Rest in Peace Gary Rossington

Gary Rossington

Once again, my hopes were in vain. There hasn’t been any major rock deaths since the passing of Jeff Beck in January, so I was hoping that we might get a reprieve. Fat chance! Last night, the final original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, guitarist Gary Rossington, passed away aged 71. Gary had a super career, not only with Skynyrd but with the band Rossington/Collins in the early 1980s. He was a phenomenal guitarist and he along with fellow guitarist Allen Collins provided one of the greatest long time jams in “Freebird.” Lynyrd Skynyrd were also crucial in forming the genre known as Southern Rock. FFI: click the link.

This song was written after Gary hit a tree with his car.

Gary’s passing marks the end of an era. While, Lynyrd Skynyrd will probably continue on with Johnny Van Zant and Rickey Medlocke leading the way, all the original members are now playing together in a better place.

Rest in peace Gary, the Freebird will forever fly on!


16 Responses to “Rest in Peace Gary Rossington”

  1. I didn’t really know Skynyrd but I know enough that this is a tragic loss.

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  2. Saw it earlier…was waiting for your take…such a loss

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  3. Freebird!! Aww, I am sad to hear this news.

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  4. Very sad news. He endured a lot through the years but kept on plugging away.

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  5. One of the greatest southern rock bands of all time.

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  6. Since he was the last original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd ever, that means now there’s no more original members left in the band! That’s a really big change!

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