Former drummer of Lynyrd Skynyrd dies in car crash

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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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    I thought he died years ago by choking on omit, but it wasn't his own vomit
     
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    now he's free as a bird
     
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    Gomez, I want you to go to jail for that joke, do you understand me? I want you to go to jail for that
     
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    Artemis Pyle survived a plane crash and gunshot wound. :coffee:
     
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    Ronnie Van Zandt's been dead for almost 40 years. jfc
     
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    at least he died loving what he was doing
     
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    ..and this bird you cannot change :grad:
     
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    This was the shit back in the day.

     
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    Been a few years since he was with the band o_O
     
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    That had to be humiliating.
     
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    Bill Ward>Robert Burns jr
     
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    I lol when I read that :hhh:
     
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    Simple Man is the only tolerable song that collection of fetal alcoholic syndrome misfits made that was listenable
     
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    Shithead stayed during the lean years then quits after they get a record deal?
    :backlol:
     
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    You all need to know that I am a homosexual.

    Weight lifted am u right gang?
     
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    This. I like Simple Man, in a sappy song kind of way. Seem like most of their other tunes are terribly overrated. When I was a pup, I liked Call Me the Breeze....then, when I heard JJ Cale go at it, I wanted to burn all of Lynyrd Skynyrd in effigy.

    Im not ragging on anyone who likes Skynyrd, so dont anyone take offense...Im just making a generalization, but its always struck me as rock music for dummies. Very little substance (I'm not talking lyrics wise, which are still stupid, but musically, they dont get creative, they just put a lot of guitars together, and play really fast).

    At this point, I would assume that what fans they have left, are such because of a social identification factor....and, they're just not smart enough to know better.
     
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