By Steve Newton
I’ve been a huge Lynyrd Skynyrd fan ever since I first heard Pronounced, so it was a real kick to get to interview Gary Rossington back in 1986. (As dedicated Skynyrd fans know, that was also the year a drunk Allen Collins crashed his new Ford Thunderbird, paralyzing himself from the waist down and killing his girlfriend.)
At the time Rossington was promoting the debut album by his band Rossington, which featured his wife, Dale Krantz-Rossington, on lead vocals. They called me from New York and, through the then-new wonder of the conference call, I talked to them both at the same time!
At one point I asked Gary about first meeting Dale, and he, ever the gentleman, let her answer that one.
Have a listen:
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