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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:57 pm 
Hawkeye

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Man, we can tell we're close to the end of an era!! Another rocker gone...

Larry Junstrom was a founding member of Skynyrd with Gary Rossington and Ronnie Van Zant, but left the band shortly before they hit paydirt with their first record. (Lucky for him probably!)

He is most well known for his work with the Southern Rock band 38 Special, and played on all their studio records. By all accounts a gentle, generous and humorous fellow.

38 Special was a heck of a band in their day, and highly underrated IMO. (Another great band out of Jacksonville! What the heck do they put in the water down there!? ;) ) I understand they're still touring and still put on a great show, but I have no idea how many members are original. Larry was not a founding member of 38 Special, but did join shortly before their 1st album. Larry left some time back due to an injury that disabled his ability to play. Ronnie Van Zants's brother Donnie was a founding member of 38 Special, but left the band and retired a year or so before Larry left..

RIP Larry...

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:41 am 
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38 Special was a great band. I like Skynard, but I was just a little to young to enjoy their heyday.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:37 pm 
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Look at the heyday of Southern Rock, and look at today's calander . These guys the very youngest are pushing 70, and most of them with decades of hard living taking a toll on their health .


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:37 pm 
Hawkeye

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Biggfoot44 wrote:
Look at the heyday of Southern Rock, and look at today's calander . These guys the very youngest are pushing 70, and most of them with decades of hard living taking a toll on their health .


That's a fact... Touring is a very tough deal. Some can deal with it better than others. But as a former field service guy who used to spend 300+ days a year on the road, I can tell you that it's hard to live a 'normal' life on the road both nutritionally and in terms of getting proper rest. When you work 'night shifts' like bands do, it's even worse.

It's a brutally tough life with lots of learning, ups and downs... Robbie Robertson from The Band said touring was a "... g-d impossible way of life...". That's why they hung it up after 16 years on the road in 1978.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:50 pm 
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Damn good bass player and I liked 38 Special better than L. Skynyrd.
RIP Larry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHNDWw4SnLc

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