You are here: Home » News-IANS » Cinema-Showbiz
Business Standard

Lynyrd Skynyrd's childhood home named historic site

IANS  |  Miami 

The childhood home of rockers Ronnie and has been recognised as a in

The property, where the musicians and their brother grew up, was purchased by Todd Smith, who worked with state authorities to have a heritage marker installed at the location to recognise the significance of the land, reports

The special plaque for the Van Zant House was officially unveiled during a ceremony on Saturday.

"Musicians Ronnie, Donnie and spent their formative years growing up in this house with their sisters and parents between the 1950s and 1980s," read the sign.

It goes on to acknowledge the late Ronnie as a of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and his brother Johnny's role as frontman in the revamped line-up, after Ronnie and bandmate Steve Gaines, and back-up Cassie Gaines, were killed in a tragic airplane crash in 1977.

Donnie is also noted as a founding member of the band .38 Special, with the siblings forming a legacy that is a "prodigious contribution to the world of rock music".



(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 14:46 IST