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OCT 20: Today in 1977, a plane crash would take the life of Lynyrd Skynyrd members and crew, while injuring many other passengers. Ronnie Van Zant, Stevie Gaines, Cassie Gaines, assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, pilot Walter McCreary, and co-pilot William Gray perished in the crash. The plane had previously experienced issues and another band's - Aerosmith - crew had rejected possibly using the plane due to the plane not being up to standard. RIP😢
OCT 20: Tom Petty was born today in 1950 in Gainesville, Florida. Petty would become the frontman for one of rocks most successful groups of all-time, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. His interest in music came to him at an early age and he set out about making his dreams come true. Fun fact: One of his first guitar teachers was the future Eagle member, Don Felder! Sadly, Petty passed away October 2, 2017 from an accidental overdose of medication. RIP😢