Gary Rossington is an American musician and founding member of the southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. He was born on December 4, 1951, in Jacksonville, Florida, and he grew up in a musical family.
Rossington began playing the guitar as a teenager, and he formed Lynyrd Skynyrd with his childhood friend Ronnie Van Zant in 1964.
As a guitarist, Rossington has been an integral part of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s sound and has written or co-written many of the band’s most famous songs, including “Free Bird,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” and “Tuesday’s Gone.”
He has also played bass guitar, slide guitar, and harmonica on some of the band’s recordings.
Throughout his career, Rossington has faced several health issues, including a heart attack in 2015
. However, he has continued to perform and tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the band remains popular with fans of southern rock and classic rock music.
Rossington has been married to Dale Krantz-Rossington since 1982, and the couple has one daughter together named Mary Elizabeth Rossington.
Dale is also a musician and has performed as a backing vocalist for Lynyrd Skynyrd on several occasions.
Gary Rossington Parents: Who is Berniece Rossington?
Gary Rossington was born in Jacksonville, Florida, the son of Berniece Rossington.
Rossington’s mother recalled that he had a strong childhood interest in baseball and aspired as a child to one day play for the New York Yankees.