My Years with Lynyrd Skynyrd

Love, Life, and Death, Southern Style

By Ron Eckerman

Plane crash survivor and former tour manager Ron Eckerman pours out his heart and soul in this memoir of life on the road with Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1975 - 1977, during their rise to international stardom. His book includes the details of the tragic plane crash that took the lives of singer and songwriter Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, back-up singer Cassie Gaines, and assistant tour manager Dean Kilpatrick.

Original Book Release: October 20, 2011
Re-released: August 2014 in memory of Ron Eckerman

Ron was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in May of 2013, and lost his battle only one year later in May of 2014. THANK YOU to all of you who overwhelmed Ron and Carolyn with the outpouring of love and prayers during his year of illness.

A very special THANK YOU goes out to the leukemia department at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. 

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