October 20, 2012 is about 3 weeks away. It's a date Lynyrd Skynyrd fans know because it'll mark 35 years since a plane crashed in rural Mississippi, leaving Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines, and several others dead.
And while it appeared to put an end to the rise of a southern rock band on the cusp of greatness, Lynyrd Skynyrd, itself, did not die in that crash. It lived on.
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