40 Years Ago Today – The Lynyrd Skynyrd Crash Occurs (Watch Full Concert Live ’77)

40 years ago today (10/20/77), just days after releasing Street Survivors, Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and Cassie Gaines from Lynyrd Skynyrd were all killed along with manager Dean Kilpatrick when their rented plane ran out of fuel and crashed into a densely wooded thicket in the middle of a swamp in Gillsburg, Mississippi. The crash seriously injured the rest of the band and crew who were due to play at Louisiana University that evening. The crash still haunts today as one of the most devastating music related tragedies ever. Watch one of their last performances ever….

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