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

...unforgettable bicentennial summer of 1976. What a difference a Gaines makes ? with that being the much-needed addition of Steve Gaines on third lead guitar. This two-disc collection has 13 numbers from the group's first four discs and one terrific...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2013-04-05/music-turner-everyone
Songs are 'the essence' of Skynyrd

...that this ethos guided the band long before the 1977 plane crash that killed lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and backup singer Cassie Gaines. "It was rumored that Ronnie was going to become the writer, producer and manager...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/11/12/mus_555439.shtml
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Hall of fame voters again snub Lynyrd Skynyrd

...and was at the peak of its popularity when a 1977 plane crash in rural Mississippi killed Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and his sister, backup vocalist Cassie Gaines. The band's assistant road manager and two pilots also died. Lynyrd...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/15/mus_437243.shtml
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Music legends inducted in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

...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." "Sweet Home Alabama...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/14/mus_69620.shtml
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Rock hall of fame voters again snub Lynyrd Skynyrd

...and was at the peak of its popularity when a 1977 plane crash in rural Mississippi killed Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and his sister, backup vocalist Cassie Gaines. The band's assistant road manager and two pilots also died. Lynyrd...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/15/met_437227.shtml
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Bands fight to eight, but who still rocks?

...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 road. Johnny Van...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/16/mus_447502.shtml
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People in the News

...of the Southern rock group best known for songs such as "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird." Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and backup singer Cassie Gaines were killed in a plane crash in Mississippi in 1977. On the Net: http://www...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/20/ent_82133.shtml
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Help pick the top American band

...Powell's roadhouse piano and the triple guitar attack of Gary Rossington, Allen Collins and Ed King (later replaced by Steve Gaines) made Skynyrd a major player in rock. vs. GREEN DAY (#14 SEED) Who they are: Punky rebels who evolved from lamenting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/23/mus_444432.shtml
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Rock rolls on

...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 fans are crushed to death...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/03/mus_417708.shtml
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Lynyrd Skynrd, R. Kelly add shows in Augusta

...the band crashed near Gillsburg, Miss., killing lead singer and principal songwriter Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and back-up singer Cassie Gaines. The band reformed for a single gig in 1979 and then on a permanent basis, with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/12/met_547852.shtml
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