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Lynyrd Skynyrd: 'We still utilize' flag

Lynyrd Skynyrd: 'We still utilize' flag

ATLANTA, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington says the U.S. band has not stopped using the Confederate flag in its shows, despite a CNN report to the contrary.
Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboardist dead at 56

Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboardist dead at 56

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboard player Billy Powell died Wednesday in his Orange Park, Fla., home, police said. He was 56.

Signed Skynyrd platinum record stolen

MIDDLEBURG, Fla., April 18 (UPI) -- Authorities are looking for a Lynyrd Skynyrd platinum record stolen from the Florida home of Tammy Clary, daughter of the late Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant.

It's Only Rock 'n' Roll

Lynyrd Skynyrd's ability to constantly rekindle its creative fires after the death of charter members is a testament to the indomitable spirit that has surrounded the band since its inception.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country music pioneer Grandpa (Louis Marshall) Jones in 1913, country's Wanda Jackson, who was born in 1937 (age 65); Jay Siegel of The Tokens in 1939 (age 63), drummer Ric Lee of 10 Years After in 1945 (age 57); Larry Gonsky of
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country music pioneer Grandpa (Louis Marshall) Jones in 1913, country's Wanda Jackson, who was born in 1937 (age 65); Jay Siegel of The Tokens in 1939 (age 63), drummer Ric Lee of 10 Years After in 1945 (age 57); Larry Gonsky of
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Oct. 19-25.
By United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Gov't Mule, the B-52's, Bob Weir, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Blind Boys of Alabama, D.J. Logic, moe., Stanton Moore, Tom Tom Club, John Popper, Melvin Sparks and Derek Trucks were among the rock luminaries who performed Wednesday at the second annual Jammy a
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Gov't Mule, the B-52's, Bob Weir, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Blind Boys of Alabama, D.J. Logic, moe., Stanton Moore, Tom Tom Club, John Popper, Melvin Sparks and Derek Trucks were among the rock luminaries who performed Wednesday at the second annual Jammy a
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

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PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

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PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Cassie LaRue Gaines (January 9, 1948 – October 20, 1977) was an American singer. She was a member of female gospel vocal trio The Honkettes, who in 1975 became the backup singers for Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.

When Lynyrd Skynyrd was in need of a guitar player to replace recently departed Ed King, Cassie recommended her brother, Steve Gaines, who joined the band soon after.

On October 20, 1977, a plane carrying the band between shows from Greenville, South Carolina to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, crashed outside of Gillsburg, Mississippi. The crash killed Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines, assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, as well as pilot Walter McCreary and co-pilot William Gray. Cassie was 29 years old.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Cassie Gaines."
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