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THE PDX RETRO BLOG REMEMBERS ~

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Clear Lake, IA: 43.22037n -93.37556w Buddy holly Richie Vallens Big bopper memorial site
Crash site as it looks today is located west of intersection of 315th
Street and Gull Avenue., Clear Lake, IA.

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This 1947 Beechcraft Model 35 Bonanza is the same type aircraft in which Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper were killed.
 

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FOUNDING BAND MEMBER IS DEAD AT 70

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Lawrence E. Junstrom (June 22, 1949 – October 6, 2019)

(Fox News) – Larry Junstrom, a founding member of the Southern rock
band
Lynyrd Skynyrd and bassist for .38 Special, has died. 

The announcement was made on Sunday via .38 Special’s Facebook
page. Junstrom played with the band from 1977 until his retirement
in 2014, due to a hand injury which required surgery.

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38 Special band members walk the red carpet at the 34th Annual
Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Concert and Show in Atlanta,
Ga., on Oct. 14, 2012.

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BEACH BOY MUSICIAN IS 77 TODAY

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Bruce Arthur Johnston (Benjamin Baldwin)

Singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer Bruch Johnston is best known as a member of the Beach Boys. In 1965, Johnston
joined the band for live performances, filling in for the group’s co-founder
Brian Wilson, who had quit touring in order to spend more
time in the studio. Johnston then became a contributing member
on subsequent albums.

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The Beach Boys today from left: Bruch Johnston, Al Jardine, Brian
Wilson, Mike Love and David Marks.

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FRONTMAN HAS DIED AT 69

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Gregory LeNoir "Gregg" Allman (December 8, 1947 – May 27, 2017)

Gregg Allman, the legendary frontman of The Allman Brothers, died Saturday
at his home in Savannah, Georgia due to complications of liver cancer. He had
a history of health problems in the past and underwent a liver transplant in
2010.

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SINGLE RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1974

The song "Sweet Home Alabama" by the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd
reached #8 on the charts in 1974 and was the band’s second hit single. The
song was written in reply to "Southern Man" and "Alabama" by Neil Young;
Young is noted by name in the song’s lyrics.

        

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