Van Zant House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 30° 17.957 W 081° 44.386
17R E 428865 N 3352180
Quick Description: Located at 5419 Woodcrest Road
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 7/11/2018 8:04:49 PM
Waymark Code: WMYQHV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
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Long Description:
Musicians Ronnie, Donnie, and Johnny Van Zant spent their formative years growing up in this house with their sisters and parents between the 1950s and 1980s. A serendipitous foul ball hit by Ronnie Van Zant at a nearby park struck future bandmate Bob Burns in the head, knocking him unconscious. This chance encounter led to what would become one of the most famous, hardest working rock ‘n roll bands in the world, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Gold and platinum records from millions of album sales adorned the walls of this house while the band toured worldwide. Tragedy cut short the original incarnation of Lynyrd Skynyrd, when four members of the band, including lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, died in a plane crash in Mississippi on October 20, 1977, after their tour plane ran out of fuel. The surviving members of the band and crew were seriously injured. Ten years later, Johnny Van Zant took over as lead singer, and Lynyrd Skynyrd was reborn. Donnie Van Zant was a founding member and lead singer of the rock band .38 Special, a highly successful band in its own right. The Van Zants’ legacy, memorialized in this house, commemorate their prodigious contribution to the world of rock music.
Marker Number: F-905

Date: 2016

County: Duval

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: Blue Horizon Property Solutions, LLC and the Florida Department of State

Website: Not listed

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