News Former drummer of Lynyrd Skynyrd dies in car crash in Georgia

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    (Reuters) - Robert Burns Jr., a founding member and former drummer of the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, has died in a car crash in Georgia, state officials said on Saturday. He was 64 years old.

    Burns was not wearing his seatbelt when his car went off a road late Friday, striking a mailbox and a tree near Cartersville, northwest of Atlanta, the Georgia State Patrol said.

    He was the only occupant in the car and nobody else was hurt. The crash remains under investigation, authorities said.

    Burns was one of the founding members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, best known for hits including "Free Bird" and "Sweet Home Alabama."

    He remained in the group from its inception in the mid-1960s in Jacksonville, Florida until 1974, performing on the band's debut album, "Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd." The album launched the band to fame and helped define the sound of southern rock, which exploded in popularity during the decade.

    Burns left Lynyrd Skynyrd after growing tired of life on the road and was replaced by drummer Artimus Pyle, the band's biography said.

    In 1977, the band's singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and vocalist Cassie Gaines were killed when their plane crashed in Mississippi. Pyle survived.

    In recent years, Burns had performed in Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute bands, local media reported.

    Lynyrd Skynyrd was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.
     
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    So, the Illuminati does not save you from car wrecks? Hmm.
     
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    he was save from the plane crash...he had control of his car
     
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    He was already out of the band by then.

    Artemus Pyle was the drummer involved the plane crash.
     
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    They'll be able to when the cars are all computerized.
     
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    This man was the bass player in Buddy Holly's replacement band after the Crickets broke up. He gave his plane seat to
    J.P. Richardson (the Big Bopper) on February 3rd 1959. Illuminati?


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    I was really gonna be bummed out if it was Artemus Pyle!
     
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    Lot of bad luck surrounding that band :tears:
     
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    Whose left? Gary Rossington and Artemus?
     
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    Yet another tragic victim of no seatbelts

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    I used to watch that show with my wife just to make fun of it (I'm a hoot) and I was so glad when that annoying douche bit it.
     
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    Actually, Gary Rossington is the last original member still alive and in the band.
    Artimus Pyle and Ed King are still alive .

    Biily Powell - dead
    Allen Collins - dead
    Leon Wilkeson - dead
    Ronnie Van Zant - dead
     
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    I saw them a few months before the plane crash at the Nassau colosseum on Long Island with ted nuhent great show!