Just got word that Lynyrd Skynyrd’s former drummer Bob Burns died in a car accident last night.  This is crappy news.

This is one of my favourite songs of all time and I shall continue to live my life by it’s title.

so I’m bored and so I like Bob Burns and so I’m not sure what day it is, so sue me (really though don’t sue me because where I come from we deal in fish as currency and APPARENTLY some people don’t take salmon in court so, I’ll stop now)

  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd

Happy Birthday, Bob Burns!

Robert Louis ‘Bob’ Burns (b. November 24, 1950) is an American drummer who was in the original line-up of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd Learn more about this 2006 inductee at the Library and Archives.

Audio clip: Lynyrd Skynyrd, “Sweet Home Alabama,” recorded in Memphis, TN, in 1973. From the Herb Staehr Collection.

Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant

When Allen Collins and Bill Massey, Jr. co-founded ROLL FOR ROCK in 1988, they did so in loving memory of Allen’s friend, Ronnie Van Zant.