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    Bob Burns, Former Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer

    He was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Georgia

    (CARTERSVILLE, Ga.)—The former drummer and a founding member of the Southern hard rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, Robert Burns Jr., died late Friday in a single-vehicle crash in Georgia, police and his father said.

    Burns’ vehicle went off a road just before midnight as it approached a curve near Cartersville, striking a mailbox and a tree, Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Tracey Watson said. Burns, 64, was killed in the wreck. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

    http://time.com/3771530/bob-burns-lynyrd-skynyrd-dies/

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    What is it with members of that band and vehicle accidents?

    Gary Rossington and Allen Collins were both involved in smashes and that was before the plane crash.

    The word curse comes to mind.

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    Hate when I saw he was gone, Band members said he keep them laughing when he was with them. Bob had few problems & had leave band early, Stress of road life what I read somewhere, That band pretty famous about there wild road life & wild actions. RIP Bob.
    Skynyrd rank's keep getting smaller way too fast for myself.

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    vehicle accidents? That is very true they had maybe more than there fair share, But us not forget they had major trouble with 1 major plane crash too. Just about wipe all major members of the band out & did kill some major members on that sad October 20th 1977 day. Some lived they said was never back 100% right after that plane crash, Plane ran out of gas not very far from city they was going to.

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    Not wearing a seatbelt. DOH!
    I am a sick puppy....woof woof!!!

    Carping the living shit out of the Diem. - Me!!
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    OK, who in their right mind would have wagered back in 1975 that Gary Rossington would outlive Ronnie, Allan Collins (OK, that one isn't quite such a surprise), Leon, Steve and Cassie Gaines, Billy Powell, Hughie Thomasson, and Bob Burns?

    It's time for Rossington to do the honorable thing and either retire or rename the current "incarnation" of Lynyrd Skynyrd for what it really is - the Gary Rossington Band.

    And yeh, musicians should steer clear of anything that has propellers or less than two engines.



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    Might have something there Rosebud
    I read somewhere years ago the song That Smell was wrote by Ronnie about Gary's drug habit & wreck less driving habit's.
    But we find ourselves now who is alive in the band except Gary to say that song was not written about him. Gary just about could write any history he wants & there few if none left to dispute what ever he say's now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mc79 View Post
    Might have something there Rosebud
    I read somewhere years ago the song That Smell was wrote by Ronnie about Gary's drug habit & wreck less driving habit's.
    But we find ourselves now who is alive in the band except Gary to say that song was not written about him. Gary just about could write any history he wants & there few if none left to dispute what ever he say's now.

    It's generally accepted that "That Smell" was aimed at both Alan and Gary - but the rest were no choirboys either.

    "Whiskey bottle, brand new car . . . oak tree, you're in my way!" has to be one of the pithiest lines in rock history.

    Artemis and Earl King are still around, but reportedly Gary doesn't talk to them.

    I hope Bob Burns at least had a happy life after he left the band.

    Now I'm off to see if I have the tablature for "That Smell" around here somewhere.



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    Earl King might be hard to find in Skynyrd history, try Ed King.

    I very highly respect your view's, You sure know what you talking about,

    Your a Skynyrd fan just as I am, This might be the wrong web site for us to talk.

    Yes might been my fought for replying to your post, I am now just trying respect other members & board owner.

    Main thing I believe on this site, Is us all say a little pray for Mr. Bob Burns RIP. He sure left all of us many more good days of listen to his great drumming through his recorded music.

    Take care PM me any time.

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