Allen Collins co-founded ROLL FOR ROCK in 1988. Today, the mission continues. We remain dedicated to the memory and music of Allen Collins, and to keeping his dream alive.
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picture from Toronto Sun, 1976.

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    picture from Toronto Sun, 1976.

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Died On This Date (July 27, 2001) Leon Wilkeson bass player with Lynyrd Skynyrd was found dead in a hotel room in Florida aged 49.
Leon Wilkeson was an up-and-coming bassist in and around Jacksonville, Florida when he was asked to join Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1972.  Although he didn’t play on the band’s debut album due to his own apprehension, he played with them for the better part of the next 30 years.  With his help, Lynyrd Skynyrd became one of the biggest rock bands of the ’70s. 
In 1977, tragedy struck when the band’s plane crashed killing band members, Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines, and road manager Dean Kilpatrick.  Wilkeson was one of the few passangers who survived.  The band undertandably dissolved by reformed with the surviving members in 1987.  Leon Wilkeson died of emphysema and liver disease on July 27, 2001.
Skynyrd scored the 1974 US No. 8 single, ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ and the 1982 UK No.21 single ‘Freebird’.

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    Died On This Date (July 27, 2001) Leon Wilkeson bass player with Lynyrd Skynyrd was found dead in a hotel room in Florida aged 49.

    Leon Wilkeson was an up-and-coming bassist in and around Jacksonville, Florida when he was asked to join Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1972.  Although he didn’t play on the band’s debut album due to his own apprehension, he played with them for the better part of the next 30 years.  With his help, Lynyrd Skynyrd became one of the biggest rock bands of the ’70s. 

    In 1977, tragedy struck when the band’s plane crashed killing band members, Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines, and road manager Dean Kilpatrick.  Wilkeson was one of the few passangers who survived.  The band undertandably dissolved by reformed with the surviving members in 1987.  Leon Wilkeson died of emphysema and liver disease on July 27, 2001.

    Skynyrd scored the 1974 US No. 8 single, ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ and the 1982 UK No.21 single ‘Freebird’.

  1. Anonymous asked:
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  1. rollforrock reblogged rememberallencollins: rememberallencollins:

Chillin. One & only. :D

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    Chillin. One & only. :D

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    Currently shattering my eardrums.

  1. Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant
Heart & Soul

    Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant
    Heart & Soul

  1. iguano1970 asked:
    Wow a blog of Lynyrd Skynyrd??? I love you! :)

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  1. Born on this day in Rock History, July 19, 1952, Allen Collins of LYNYRD SKYNYRD

    Born on this day in Rock History, July 19, 1952, Allen Collins of LYNYRD SKYNYRD

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Ronnie van Zant

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    Ronnie van Zant

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Ronnie, Gary and Allen doing well!

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    Ronnie, Gary and Allen doing well!

  1. Allen Collins, LYNYRD SKYNYRD

    Allen Collins, LYNYRD SKYNYRD

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Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors Album 1977

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    Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors Album 1977