Gary Rossington
American musician
Gary Rossington
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.
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Chats With Lynyrd Skynyrd's Johnny Van Zant, Pentatonix's Avi Kaplan, Ben Rector and Widespread Panic's John Bell, Plus We/Or/Me and HPnB/Dan Zanes Exclusives
Huffington Post - over 1 year
A Conversation with Lynyrd Skynyrd's Johnny Van Zant Mike Ragogna: Johnny, the new one is titled Lynyrd Skynyrd Live In Jacksonville. Using the old term f there's really such thing as a blast from the past, this would be it, right? Johnny Van Zant: Yeah, you know, it was something that we talked about doing for a while. Actually we had the thought a few years ago but it just never panned out. This year it worked for us. We did it in a really cool place down here, an old theater that's been here for years called the Florida Theatre, it holds about eighteen or nineteen hundred people. We did it over a period of two nights and it was a great time. We went back and tried to have as much fun doing it and doing it in the same order as it was on the record, which was really cool because "Sweet Home" starts out Second Helping. [laughs] For that particular part of the show it was like, "Okay, we're starting the show with 'Sweet Home Alabama' which we never do," so it was a hoot. Then w ...
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Lynyrd Skynyrd Founding Member Suffers Heart Attack
ABC News - over 1 year
Founding Lynyrd Skynyrd band member Gary Rossington has suffered a heart attack and thus the band has decided to cancel some upcoming shows.
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Mike Ragogna: Last Of A Dyin' Breed: A Conversation With Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington
Huffington Post - over 4 years
A Conversation With Gary Rossington Mike Ragogna: Gary, how are you? Gary Rossington: Hey man, how are you today? MR: I'm doing pretty well, thanks. You have a new album, Last Of A Dyin' Breed, and it sounds like you guys had more fun than ever on this one. Is that too big of a claim? GR: No, it was a lot of fun, man. We had a good time doing it. We love playing all the old original songs and that sort of thing, but we love to do this stuff, too. We're songwriters, so we like to get them out to the people. It was so much fun...we just went in there, sat down and played them all together and had a good time doing it, and there wasn't any tragedies happening. It was a real fun time. MR: Last Of A Dyin' Breed, as a concept, is making a statement, so let's get into the story of that. This album comes off as somewhat autobiographical. GR: Yeah, a little bit. We write about us, and we write about what's going on around us. MR: I love the lines in the title tra ...
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Self-Portraits in a Convex TV Screen: On the Pop Poetry of Michael Robbins
New York Observer - almost 5 years
Mr. Robbins. Not pictured: the Feelies t-shirt. (Photo by Robert Baird) Poets are burdened with a certain expectation: that they will live out their lives not merely as poets but also as The Poet—that tweed jacket-wearing, squinty-eyed creature with mouth curled into a reflective scowl, prone to tuberculosis and self-seriousness. Michael Robbins, whose first book has just been released by Penguin, does not fit this model. The Poet should not wear a black Feelies T-shirt with a white deodorant streak across the stomach. He should not name his first collection after a campy science fiction horror franchise (Alien vs. Predator). Probably, he should not be a germaphobe who carries around a small bottle of hand sanitizer that he uses compulsively after human contact. The Poet might have a tattoo of lines from Yeats on his forearm, but when asked about it, he should not say, “I don’t even remember it. There was this girl … I was 22 … I don’t want to talk about it.” Mr. Robbins is no ...
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Lynyrd Skynyrd to Play Jones Beach - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
These days, Lynyrd Skynyrd is essentially a southern rock all star band which includes the aforementioned Johnny Van Zant, former Blackfoot front man and guitarist Rick Medlocke, ex-Damn Yankees drummer Michael Cartellone, and guitarist Gary Rossington
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Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top plan Oct. Amp show - Tuscaloosa News (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
Lynyrd Skynyrd lead singer Johnny Van Zant and guitarist Gary Rossington, play in Nashville, Tenn., on May 27, 2005. Lynyrd Skynyrd will play at Tuscaloosa Amphitheater with ZZ Top on Oct. 16. Tickets go on sale at 10 am Aug. 26 via Ticketmaster
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Skynyrd ready to rock state fair - Springfield News-Leader
Google News - over 5 years
Lynyrd Skynyrd lead singer Johnny Van Zant (center) and guitarists Rickey Medlocke (left) and Gary Rossington will perform Friday night during the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. / Associated Press file photo, 2005 The Doobie Brothers,
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No surprise, Willie plays like a legend - WDAY
Google News - over 5 years
Fans of guitar rock were treated to Lynyrd Skynyrd's three-axe attack, featuring the one remaining original member, Gary Rossington. The group, now led by singer Jonny Van Zant, brother of original singer, the late Ronnie Van Zant, ground through its
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Lynyrd Skynyrd launches Grand Rapids' Rock the Rapids on Monday: 'Not just a ... - The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
Lynyrd Skynyrd – led by Van Zant, founding member Gary Rossington and guitarist Rickey Medlocke – will carry on its distinctive rock legacy on Monday night by kicking off the six-day Rock the Rapids music festival in downtown Grand Rapids
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Skynyrd serves up a huge slab of rock - Winnipeg Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
Those are founding guitarist Gary Rossington and singer Johnny Van Zant, who was 17 years old when his brother Ronnie died in the 1977 plane crash that so brutally ended Skynyrd's steady rise. Van Zant took up with a reunited Skynyrd in 1987,
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А какую - не скажу - Звуки.ру
Google News - over 5 years
В итоге, после смерти Пауэлла гитарист Гэри Россингтон (Gary Rossington) остаётся единственным участником оригинального состава. В настоящее время группа готовится к очередным гастролям, которые пройдут этим летом. Ван Зэнт, впрочем, утверждает,
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Lynyrd Skynyrd hope to enter studio in November - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
Lynyrd Skynyrd, now down to just one member -- guitarist Gary Rossington -- from their pre-1977 plane crash lineup, will be on the road through the summer. But Van Zant is not expecting the band to road test any new songs
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Sugerencia del día: LYNYRD SKYNYRD – One More From The Road (1976) - El Almacén del Rock
Google News - over 5 years
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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City Slang: Whitey Morgan To Perform With Skynyrd - Detroit Metro Times (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The truth is, even with Gary Rossington the only original Skynyrd man left, even with Johnny Van Zant fronting the band, Whitey Morgan & the 78s is the perfect band for this gig. As Morgan said to me during an interview for a Metro Times feature a
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Bangor likely to move stage for 2012 Waterfront Concerts series - Bangor Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
Members of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rickey Medlocke (left) and Gary Rossington perform during the band's concert at the Bangor Waterfront in May. City councilors believe they have come up with a solution to balance the benefits of the
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Lynyrd Skynyrd-themed eatery to open in Las Vegas - Reuters
Google News - over 5 years
Members of the band Lynyrd Skynyrd (LR) Gary Rossington, Billy Powell, Artimus Pyle, Bob Burns, and Ed King pose backstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, March 13, 2006
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Les Paul Gibson ricordato da Google - Mondo News 24
Google News - over 5 years
... Duane Allman, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Ace Frehley, Martin Barre, Joe Perry, Gary Rossington, Robert Fripp, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Zakk Wylde, Pietro Mesiano, Peter Frampton, Billie Joe Armstrong, Brett Gurewitz, Brian Baker,
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Skynyrd headed for MTS Centre - Winnipeg Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Skynyrd's current lineup features longtime guitarists Gary Rossington and Rickey Medlocke along with singer Johnny Van Zant, who has fronted the band since it reunited in 1987. The original Skynyrd was led by his older brother Ronnie Van Zant,
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Lynyrd Skynyrd at BR Cohn - Sonoma Index-Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Remaining members Gary Rossington, Billy Powell, Leon Wilkeson and Artimus Pyle, attempted to form the Rossington-Collins Band in 1980, but it lacked the star power of Skynyrd. In 1987, the foursome joined up with former guitarist Ed King,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gary Rossington
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 64
    Rossington is the last original member still with the band as of 2016.
    More Details Hide Details His mother Berniece (for whom the song by Lynyrd Skynyrd is named for as a tribute by Rossington) recalled that Gary had a childhood interest in baseball and aspired to become a New York Yankee, and Gary himself recalled that he was a "good ball player" until he heard The Rolling Stones and gave up his baseball career. Rossington formed the band "The Noble Five" as a teenager with friends Ronnie Van Zant, Allen Collins, Larry Junstrom and Bob Burns in the summer of 1964. They would later change the name of the band to "The One Percent" before becoming Lynyrd Skynyrd. Skynyrd gained national exposure starting in 1973 with the release of their first album ('lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) and hit single "Free Bird".
  • 2015
    Age 63
    Rossington suffered a heart attack on October 8, 2015 after which two Lynyrd Skynyrd concerts had to be cancelled.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2009
    Age 57
    He eventually got his own signature amp in 2009, the Peavey Penta Gary Rossington signature head.
    More Details Hide Details This is a 140 watt tube head. He uses two on stage (one hot, and one as a backup). Currently he also uses a Maxon PT 999 phaser. Prior to his Peavey endorsement, Rossington would use Fender Twins and Fender Super Reverbs loaded with Jensen speakers, Marshall Plexis with speaker cabinets loaded with Celestion Greenbacks, and Hiwatt amps with speaker cabinets loaded with Fane speakers.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Gary Rossington and wife Dale Krantz-Rossington have two daughters, Mary and Annie. He experienced a heart problem in the past which was successfully addressed via surgery, but he occasionally experiences pain in his legs severe enough to force him to miss shows; this is a recurring ailment resulting from the 1977 plane crash. Rossington is an avid fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars. He recorded a video, along with remaining members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, that is played at every Jaguars home game on the Everbank Field video board.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1986
    Age 34
    With his wife, Dale Krantz-Rossington, he then formed The Rossington Band, which released two albums in 1986 and 1988, respectively.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1980
    Age 28
    Rossington co-founded The Rossington Collins Band with Collins in 1980.
    More Details Hide Details The band released two albums, but disbanded in 1982 after the death of Collins' wife, Kathy.
  • 1977
    Age 25
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Despite breaking both arms, both legs, both wrists, both ankles and his pelvis, Rossington would eventually recover from his injuries and play on stage again (albeit with steel rods in his right arm and one of his legs). He battled with serious drug addiction throughout the next several years, partially as a result of his heavy dependence on medication taken during his recovery from the plane crash.
  • 1976
    Age 24
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Rossington had just bought a new Ford Torino, and hit an oak tree while under the influence of alcohol and other drugs. The band was due to go on tour in a couple of days, but had to postpone this tour due to Rossington's accident. The band members were not at all pleased with Rossington, and fined him $5000 for the delay caused to the band's schedule. Van Zant and Collins wrote the song "That Smell" based on the wreck, and Rossington's state of influence from drugs and alcohol at the time. The specific lyrics that refer to the wreck: "Whiskey bottles and brand new cars, oak tree you're in my way. There's too much coke and too much smoke."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1959
    Age 7
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He named it "Berniece" in honor of his mother whom he was close to. Rossington played lead guitar on "Tuesday's Gone" and the slide guitar for "Free Bird". Along with Collins, Rossington also provided the guitar work for "Simple Man".
  • 1951
    Born
    Born on December 4, 1951.
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