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Music by Turner: Everyone needs a little six-pack of Skynyrd classics

...Jacksonville, Fla. Led by vocalist Ronnie Van Zant along with guitarists Allen Collins...10-year hiatus for Skynyrd.Ronnie Van Zant's younger brother Johnny took...of Southern rock at its best. Ronnie Van Zant and the band jelled well with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2013-04-05/music-turner-everyone
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...for their work performing as Van Zant. Their brother Ronnie Van Zant was a founding member of the Southern rock group best...such as "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird." Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and backup singer Cassie Gaines were...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/20/ent_82133.shtml
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Music legends inducted in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

...tribute" to a hated high-school teacher, made much of its memorable music before a 1977 plane crash killed singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines. Countless cigarette lighters have been lifted in salute of Skynyrd's epic "Free Bird...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/14/mus_69620.shtml
Music
Bands fight to eight, but who still rocks?

...be here for you." - That Smell, 1977. Fulfillment: Three days after Street Survivor is released, band members Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines and backup singer Cassie Gaines die in a plane crash over Mississippi. Where are they now? On the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/16/mus_447502.shtml
Music
Help pick the top American band

...become kings of the Southern rock movement. Essential album: One More From the Road, 1976. Why they made the list: Ronnie Van Zant's down-home style, Billy Powell's roadhouse piano and the triple guitar attack of Gary Rossington, Allen Collins...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/23/mus_444432.shtml
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Rock hall of fame voters again snub Lynyrd Skynyrd

...South. It formed in the late 1960s, when lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Gary Rossington attended Lee High School...when a 1977 plane crash in rural Mississippi killed Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and his sister, backup vocalist...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/15/met_437227.shtml
Metro
Book details roots of Southern rock

...If we were to learn tolerance, we had to look elsewhere and many of us looked to rock stars like Greg Allman and Ronnie Van Zant." Mr. Kemp, who grew up in Asheboro, N.C., has spent two decades covering music and culture. For his book...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/26/art_429514.shtml
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Rock rolls on

...in Memphis, Tenn. 1977 Southern rock pioneers Lynyrd Skynyrd are involved in a small plane crash. Band front man Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and backup singer Cassie Gaines are killed. 1978 Sony introduces the Walkman. 1979 Eleven...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/03/mus_417708.shtml
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Fair game

...never become a musician. Possible, but unlikely. He is, after all, sibling to the late Lynyrd Skynyrd founder Ronnie Van Zant and current Skynyrd singer Johnny Van Zant. Rock roots run deep for him, and he has followed the siren's call...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/10/20/app_300997.shtml
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Skynyrd just keeps on making music

...a 1977 plane crash, including singer-songwriter Ronnie Van Zant. In 1990, founding guitarist Allen Collins died of...an injury." Johnny Van Zant, younger brother of Ronnie Van Zant, joined the reformed Skynyrd in 1987. "We all grew...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/08/11/app_294943.shtml
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