44th Anniv of Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash

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44th Anniv of Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash

Post by berry_good » Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:17 pm

Interview with Pat Liston from Mama's Pride who says he could have been on the plane that crashed.

https://fox2now.com/news/missouri/octob ... nyrd-band/

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Post by Dad » Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:21 pm

Damn

That was shocking news at the time.

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Post by DrivinThatTrain » Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:01 am

Remember driving home from Univ. of Buffalo on the next day when I heard the news. We saw them at Nassau in November 76 and they put on a fantastic show! Can’t believe it’s 44 years!
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Post by rugles » Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:05 am

Artimus Pyle got shot when he wandered out of the woods after the crash onto somebodies property? When your day can't get any worse...
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Post by danM » Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:53 am

rugles wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:05 am
Artimus Pyle got shot when he wandered out of the woods after the crash onto somebodies property? When your day can't get any worse...
When VH1 did a story on the Skynyrd crash many years ago, Billy Powell and Artimus admitted to juicing up their stories about that night.
Not sure that’s how it went down.
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Post by rugles » Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:58 am

He was still talking about it just a couple years ago:
Pyle was able to walk on his own after the crash, and after finding the pilots dead, decided to go find help. He made it to a nearby farm house to seek help, but he was confront by a man with a gun.

Covered in blood, Pyle knows he was a threatening figure, and he was shot while trying to get help.

"He was just protecting his family, that's all," Pyle said with no bad blood. "I was stumbling and I moved forwarded (when he asked me to stop) and he fired and caught me in the shoulder. It spun me around. I yelled, 'plane crash,' with what I thought was my last breath."

Luckily Pyle wasn't killed by the gunshot and he was able to get help for the rest of the survivors of the plane crash.
https://www.newschannel5.com/news/lynyr ... lane-crash
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Post by hockeygame3 » Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:29 am

DrivinThatTrain wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:01 am
Remember driving home from Univ. of Buffalo on the next day when I heard the news. We saw them at Nassau in November 76 and they put on a fantastic show! Can’t believe it’s 44 years!
I was at that show as well

I was only 12 at the time but I really liked what I saw

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Post by DrivinThatTrain » Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:09 am

hockeygame3 wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:29 am
DrivinThatTrain wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:01 am
Remember driving home from Univ. of Buffalo on the next day when I heard the news. We saw them at Nassau in November 76 and they put on a fantastic show! Can’t believe it’s 44 years!
I was at that show as well
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Post by DrivinThatTrain » Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:13 am

DrivinThatTrain wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:09 am
hockeygame3 wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:29 am
DrivinThatTrain wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:01 am
Remember driving home from Univ. of Buffalo on the next day when I heard the news. We saw them at Nassau in November 76 and they put on a fantastic show! Can’t believe it’s 44 years!
I was at that show as well
Can't believe they opened for the Doobies - should have been the other way around!
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Post by Jack O. Hartz » Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:23 am

I only saw them once, in 1974 right after the first album and Free Bird. I reckon it was their ever tour out of the south. Four bucks and the opening act was a movie. True story.
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Post by tombo » Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:55 pm

I grew up just 60 miles north of JAX, up US-1. I guess it means I was 15. At night, the AM radio on my stereo picked up a Nashville station, and I'll never forget hearing the news. Terrible.

Sad to me what the survivors of Lynyrd Skynyrd have devolved into. Yes, they were proud of their Southern heritage - so am I - but they were also way ahead of their time on issues like guns and drugs. Most of all, they were 100% committed to bringing it, EVERY night. I guess that even if it were all the originals in the band, they would be hard pressed to fit into a wide slot of today's world. Let it forever be 1977, and let them forever be the greatest Redneck band in the world.

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Post by DZwEtrnity » Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:02 pm

First concert tickets I ever bought.
Totally bummed ran to TicketTron in Macy's and got my big 12$ back.
Ended up buying Outlaws and Charle Daniel's Band at Comnack skating Arena😳

Saw JGB there and had to leave around 1am cause I had school, heard he played super late

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