Author Topic: Lynyrd Skynyrd's Billy Powell has died  (Read 1120 times)

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Re: Lynyrd Skynyrd's Billy Powell has died
« Reply #1 on: 01/28/09 »
Wow - hard to believe. I'm glad we caught them on thier last visit.

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Re: Lynyrd Skynyrd's Billy Powell has died
« Reply #2 on: 01/28/09 »
Wow - hard to believe. I'm glad we caught them on thier last visit.

I just uploaded some raw pics from our visit to the Van Zant grave in 07. I wonder if he'll be buried in the same area.

http://www.dougheaton.com/web_albums/main.php?g2_itemId=428

Here is another site with additional pics and info.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=1057

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Billy's Link
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=33363607
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Re: Lynyrd Skynyrd's Billy Powell has died
« Reply #3 on: 01/28/09 »
 :'( My band had the opp to open for Skynyrd one night in Kissimmee, Florida and it was a great show!
Afterwards we went to play another Scheduled gig that night and after their show Billy powell & Gary Rossington personally came to our gig to thank us for the great job we did on such short notice.
Billy was the nicest, most sincere, genuine & down to earth person anyone would ever want to meet.
He gave so much kind words and support to my group that gave us a really big boost of moral.
It was such a great honor to be able to do that single gig that we were all on cloud 9 for weeks to come.
Thanks for the great moment Billy & Gary God Bless you and your family.
I'll see ya when I get there! "Bully"  ;)

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Re: Lynyrd Skynyrd's Billy Powell has died
« Reply #4 on: 01/29/09 »
Excellent story Bully and something to hold on to. Somebody I know came into possession of a recently signed photo of the band. I shrunk it down and took out some of the quality so reproducing it won't be as good as the original but it is posted temporarily at http://www.dougheaton.com/lynyrd.html .
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Re: Lynyrd Skynyrd's Billy Powell has died
« Reply #5 on: 01/29/09 »
Sad news and a terrible loss.

Nice picture.