Gary Rossington Fanclub
January 14, 2011 11:21:08 PM UTC Post #21

Ok you asked for GARY Stories......heres my Version of one heck of a night...NEW YEARS EVE 2010....Gary/Skynyrd....and Skynyrd Nation Frynyds.
The following is copied from this site's New Years EVE with Skynryd blog by " Medwaysimpleman"...thank you.!

Well Nation.....NEW Frynyds and old......
I'm abit late with this but know that what Happened for me was beyond words.....LS and A.J....Great People..!!!!!
Medway well you know what you mean to me....!!! and as for the Nation members I met and told to come to this site..I hope you Do..!!!

This is gonna be a bit long but to decribe what happened in 6 hours of Unbelieveable moments one word..MIRACLE..!!!

I get there like 630pm..meet Medway and hook-up with LS and her Son...while sitting at the coffee shop chatting about Life..road trips..Show's...and such I see one of the Band members,...medway gets ahold of him chats...comes back..gives us the show up date...then we stroll around and theres a " SHOW" poster...with other shows..we take some pics by it...I think hmmm...ask someone for it..so i ask the Suited guy at the ticket window,Bruce,would he allow me to have it....Sure enough cool dude says come back after the doors open ," He'll see what he can do."..well we stroll over to the entrance area...what..see more Nation Fans/Members chat more with them...I see " Kelsey"..he's just here for fun so I thought...we then the doors open...they,Medway,LS..A.J go in...i go over and ask dude about the poster...he says...here and hands me..the 3x5 ft plastic encased poster of New Years eve show...I'm floored..stunned and cannot believe it's given to a real nation fan.I thought whew this nights amazing already...and the show hasn't even started..so I ask can I go in with it and come back out..ticket guy says yup...so I meet Medway..LS inside..and show them the poster..they're with the "band member" Harmonica dude...chatting just inside..so I show them the poster and we take pics..wow..He thinks I'll put it on ebay and sell it..I'm like you nuts.? sure a million dollars...anyways...keep reading it gets better...whew...so it's 1/2 hr before the show..I think hmmm better stow it in my car..so out I go..flooored that in my hands is the nights poster,,,gonna make some copies for " Simpleman Saloon" alread told wickey...so I get to my jeep..settle myslef down abit call my cousin I'm too excited to sit,he's huge skynyrd fan too,my age...anyways..so I head back down to the theatre...get to my seat thinking Wow..show starts in 5 mins...this is gonna be great....I am so greatful for the poster and being there and meeting LS& AJ and hanging with Medway..I barely get to my seat when AJ approaches me...says he's got some enws for me.? oh no I'm thinking something happened...he explains they'd gotten an extra seat..ETc...says want to sit with them....hmmm....well ok.? not knowing where they were thought cool not sit alone...what happened next I am still gonna say makes me cry abit...whew....i walk down towards the stage..Row 14,13,12,11,10,9,..where we going I'm thinking..6,5,4,3,2,1..HUh.?
I look to my left theres medway seat one..and LS..seat two is open he's like thats your seat..front row....OMG.!!!!!!!!
I don't have words for what I felt...my pacemaker was already on overload...whew..i kneeled down and cried..abit and prayed an thanked god for such kind wonderful people and the strength to carry on...whew..I stood-up and about 30 seconds later Skynyrd Cameout....whew...At this point I'm on system overload..clean and sober 4 1/2 yrs...and in amazement watch as Gary Rossington walks up directly infront of me to his spot..and plays...words to decribe how this all felt..Amzing,unbelieveable...Miracle...Grateful...Thank you SANDI.!!! A.J....Medway.....
I cannot completely recall the play list,medway wrote them all down...we took pics and I sang so loud my voice is still spent 2 days later....watching the interaction of the band on the songs...the leads,rhythm's...vocals...so close and how loud it was was too cool.!!! i could go on and on ...not wanting to bore anyone...?...on simpleman..I knelt in remembrance of my unit in Afghanistan...whew...and there was the break for NEW Years....raising of some bubbly and Jack by a certain member of the band...hehehe....they took a short break and came back with.." FREEBIRD"...I'll never forget Gary 5 ft from me on the slide playing Freebird...wow.!!!!!! and Rickey just about tearing his finger's up with the leads....with one leg atop the floor mounted speakers...whew..and then it ended....sort of.....they Skynyrd came to the front of the stage and thanked us and we them..as Dale Krantz came forward I motioned to her to pls accept a gift.for Gary,..a blue " Happy New YEAR" necklace..medway had given me..She does and he ain't in no mood to wear it just then..hehehe..as she tries to slip it over his hat..hehehe...so she keeps it....whew..told her I'd seen Rossington collins 3 times....she looked amazed upon hearing that...and smiled ...the band then waved a greatful goodbye and off they went..to cheers of gratitude.!!
Well the 1000's of Balloons that had fallen,popped, and confeti...were strewn all over the place it looked like we'd been there a year....the hats ...horns...ETc just added to the ambiance of the greatest night of my life.!!!!
Thank you LS....!!!!!! and A.J..you go Coach.!!! Medway....I'll see soon..!!!
Happy Trails and Happy NEW YEAR 2011 Skynyrd and Skynyrd Nation..!!!!!
Swamp Fox
PS...my Dad has approved my rememberance for my Mom's funeral,booklet, Saturday..Jan 8th....He told me last night
The words to " FREEBIRD".....will be on the back.......

January 15, 2011 4:55:12 PM UTC Post #22

=01776 said:Ok you asked for GARY Stories......heres my Version of one heck of a night...NEW YEARS EVE 2010....Gary/Skynyrd....and Skynyrd Nation Frynyds.
The following is copied from this site's New Years EVE with Skynryd blog by " Medwaysimpleman"...thank you.!

Well Nation.....NEW Frynyds and old......
I'm abit late with this but know that what Happened for me was beyond words.....LS and A.J....Great People..!!!!!
Medway well you know what you mean to me....!!! and as for the Nation members I met and told to come to this site..I hope you Do..!!!

This is gonna be a bit long but to decribe what happened in 6 hours of Unbelieveable moments one word..MIRACLE..!!!

I get there like 630pm..meet Medway and hook-up with LS and her Son...while sitting at the coffee shop chatting about Life..road trips..Show's...and such I see one of the Band members,...medway gets ahold of him chats...comes back..gives us the show up date...then we stroll around and theres a " SHOW" poster...with other shows..we take some pics by it...I think hmmm...ask someone for it..so i ask the Suited guy at the ticket window,Bruce,would he allow me to have it....Sure enough cool dude says come back after the doors open ," He'll see what he can do."..well we stroll over to the entrance area...what..see more Nation Fans/Members chat more with them...I see " Kelsey"..he's just here for fun so I thought...we then the doors open...they,Medway,LS..A.J go in...i go over and ask dude about the poster...he says...here and hands me..the 3x5 ft plastic encased poster of New Years eve show...I'm floored..stunned and cannot believe it's given to a real nation fan.I thought whew this nights amazing already...and the show hasn't even started..so I ask can I go in with it and come back out..ticket guy says yup...so I meet Medway..LS inside..and show them the poster..they're with the "band member" Harmonica dude...chatting just inside..so I show them the poster and we take pics..wow..He thinks I'll put it on ebay and sell it..I'm like you nuts.? sure a million dollars...anyways...keep reading it gets better...whew...so it's 1/2 hr before the show..I think hmmm better stow it in my car..so out I go..flooored that in my hands is the nights poster,,,gonna make some copies for " Simpleman Saloon" alread told wickey...so I get to my jeep..settle myslef down abit call my cousin I'm too excited to sit,he's huge skynyrd fan too,my age...anyways..so I head back down to the theatre...get to my seat thinking Wow..show starts in 5 mins...this is gonna be great....I am so greatful for the poster and being there and meeting LS& AJ and hanging with Medway..I barely get to my seat when AJ approaches me...says he's got some enws for me.? oh no I'm thinking something happened...he explains they'd gotten an extra seat..ETc...says want to sit with them....hmmm....well ok.? not knowing where they were thought cool not sit alone...what happened next I am still gonna say makes me cry abit...whew....i walk down towards the stage..Row 14,13,12,11,10,9,..where we going I'm thinking..6,5,4,3,2,1..HUh.?
I look to my left theres medway seat one..and LS..seat two is open he's like thats your seat..front row....OMG.!!!!!!!!
I don't have words for what I felt...my pacemaker was already on overload...whew..i kneeled down and cried..abit and prayed an thanked god for such kind wonderful people and the strength to carry on...whew..I stood-up and about 30 seconds later Skynyrd Cameout....whew...At this point I'm on system overload..clean and sober 4 1/2 yrs...and in amazement watch as Gary Rossington walks up directly infront of me to his spot..and plays...words to decribe how this all felt..Amzing,unbelieveable...Miracle...Grateful...Thank you SANDI.!!! A.J....Medway.....
I cannot completely recall the play list,medway wrote them all down...we took pics and I sang so loud my voice is still spent 2 days later....watching the interaction of the band on the songs...the leads,rhythm's...vocals...so close and how loud it was was too cool.!!! i could go on and on ...not wanting to bore anyone...?...on simpleman..I knelt in remembrance of my unit in Afghanistan...whew...and there was the break for NEW Years....raising of some bubbly and Jack by a certain member of the band...hehehe....they took a short break and came back with.." FREEBIRD"...I'll never forget Gary 5 ft from me on the slide playing Freebird...wow.!!!!!! and Rickey just about tearing his finger's up with the leads....with one leg atop the floor mounted speakers...whew..and then it ended....sort of.....they Skynyrd came to the front of the stage and thanked us and we them..as Dale Krantz came forward I motioned to her to pls accept a gift.for Gary,..a blue " Happy New YEAR" necklace..medway had given me..She does and he ain't in no mood to wear it just then..hehehe..as she tries to slip it over his hat..hehehe...so she keeps it....whew..told her I'd seen Rossington collins 3 times....she looked amazed upon hearing that...and smiled ...the band then waved a greatful goodbye and off they went..to cheers of gratitude.!!
Well the 1000's of Balloons that had fallen,popped, and confeti...were strewn all over the place it looked like we'd been there a year....the hats ...horns...ETc just added to the ambiance of the greatest night of my life.!!!!
Thank you LS....!!!!!! and A.J..you go Coach.!!! Medway....I'll see soon..!!!
Happy Trails and Happy NEW YEAR 2011 Skynyrd and Skynyrd Nation..!!!!!
Swamp Fox
PS...my Dad has approved my rememberance for my Mom's funeral,booklet, Saturday..Jan 8th....He told me last night
The words to " FREEBIRD".....will be on the back.......


Wow great post awsome thanks for sharing !!!

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February 03, 2011 4:05:11 PM UTC Post #23

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87lbBqxSzMQ

Found this on you tube kool...

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March 20, 2011 6:09:56 PM UTC Post #24

1975 two guitar freebird very special live video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkTQUtx818w

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March 22, 2011 1:28:29 PM UTC Post #25

This is from this website

http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/57578-gary-rossington-model-info/


Rossington Model info? #1 scoTT la rock

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19-September 10 Posted 30 October 2010 - 02:03 PM

Hey guys

I just picked up a Gary Rossington Signature Les Paul. It's great!
I have been searching around the net for more info about these but there doesnt seem to be much out there.
Anyone here have one? Any info you guys may have?
Just trying to learn more about my guitar...

Thanks!

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May 29, 2011 9:58:16 PM UTC Post #26




Great skynyrd trademark guitar sound

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June 05, 2011 1:30:47 AM UTC Post #27

His Les Paul sound is A musical steamroller just a rolling down the road kicking out the jams

Its awsome he keeps on playing on giving folks a chance to hear the great output of Lynyrd Skynyrd Live in concert.

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June 12, 2011 10:48:05 AM UTC Post #28

Did ya ever notice the clever playing on the guitar lead in that great lynyrd skynyrd love song "love dont come easy "Gary hits the intonations on that lead pretty crafty .
His style and sound sticks out in every song .

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June 26, 2011 3:07:26 AM UTC Post #29

heres a link to some old gary pictures on another website
theres one old one of him he looks like beatnick beatle boot days !
http://lynyrdskynyrddixie.com go to disscusion with frynds gary rossington thread to see pics

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July 30, 2011 5:13:51 PM UTC Post #30

listen to his guitar speak in tuesdays gone!!! great workmanship!!

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