Allen Collins
American musician
Allen Collins
Larkin Allen Collins Jr. was one of the founding members and guitarists of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, and co-wrote many of the band's songs with late frontman Ronnie Van Zant. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida.
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Lynyrd Skynyrd to Play Jones Beach - Patch.com
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Over the years, several other key members, such as bassist Leon Wilkeson, guitarist Allen Collins, and pianist Billy Powell have died and others, like drummer Artimus Pyle, have left. These days, Lynyrd Skynyrd is essentially a southern rock all star
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Books calendar for the week of Aug. 14 - North County Times
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San Diego author Lisa Kessler will sign "Night Walker" at 2 pm Sunday. -- Lev Grossman will sign "The Magician King" at 7 pm Aug. 22. -- Max Allen Collins will sign "Bye Bye, Baby" at 7 pm Aug. 24. -- Barbara Allan will sign "Antiques Knock-Off" at 7
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Lynyrd Skynyrd's Johnny Van Zant hospitalized, numerous shows cancelled - Straight.com
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Original band members who survived the 1977 crash but died later include guitarist Allen Collins (1952-1990), bassist Leon Wilkeson (1952-2001), and keyboardist Billy Powell (1952-2009). Latter-day Skynyrd members who have passed away before their time
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Montgomery County Community College Student Has a Passion for Writing - Patch.com
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I actually wanted to be a graphic novel artist after reading "Road to Perdition" by Max Allen Collins, illustrated by Richard Piers Rayner. I like writing; painting; drawing; reading novels, short stories, graphic novels and comic books
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3 Plead Not Guilty To $7M Petro Investment Scam - Law360 (subscription)
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While other defendants have entered plea agreements with prosecutors, Allen Collins, Martin Roper and Curtis White pled not guilty to conspiring to defraud investors when selling unregistered Petro shares, a swindle largely perpetrated by a cadre of
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Sugerencia del día: LYNYRD SKYNYRD – One More From The Road (1976) - El Almacén del Rock
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Un repertorio que, en definitiva, constituye el único documento oficial en vivo que nos dejaronel vocalista Ronnie Van Zandt, los guitarristas Allen Collins, Steve Gaines y Gary Rossington, el teclista Billy Powell, el bajista Leon Wilkeson,
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"Free Bird" is Actually, Seriously a Great Song - Riverfront Times (blog)
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Guitar World Magazine rated Allen Collins' wailing on "Free Bird" the third best guitar solo of all time; if so, why aren't lame audience members yelling "Eruption" (number two) or "Stairway To Heaven" (number one)? Or why not yell "just play the
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Photo: Stella's Bridal Boutique, Le Roy - The Batavian
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Le Roy has a new bridal boutique, Stella's, opened within the past month by Stella Collins, left, and Emily Allen. Collins said after gaining experience in the bridal business in Rochester, she saw an opportunity in Genesee County and picked a location
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Independence man indicted in fraudulent investment scheme - Blue Springs Examiner
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Those charged in a 20-count indictment are William Miller, 40, of Independence; Martin Roper, 45, of Kansas City, Kan.; Charles Hooker, 49, and Teresa Hill, 54, both of Kansas City, Mo.; Curtis White, 55, of Grandview, Mo.; Allen Collins, 54,
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Tulane will be site of Class 5A baseball tournament again in 2012 and 2013 - NOLA.com
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Collins OK: Allen Collins is still the boys basketball coach at John Ehret. Jefferson Parish public schools Athletic Director Manny Barocco had unsuccessfully requested a one-year waiver of the rule requiring head basketball coaches to be faculty
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Book Review:”Top Suspense: 13 Classic Stories By 12 Masters Of The Genre” - Blogger News Network (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Max Allen Collins opens the book with “Unreasonable Doubt.” Nathan Heller is in Los Angeles in 1947 and is supposed to be on vacation. It isn'ta vacation very long as he is pulled into the Overell case. Like many a dad before him, Walter E. Overell
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West Hartford 3 Kingswood Oxford Teachers Receive Awards - Hartford Courant
Google News - almost 6 years
The Collins family - Kim '75, Wylie '79, Tris '81 and Jed '88 and their parents, Nancy and Allen - established the award, which is named for Allen Collins' father. Charles Collins spent 50 years as a teacher, coach and administrator in the Everett,
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Arts Agenda - DCist.com
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Artist Katie Schuler, whose work focuses on the science behind the phenomenon of naturally occurring glowing objects, will offer some of her favorite bioluminescent discoveries before turning the floor over to Allen Collins, a Smithsonian and NOAA
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Judge sentences 16 for offenses - KPCnews.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Allen Collins of the 400 block of North Franklin Street, Garrett, was sentenced to 10 days in jail and fined $50 for driving while suspended, a Class A misdemeanor. He must pay court costs, and his driving license was suspended for 90 days
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Assistant principals named for 2011-2012 school year - The Tennessean
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Beth Batson, principal of Cheatham Middle School, has named Jo Jones as the assistant principal. • Shannon Schliwa, principal of Harpeth Middle School, has named Angela McCarthy as the assistant principal. • Allen Collins, principal of Harpeth High
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Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top to rock Times Union Center - Albany Times Union
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Of the other original members, guitarist Allen Collins died of pneumonia in 1990, followed by bassist Leon Wilkeson in 2001; and keyboardist Billy Powell in 2009. In past years, the band has served as a sort of clearing house for other southern rock
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Changes made in school leadership - The Tennessean
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Harpeth High School – Allen Collins. He is the current principal. • Harpeth Middle School - Shannon Schliwa. She is the current principal. • Kingston Springs Elementary School – Stacy Brinkley. Brinkley is a current curriculum coach at West Cheatham
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Highland students face off at Robofest - Akron Leader Publications
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Community volunteers Allen Collins, Dan Lyons and Mike Gemmer helped to mentor the Granger teams. Participating from Sharon Elementary and coached by Marcy Hughes were the teams of “RoboCops” in the RoboFashion/Dance category and “Robo-Rescuers” in the
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Assolo di chitarra: il migliore di tutti i tempi è Blackbird degli Alter Bridge - Musica Tuttogratis
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Comfortably numb – Pink Floyd (Pulse: Live) (David Gilmour) 6. Hollow years – Dream Theater (Live at Budokan) (John Petrucci) 7. Under a glass Moon – Dream Theater (John Petrucci) 9. Free bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd (Gary Rossington & Allen Collins)
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I 20 migliori assoli secondo Guitarist e RollingStone - Paperblog
Google News - almost 6 years
Comfortably numb” – Pink Floyd (Pulse: Live) (David Gilmour) 6.”Hollow years” – Dream Theater (Live at Budokan) (John Petrucci) 7.”Under a glass Moon” – Dream Theater (John Petrucci) 9.”Free bird” – Lynyrd Skynyrd (Gary Rossington & Allen Collins)
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Allen Collins
    THIRTIES
  • 1990
    Age 37
    Allen Collins died on January 23, 1990 from chronic pneumonia, a complication of the paralysis; he is buried beside his wife in Jacksonville, Florida.
    More Details Hide Details For most of his tenure in Skynyrd, Collins used a Gibson Firebird guitar fitted with a chrome, dog-eared P-90 pickup in the bridge position and a Gibson "teaspoon" nickel vibrato arm. In 1976 he switched to a natural-finished korina 1958 Gibson Explorer that he bought from Eric Clapton and would use that all the way through his tenure with the Allen Collins Band. Starting in late 1977, he would also use a Gibson Les Paul Jr. occasionally. And on "Gimme Back My Bullets", "Sweet Home Alabama", "Every Mothers Son" and many other songs, he used a Sunburst Fender Stratocaster after Ed King left. Collins has been filmed playing an all-black, rosewood fingerboard Stratocaster with white single-coil pickups and white control knobs. In 2003, Gibson Guitars honored Allen with a limited edition Gibson Explorer. The guitar is made of African limba wood (Korina) and features an aged finished, Maestro vibrola, and classic humbucking pickups.
  • 1988
    Age 35
    Collins founded Roll For Rock Wheelchair Events and Benefit Concerts in 1988 to raise awareness and to provide opportunities for those living with spinal cord injury and other physical challenges.
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  • 1987
    Age 34
    Also because of Collins' accident, the band donated a sizable amount of concert proceeds from the 1987–88 tour to the Miami Project, which is involved in treatment of paralysis.
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  • 1986
    Age 33
    As part of his plea bargain for the 1986 accident, Collins addressed fans at every Skynyrd concert with an explanation of why he could not perform, citing the dangers of drinking and driving, as well as drugs and alcohol.
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    On January 29, 1986, Collins was involved in a car accident, claiming the life of his girlfriend and leaving the guitarist paralyzed from the waist down, with limited use of his arms and hands.
    More Details Hide Details Collins pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter as well as driving under the influence of alcohol. He would never play guitar on-stage again. Collins' last performance with Lynyrd Skynyrd was at the band's very first reunion (after the plane crash) at the 1979 Volunteer Jam V in Nashville, Tennessee. All remaining members of Lynyrd Skynyrd reunited officially in 1987, but due to his injury, Collins only served as musical director.
  • 1984
    Age 31
    In 1984, Collins tried to resurrect band, hiring Jacksonville guitarist Mike Owings and bassist Andy Ward King.
    More Details Hide Details Later members included guitarist-vocalist Michael Ray FitzGerald and bassist "Filthy Phil" Price. However, Collins crashed his vehicle into a ditch, killing his girlfriend and paralyzing himself. In 1987 Collins and his manager-father decided to reform Lynyrd Skynyrd and began recruiting former Lynyrd Skynyrd members.
  • 1983
    Age 30
    Allen continued to pursue music, starting the Allen Collins Band, which released one album, Here, There & Back in 1983.
    More Details Hide Details The six members were Skynyrd keyboardist Billy Powell and bassist Leon Wilkeson, along with lead singer Jimmy Dougherty, drummer Derek Hess, and guitarists Barry Lee Harwood and Randall Hall.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1982
    Age 29
    The Rossington-Collins Band disbanded in 1982.
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  • 1977
    Age 24
    On October 20, 1977, the Skynyrd plane crashed into a forest in Mississippi killing three band members, including Van Zant.
    More Details Hide Details Collins was seriously injured in the crash, suffering two broken vertebrae in his neck and severe damage to his right arm. While amputation was recommended, Collins' father refused and Allen eventually recovered. During the early 1980s, Collins continued to perform on stage in The Rossington-Collins Band which enjoyed modest success, releasing two albums (Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere, and This Is the Way), and charting a few singles (notably "Don't Misunderstand Me"). Tragedy struck again just as the Rossington Collins Band was getting off the ground. In 1980, during the first days of the debut concert tour, Allen's wife, Kathy, suddenly died of a hemorrhage. This forced the tour's cancellation. With the lingering effects of losing his friends in the plane crash, Kathy's death devastated Allen.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1970
    Age 17
    In 1970, Allen married Kathy Johns.
    More Details Hide Details All of his band mates were in his wedding party, but Kathy worried that the band's long haired appearance would disturb her parents. To solve this problem it required all the band members to keep their rock and roll image under wigs at the wedding ceremony. The wedding reception was one of the first public performances of "Freebird" complete with the trademark extended guitar jam at the end. Allen's family grew with the birth of his daughter Amie, followed quickly by Allison.
  • 1964
    Age 11
    Allen Collins joined Skynyrd in Jacksonville, Florida just two weeks after Ronnie Van Zant and Gary Rossington, along with Bob Burns and Larry Junstrom. So came the birth of Lynyrd Skynyrd in the summer of 1964.
    More Details Hide Details Allen Collins and lead singer Ronnie Van Zant co-wrote many of the biggest Skynyrd hits, including "Free Bird", "Gimme Three Steps", and "That Smell". The band received national success beginning in 1973 while opening for The Who on their Quadrophenia tour.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1952
    Born
    Born on July 19, 1952.
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