Larry Junstrom, founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, .38 Special, dies at 70

Larry Junstrom, founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, .38 Special, dies at 70
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Larry Junstrom, the bassist for .38 Special and a founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, has died.

There is no word on the cause of death for the 70-year-old southern rocker. 

Bandmates made the announcement of Junstrom's death on the .38 Special Facebook page, the Toronto Sun reported.

Junstrom helped found Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1964 with high school classmates, but quit the band in 1971 before the recording of their first album "Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd," Ultimate Classic Rock reported. The legendary band was originally called My Backyard, Forbes reported.

Junstrom joined .38 Special five years later in 1976, the Sun reported. He played on all 12 of .38 Special's studio albums. He retired from the group in 2014 because of a hand injury, Ultimate Classic Rock reported.

Junstrom recently made a rare public appearance at the opening of an exhibit at the Thrasher-Horne Center that documented the founding of Lynyrd Skynyrd in Clay County, Florida, Clay Today reported last week. The exhibit runs through Nov. 9.

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    Doug Brown · 13 days ago
    The popular music-genre obituary information isn't interesting at all.
    Maybe Hal knows these individuals personally? Who know?
    Maybe Hal is overwhelmed finding sufficient content for his 5 day a week radio show, and is letting this pay to view blog go? Seriously, the death of these degenerate rock and rollers is irrelevant.
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    Grim · 14 days ago
    While, I like the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd, this site should be focusing on what's about to happen in our country. Alert message went out last night to all UN troops infesting our country, upgrading their status from *waiting* to *full alert* and ready to be on the move in minutes. Obama signed treaty with UN just before he left office(Dec'16), which gives UN the right to invade us, should they deem it necessary and they have troops and equipment in place here. US military has also been put on alert too. The overnight pumping of money into the banks by the Fed was just increased to $150 billion per day, to try to keep the economy from crashing.

    Seriously, this is looking like the shit may indeed be about to hit the fan. We may soon be in the middle of a simultaneous economic collapse, civil war and full-on invasion by foreign troops.
    • This commment is unpublished.
      Doug Brown · 13 days ago
      These are interesting topics, the one's you mention, not these obituaries.