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Lynyrd Skynyrd Memorial
« on: March 13, 2022, 07:32:31 PM »
I was wandering some Mississippi backroads today on a beautiful Sunday afternoon and stumbled upon the Lynyrd Skynyrd Memorial in Pike County. I pulled in and took some pictures and read about the crash that happened in the woods nearby 44 years ago.
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Re: Lynyrd Skynyrd Memorial
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2022, 09:45:27 PM »
WOW!  That is very interesting.  I didn't know that there was a memorial at the crash site.  I couldn't remember the whole history of the band.  So I looked it up on Wikipedia.  They have had many unfortunate happenings through the years, and somehow seem to make a very good come back.
And still performing.  That is amazing, having started in 1964.
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Re: Lynyrd Skynyrd Memorial
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2022, 10:54:27 PM »
I dis not know the memorial existed either until I rode by today and saw the sign. From what I  read it was just built in October 2019, mainly by the local landowners who saw the plane go down and went to the rescue of the several survivors of the crash..
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Re: Lynyrd Skynyrd Memorial
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2022, 02:07:06 PM »
Thanks for sharing, I too did a little bit of research after reading your post, here's a link to the website related to the memorial site.

https://www.lynyrdskynyrdmonument.com/

I doubt I even knew who they were when this happened, but I do enjoy their music and find their story fascinating.
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Re: Lynyrd Skynyrd Memorial
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2022, 07:41:09 PM »
I have a copy of the LB "Street Survivors" which was released shortly before the crash. It depicted the group coming out of flames on the cover. A sad premonition indeed. They then pulled the LB's from the stores and replaced it with a flameless picture believing it was in bad taste to leave it as it was. We have lost many a Rocker and a Racer long before their time. I many visit the Nicky Hayden Memorial again on my way to STAR this year.  TM

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Re: Lynyrd Skynyrd Memorial
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2022, 12:18:17 PM »
I have a copy of the LB "Street Survivors" which was released shortly before the crash. It depicted the group coming out of flames on the cover. A sad premonition indeed. They then pulled the LB's from the stores and replaced it with a flameless picture believing it was in bad taste to leave it as it was. We have lost many a Rocker and a Racer long before their time. I many visit the Nicky Hayden Memorial again on my way to STAR this year.  TM
What's an LB? ;)  Is that short for album?  Or did you mean LP (a term often used to refer to vinyl editions of albums).

Nowadays many young people don't even know what CDs are, everything is a download or streaming. Even I don't use CDs much these days (let alone vinyl) but still enjoy the album nature of music and have a good collection in digital format.
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Re: Lynyrd Skynyrd Memorial
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2022, 05:18:19 PM »
Sorry man, just a typo. I'm prone to those. ;)

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Re: Lynyrd Skynyrd Memorial
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2022, 10:57:11 AM »

What's an LB? ;)  Is that short for album?  Or did you mean LP (a term often used to refer to vinyl editions of albums).


I just figured it was a 16 oz. LP for audiophiles.    ;D
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Re: Lynyrd Skynyrd Memorial
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2022, 11:09:32 AM »
Lps are coming back. My son is blind and has developed amazing hearing. He is collecting Vinyl LPs because he says they have much more sound than the digital versions. I had a collection of about 200 lps. I sold   about half to a company that sells them but kept about a 100 of my favorites. I sent a bunch to my son as well.
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Re: Lynyrd Skynyrd Memorial
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2022, 09:29:23 AM »
Lps are coming back. My son is blind and has developed amazing hearing. He is collecting Vinyl LPs because he says they have much more sound than the digital versions. I had a collection of about 200 lps. I sold   about half to a company that sells them but kept about a 100 of my favorites. I sent a bunch to my son as well.
I've heard that LPs are making a comeback, never had a huge collection maybe 50-60, but they were in good shape sitting in a closet (boxed and upright). I sold a bunch to a co-worker after asking for some advice on what they might be worth and giving him my list. Got more than I expected, considering what I paid and now long ago that was. Haven't had a working turntable in at least 15 years.
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Lynyrd Skynyrd Memorial
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2022, 03:57:13 PM »
What I did not know about the crash was that they ran out of fuel.  Very sad indeed!


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