In part two, Richard speaks with two rock journalists about Lynyrd Skynyrd’s final tour in 1977 culminating in the tragic plane crash that took the lives of Ronnie Van Zant and Steve and Cassie Gaines. They’ll also discuss the strange foreshadowing of the crash found on the group’s final album, Street Survivors, which was released just three days before the horrific plane crash.
Peter Wendel, based in the nation's capital, is a journalist by training doing stints with major D.C. media outlets, including Gannett News/USA Today and Congressional Quarterly. Peter founded SongMango.com in 2014 as an outlet for his passion for music, particularly live music. Peter has been to hundreds of concerts and festivals, like The Peach, The All Good, Mountain Jam and Lockn'. He's ridden legendary Grateful Dead runs from Ventura County Fairgrounds (CA) to Irvine Meadows (CA) from the Nassau Coliseum (NY) to the Boston Garden. Catch him out on tour!
Philip D. Gibbons’ journalism has appeared in such national publications as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Smoke Magazine, France Today and Fair.Org’s Extra! He is a past winner of the Santa Barbara Writers’ Conference Screenwriting Competition and was a quarter finalist in the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship Awards. This podcast was produced in conjunction with the Woodbury University M. A. program in “Media For Social Justice.”
In 2000, he appeared on the television show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” and won $500,000.