Gary Rossington


Birthday December 4, 1951

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Jacksonville, FL

DEATH DATE Mar 5, 2023 (71)

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Guitarist and a founding member of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, who also founded The Rossington-Collins Band. The band released 14 albums before his passing. 

Before Fame

He and a few of his school friends formed the band The Noble Five, which later became Lynyrd Skynyrd. 


In 2008 he was arrested and charged with a DUI in Georgia. In 2020, a movie about the band titled Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash was released.

Family Life

He named his guitar Berneice in honor of his mother. 

Associated With

Ronnie Van Zant, the co-founder of Lynyrd Skynyrd, was his schoolmate.