these stories from the classic rock interviews of the late Gregg Allman, Henry Paul & the late Hughie Thomasson of TheOutlaws,Marshall Tucker Band's Doug Gray & Jerry Eubanks,Donnie Van Zant & Jeff Carlisi of 38 Special,Charlie Daniels, & Steve Earle.
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Lynyrd Skynyrd- Pronounced 50th- the late Gary Rossington, Ed King, Leon Wilkeson

Over the fifty years the perception seems to have become that Lynyrd Skynyrd had a date with destiny, an almost Shakespearean drama of dreams, aspirations, triumph, and tragedy to which all of us were immediately and keenly aware from the moment of "Pronounced" 's release. The late Gary Rossington dismissed that assumption as no more true than imagining Will Shakespeare did not toil, struggle, and starve in relative obscurity in his time.

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Things Goin’ On- acoustic 3-93 Dallas

"Things Goin' On", a song that appeared on the "Pronounced"  album. This acoustic performance of it on Q102 in Dallas March 24,1993 featured Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Johnny Van Zant plus two original Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarists, Gary Rossington and the late Ed King

More Echoes In the Studio- pt 4

In memoriam : More Echoes "In the Studio", pt 4 with rare interviews with fallen rockers Lou Reed, Bon Scott, Rick Wright, Malcolm Young, George Harrison, David Bowie
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Lynyrd Skynyrd- Street Survivors- the late Gary Rossington

The tale of Lynyrd Skynyrd and "Street Survivors"  seems to have been hatched in the vivid imagination of Tennessee Williams, Harper Lee, or William Faulkner, but the characters are so colorful, the childhood bonds so strong, the struggles so personal, the victories so inspiring, and the heartbreak so deep that there is simply no need for hyperbole in telling it. The dearly beloved late co-founder Gary Rossington was my guest In the Studio.
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Lynyrd Skynyrd- One More From the Road- the late Gary Rossington

In September 1976, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Atlanta's venerable Fox Theater each needed a minor miracle. Performing over three hundred shows on 1975's notorious "Torture Tour" had original Lynyrd Skynyrd members dropping like flies. Three things were evident: America's hyped bicentennial was entering the history books even as the wrecking ball was heading for the Fox Theater; a live "best of" discounted price double album by Peter Frampton earlier that year was re-writing the record books; and Lynyrd Skynyrd was selling more concert tickets than copies of their diminished ranks studio album "Gimme Back My Bullets". The band needed a stop-gap recording that could capture their lightning in a bottle live show, and the Fox Theater needed a lightning rod which could make saving it a cause celebre. Original co-founder the late guitarist Gary Rossington joined me here In the Studio for the tale behind "One More from the Road".

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Nuthin’ Fancy- Gary Rossington

"Nuthin' Fancy" indicated a creative well running low for Lynyrd Skynyrd which would only worsen soon on "Gimme Back My Bullets".  No doubt the non-stop pace of nearly constant touring partly was to blame, but there was something darker and even more sinister which no one outside the band knew, nor anyone in it would admit. This tour had casualties...United once again in Eternity, Gary Rossington, Leon Wilkeson, & Ed King played it like they felt it here In the Studio.
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Lynyrd Skynyrd- Second Helping- the late Gary Rossington, Ed King, Leon Wilkeson

The late Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd "In the Studio" for a Southern-fried serving of "Second Helping". My archival interviews with Ed King and Leon Wilkeson final radio interview, as well.

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Best pt 2-Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, Ed King

Ronnie Van Zant had a notorious reputation in Lynyrd Skynyrd's Jacksonville Florida hometown as a street fighting, straight razor-toting brawler. As undisputed band leader, Ronnie dealt out intraband discipline in a similar manner , according to lead guitarist the late Ed King here "In the Studio"...

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Essential- Gary Rossington

"Essential ". One thing that has never been questioned about Southern Rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd is their unassailable authenticity. My guests guitarists are the dearly missed Gary Rossington and the late Ed King, part one.