That time Gary Rossington told me that Lynyrd Skynyrd would still be together, if not for the crash

By Steve Newton

Back in 1986 I interviewed southern-rock legend Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd fame. At the time he had his own band called Rossington, which featured his wife Dale Krantz-Rossington on vocals.

That group wasn’t nearly as great as Skynyrd–or the Rossington Collins Band, for that matter–but it was still a real hoot to chat with the guy whose deathless slide-guitar kicked off “Free Bird”.

At one point in the interview I asked him whether Skynyrd would still be together in ’86, if not for the crash of ’77.

Have a listen:


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