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Our Tribute To Jo Jo Billingsley
Our friend & former Lynyrd Skynyrd back-up singer passed away on June 24, 2010
A few Items that Jo Jo Billingsley Gave Us
JoJo used parts of my Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Slideshow for this recent television interview she did. Parts of my slideshow
included in the clip are of my Tennessee Concerts logo, Southern Tribute logo and picture of the 1977 band. The clip goes on to
show a copy of my 1977 plane crash newspaper that I copied from the original newspaper. Then the video clip shows several
plane crash pictures that I mostly covered with text (to prevent copying.)  I met JoJo a few years ago and we have kept in touch
since that time. Many of the images from my slideshow were supplied to me by Jacquelyn Cooper from the plane crash scene.
Jacquelyn's grandfather owned the property near where the plane crashed. I eventually talked her into going up into the family
attic to find newspapers , plane crash photo's and other related memorabilia. I put together the SouthernTribute.com website
(part of TennesseeConcerts.com) with the help of Jacquelyn. This is the most popular Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash webpage
in the world. Although some Lynyrd Skynyrd members look down upon my plane crash tribute, Jo Jo embraced it and used it to
her advantage. Thanks Jo Jo & Jacquelyn. Be sure to check out the video below and my SouthernTribute.com Lynyrd Skynyrd
  By Pat Adams from TennesseeConcerts on June 26, 2010
See a clip of our own Slideshow
in this interview with JoJo.
This is an interview with JoJo Billingsley
on FOX 7 in Evansville, IN

At 41 seconds, you can see the
TennesseeConcerts logo,
followed by the Southern Tribute
logo, followed by a picture
of the band.

It's a good interview and we were
happy to have a small part in it.
TPE featured Jo Jo Billingsley in an article
from May 18, 2008.
"From Southern Rock to the
Solid Rock,"
The Story of Jo Jo Billingsley White
Jo Jo Billingsley (AKA Deborah Jo White) former member
of the original Lynyrd Skyynrd Band & Original Honkettes)
Her CD is called
I Will Obey. I've really enjoyed the listening.
Jo Jo Billingsley performs with members of our own Play It Again Jam in TN
The Play It Again Jam band live with Jo Jo Billingsley (right) at Jam-A-Que 2007
Members from the Play It Again Jam include include Scott VanZen, Tony Beazley (lynyrd Skynyrd Videographer), Mike McIllwain,
Gary Allen (ex-CDB drummer,) C.J. Dubuisson (The Chas Collin Band), the late Walter Jowers & JoJo.
Picture by Pat Adams
Jo Jo singing next to a tribute to
her late friends & members of  
her old band, Lynyrd Skynyrd
Picture by Pat Adams
Destiny (Jo Jo's daughter), Jo Jo Billingsley,
Bruce Wall (event organizer), Jane VanZant, plus
Gary Allen & CJ Dubiusson from the Play It Again Jam.
Picture by Pat Adams from Tennessee Concerts
Jo Jo Billingsley with Pat Adams
from this TennesseeConcerts website
Picture by JoJo's daughter Destiny
Jo Jo Billingsley 1952-2010
Our Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Slideshow
used in JoJo's Last TV Interview (Above)
In Jo Jo Billingley's last Television Show Interview (below),
She used a short clip of our own Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Slideshow (shown below,also)
JoJo Billingsley at Jam-A-Que 2007
The 3rd annual Jam-A-Que in 2007 featuring members from Nashville's Musicians
Jam, including Kenny Utterback from Pacific Gas & Electric, JoJo Billingsley from
Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Southern Boys, Jane VanZant and event organizer Bruce
Wall. This was from the 3rd annual Jam-A-Que, a southern rock event.
The audio is from a 2011 Play It Again Jam.
Video, pictures & editing
by Pat Adams from www.TennesseeConcerts.com.
Our Own Video Of JoJo Billingsley
Deborah Jo Billingsley (May 28, 1952 – June 24, 2010) was an American singer, soloist, songwriter and recording
artist. She was best known for her work with The Honkettes, backing vocalists for the Southern rock band Lynyrd
Skynyrd. Billingsley was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to Doc and Hazel Billingsley. The family soon moved to
Senatobia, Mississippi from Harmontown, Mississippi, where she was raised. In December 1975 she was hired,
along with Cassie Gaines and Leslie Hawkins, as backing singers for the Southern Rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd,
whose leader, Ronnie Van Zant, dubbed them "The Honkettes". An October 20, 1977 airplane crash killed several
members of the band and road crew, but Billingsley was the only band member not on the flight. She stated that she
had a dream two nights before the plane crashed, foreseeing the event. She attempted to warn the other band
members not to get on the plane. According to Billingsley, this experience led her to become a born-again Christian
An interview with Jo Jo Billingsley on WKEQ Classic Hits
Q97 with Rod "The Z Man" Zimmermman July 31st 2008.
JoJo Billingsley Radio Interview in 2008
The Legendary Jo Jo Billingsley
of the original LYNYRD SKYNYRD
This interview is with our friend, Jo Jo Billingsley, of the original LYNYRD SKYNYRD
Band. Jo Jo has been instrumental in helping us with our "Freebird's Last Flight"
presentation. Jo Jo has been to several prisons with us to share her life and testimony
as well as songs to men serving time behind bars. I contacted the 700 Club to inquire if
they would be interested in interview her --AND they were!
JoJo Billingsley TV Interview in 2008
JoJo Billingsley performed with a re-formed Lynyrd Skynyrd for the first time after the 1977 plane crash  at
the opening of Freebird The Movie at Atlanta's Fox Theatre in 1995. She sang "Sweet Home Alabama" at
Lynyrd Skynyrd's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. She also performed with members
of the group at occasional or charity events.
In 2005, she performed several times as "The Honkettes" in an alternative version of Lynyrd Skynyrd
called "The Saturday Night Special Band" that included former Skynyrd members Ed King, Artimus Pyle
and Leslie Hawkins, which helped raise money for Hurricane Katrina victims.

Billingsley also made many television and radio appearances, appeared in several movies and DVDs,
and traveled extensively. Her final CD was titled I Will Obey.
JoJo Billingsley in the 2000's:
JoJo Billingsley Video's
Wiskey-A- Roller - Saturday Night Special Band
Performed by Lynyrd Skyynrd's Ed King & Artimus Pyle
with Lynyrd Skynyrd back-up singers JoJo Billingsley & Leslie Hawkins
Members of the original Lynyrd Skynyrd band, Artimus Pyle, Ed King, JoJo Billingsley
and Leslie Hawkins perform Saturday Night Special with Thane Shearon and the
Saturday Night Special Band at The Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, TN.
Our Southern Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd
Including the Plane Crash and the band since the Plane Crash
See Our Lynyrd Skynyrd Southern Tribute pages
The SouthernTribute pages include plane crash local nes reports, exclusive pictures, the first
reunions of the bands, plus major concert appearances in Nashville.
Pages by Pat Adams (Tennessee Concerts) & Jacquelyn Cooper (at the Plane Crash Sight)

Our Southern Tribute Link: www.SouthernTribute.com
or www.TennesseeConcerts.com/planecrash
The Original Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1977
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Recorded Live: 7/2/1977 (including JoJo Billingsley)
Oakland Coliseum Stadium - Oakland, CA
Pictures by Pat Adams from the
www.TennessseeConcerts.com website
Our Lynyrd
Skynyrd Menu
with Gary Allen (ex- Charlie Daniels drummer)
Picture by Pat Adams
(May 28, 1952-
June 24, 2010)
was born in
but grew up
in Senatobia,
Pictures of JoJo Billingsley with backup singers & the 1977 original band members
JoJo Billingsley, Cassie Gaines & Leslie Hawkins