FNWGG: Ronnie Van Zant Tribute Edition

Because this is Guitar George, not Lead Singer George or Rock Stars Who Died Too Early George, I am obligated to say: “Check out the wonderful guitar interplay between Alan Collins and Gary Rossington, and pay special attention to Gary’s solo at the end.”  But the truth is, the reason this video is tonight’s feature is because yesterday would have been Ronnie Van Zant’s 67th birthday.

One of the three female backup singers shown from 2:47 to 2:58 is Cassie Gaines, wife of band member Steve Gaines, both of whom died in the plane crash that also took Ronnie Van Zant’s life on October 20, 1977.

Tuesday’s gone, and so is Ronnie.  Rest in peace.

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