Original Singer: Ronnie Van Zant
Reason for Departure: Van Zant was killed in a plane crash in 1977 along with fellow Skynyrd members Steve and Cassie Gaines, a road manager and two pilots.
The Replacement: Johnny Van Zant
After disbanding for a decade, Skynyrd reunited in 1987 with a familiar-looking and -sounding replacement singer: Ronnie Van Zant's younger brother, Johnny. The band soldiers on today, although only guitarist Gary Rossington remains from the original lineup. —Jeff Royer
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