TIL in 1977, Lynyrd Skynyrd band members Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, & Cassie Gaines died in an airplane crash in Mississippi. The crash came 3 days after the release of ‘Street Survivors’ which went platinum & reached #5 on US charts. Lynyrd Skynyrd disbanded after the tragedy.

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  1. The last place they played was at the Greenville Memorial Auditorium in Greenville, South Carolina. I saw the re-formed band play in that same city around 2006 or 2007. It was an interesting experience, I remember Johnny Van Zant talking about the crash, that concert, his brother, and playing again in Greenville.

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