Gary Rossington

Born Dec 4, 1951

Gary Robert Rossington is an American musician, best known as a founding member of Southern hard rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. He plays lead and rhythm guitar. He is also a founding member of The Rossington-Collins Band along with former Lynyrd Skynyrd bandmate, Allen Collins. Rossington is the only original member still with the band as of 2012.… Read More

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1951 Birth Born on December 4, 1951.
1959 7 Years Old Rossington's instrument of choice was a 1959 Gibson Les Paul that he purchased from a woman whose boyfriend had left her and left behind his guitar. … Read More


1976 24 Years Old On Labor Day weekend in 1976, Rossington and fellow Skynyrd guitarist Allen Collins were both involved in separate auto accidents in their hometown of Jacksonville. … Read More
1977 25 Years Old Rossington was one of six band members who survived the October 20, 1977, plane crash near Gillsburg, Mississippi, that took the lives of Van Zant, Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines, and three others. … Read More
1980 28 Years Old Rossington co-founded The Rossington Collins Band with Collins in 1980. … Read More


1986 34 Years Old With his wife, Dale Krantz-Rossington, he then formed The Rossington Band, which released two albums in 1986 and 1988, respectively.


2009 57 Years Old 1 More Event
Rossington still plays in the current Lynyrd Skynyrd lineup. With the death of keyboardist, Billy Powell, on January 28, 2009, Rossington is now the last original band member left in the reformed band. … Read More


2015 63 Years Old Rossington suffered a heart attack on October 8, 2015 after which two Lynyrd Skynyrd concerts had to be cancelled.
2016 64 Years Old …  Rossington is the last original member still with the band as of 2016. … Read More
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