Volunteer Jam V - Lynyrd Skynyrd
1979 - Their first reunion after the plane crash - Municipal Auditorium
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January 21, 1979 - 1st Reunion of Lynyrd Skynyrd
at the Charlie Daniels Band
Volunteer Jam V - A yearly event (at the time)
in Nashville Tennessee.
The Volunteer Jam began in the 1974 and was an annual event in Nashville
for many years. I attended approximately 20 Volunteer Jams. One of the  
highlights for me, was when Charlie Daniels announced
"Lynyrd Skynyrd is
. This was their first time on stage since the fatal plane crash that killed
six people. Just feet from the stage, I saw many people with tears in their eyes
as they played an instrumental version of
on-stage for the first time without their late singer
Back on-stage, once again, at the Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam V, at the
Municipal Auditorium in Nashville.They begin by jamming on The Breeze with
members of the Charlie Daniels Band. They go on to play an instrumental
version of Freebird for the first time without singer Ronnie Van Zant. He was
killed along with members Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines and assistant road
manager Dean Kilpatrick. Skynyrd survivors on-stage included Gary
Rossington, Allen Collins,Billy Powell & Artimus Pyle. Ronnie Van Zant's
widow Judy Van Zant made an appearance on stage (as did Teresa Gaines).
Leon Wilkeson, came out with his arm still in a cast. Others paying tribute to
Lynyrd Skynyrd at this show included the Henry Paul Band performing Grey
Ghost, and the Charlie Daniels Band singing Million Mile Reflections.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Biography

Lynyrd Skynyrd (pronounced /ˌlɛnərd ˈskɪnərd/ LEN-ərd-SKIN-ərd) is an American rock band best known for popularizing the
Southern rock genre during the 1970s. Originally formed in 1964 as My Backyard in Jacksonville, Florida, the band was also
known by names such as The Noble Five and One Percent, before finally deciding on "Lynyrd Skynyrd" in 1969. The band gained
worldwide recognition for its live performances and signature songs "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird". At the peak of their
success, two band members and a backup singer died in an airplane crash in 1977, putting an abrupt end to the band's most
popular incarnation. The band has sold 28 million records in the United States.

The surviving band members reformed in 1987 for a reunion tour with lead vocalist Johnny Van Zant, the younger brother of lead
singer and founder Ronnie Van Zant. Lynyrd Skynyrd continues to tour and record with co-founder Gary Rossington, Johnny Van
Zant, and guitarist Rickey Medlocke — who first wrote and recorded with the band from 1971 to 1972 (before his return to
Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1996). Lynyrd Skynyrd was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006.
See video of Lynyrd Skynyrd's
at Volunteer Jam V - Freebird
Lynyrd Skynyrd Reunion:  Freebird (Instrumental)
See Lynryrd Skynyrd (with members of the CDB) do Freebird at the Volunteer Jam V.
They play an instrumental version of Freebird
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Million Mile Relections by The Charlie Daniels Band
A Tribute to Ronnie Vanzant and Others
January 13, 1979 at Nashville's Municipal Auditorium.
1979: The Henry Paul Band performs Grey Ghost at
Volunteer Jam V, This Song is a Tribute to Ronnie Van Zant
from Lynyrd Skynyrd who died in the 1977 Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash,
The Volunteer Jam was an event at the time in Nashville Tennessee
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