Friday night, drummer Robert “Bob” Burns passed away in a car accident. He was 64. He was one of the founders of legendary rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1964, and was a member of the band till 1974, when he decided to quit because he wished not to tour anymore.
Burns played on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s first two albums 1973’s (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd) and 1974’s Second Helping. He was the featured drummer on such hit tracks as “Sweet Home Alabama”, “Gimme Three Steps”, “Simple Man”, and “Free Bird”.
Lead Guitarist and founding member of the band, Gary Rossington posted via the band’s facebook page a note regarding Burns and his death. You can check out the statement below.
Burns was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 with Lynyrd Skynyrd. He will be missed.
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