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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 to release new album

Lynyrd Skynyrd to release new album

NEW YORK, May 2 (UPI) -- American rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd is to release its first new studio album in three years this summer, Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records announced Wednesday.
Skynyrd name inspiration dies at 77

Skynyrd name inspiration dies at 77

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd says the man for whom the U.S. group was named, Leonard Skinner, has died at age 77.
Future unclear for band Lynyrd Skynyrd

Future unclear for band Lynyrd Skynyrd

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Lynyrd Skynyrd's co-manager said those involved with the Florida band will collectively decide its future following the death of keyboard player Billy Powell.

Southern rockers waited for Rock Hall

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 10 (UPI) -- Lynyrd Skynyrd's upcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is proof that good things do indeed come to those who wait.

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

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

The South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival will feature a number of panels dealing with controversial issues as well as examining the lives and craft of notable artists.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Freddy Cannon, who was born in 1940 (age 62); Bob Mosley of Moby Grape, and Chris Hillman of the Byrds and later the Flying Burrito Brothers, both in 1942 (age 60); Dennis Wilson, drummer with the Beach Boys, in 1944; Southside J
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Nov. 30-Dec. 6.
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

Today's birthdays include John Stewart of the Kingston Trio, who was born in 1939 (age 63); Joe "Speedo" Frazier of The Impalas in 1943 (age 59); Al Stewart in 1945 (age 57); the late Freddie Mercury of Queen was born in 1946; Buddy Miles and Loudon Wainw
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

A weekly package of This Week in Music for Aug. 31-Sept. 6.
By United Press International

Country Music News

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Dec. 4)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Gary Rossington
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Gary Robert Rossington (born December 4, 1951, Jacksonville, Florida, United States) is a founding member of Southern 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, the late Allen Collins.

Rossington formed the band as a teenager with friends Ronnie Van Zant, Allen Collins, Larry Junstrom and Bob Burns in the summer of 1964. Skynyrd gained national exposure starting in 1973 with the release of their first album (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) and hit single "Free Bird".

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. He named it "Berneice" in honor of his mother who he was close to. Rossington has 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".

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Gary Rossington."
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