Lynyrd Skynyrd founding member and longtime. 38 Special bassist Larry Junstrom has died at age 70.
The news became presented on. 38 Special Fb net page, where the paid tribute band to “The Superior Man on the Superior Bass. “In a loving cloak to their long-time bandmate, the band wrote,” He rocked arenas everywhere the enviornment and succeeded in residing his dream. He became if he was told of any type, he was traveling with him, he was having a lot of fun on his life, he was constantly storing his spirits high . There will be no other like him. ”
Born Lawrence E. Junstrom in Pittsburgh on June 22, 1949 , Junstrom became one of the founding individuals of Southern rock icons Skynyrd, joining the Jacksonville-Florida-bred band after singer Ronnie Van Zant, drummer Bob Burns and guitarists Gary Rossington and Allen Collins joined forces in 1964 as My Backyard. By 1969 they modified their title, releasing their debut album in 1973, Lynyrd Skynyrd (Pronounced ' Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd) , which incorporated such soon-to-be-classics as “Gimme Three Steps,” “Easy Man,” and one in every of essentially the most enduring rock anthems of any abilities: “Free Chicken.”
By the point the band broke out of Florida, though, Junstrom had been prolonged long past – leaving in 1971 – modified by Leon Wilkeson. He wasn't out of the spotlight prolonged, though, hooking up with one other all-time traditional Southern band, the Donnie Van Zant-fronted. 38 Special in 1976 and taking half in with that band for 38 years on 12 studio albums unless 2014 and scoring such hits as “Keep On Loosely” and “Caught Up In You.” He retired from. 38 Special in 2014 following a hand injury that required surgical diagram
Skynyrd additionally paid homage to one of the band's co-founders, writing, “Leisure Easy, LJ, you will be continuously remembered as the immense man, on the immense bass with even bigger heart!”
Peek. 38 Special and Skynyrd’s tributes below.
This text was published at the start published at Billboard