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Larkin Allen Collins
Birth: Jul. 19, 1952
Death: Jan. 23, 1990

Musician. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, he was a guitarist and founding member of the 1970s Southern rock band "Lynyrd Skynyrd". Together with singer Ronnie Van Zant, he co-wrote many of the band's hit songs to include "The Ballad of Curtis Loew", "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Freebird". After the band's fateful plane crash in 1977, which he survived, he stayed with the group's remaining members until 1980, when he formed his own group "The Rossington Collins Band". The band toured and released the albums "Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere" (1980) and "Here, There and Back" (1983). In 1987, came the tenth anniversary of the Skynyrd crash with a tribute tour, he could not perform as a member of the band due to his injuries but was credited as musical director. Due to his paralysis, he left the tour in 1989 and after months in the hospital he died of pneumonia at age 37. In October 2003, Gibson Guitars honored Allen by launching a limited edition Allen Collins Gibson Explorer electric guitar. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Riverside Memorial Park
Jacksonville
Duval County
Florida, USA
Plot: Garden of the Cross, Unit 17
 
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Record added: Mar 08, 1999
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- GLiveoak
 Added: Sep. 27, 2014

- GLiveoak
 Added: Sep. 27, 2014
The world mourns your absents, Allen. Thank you for so many wonderful memories. You will never be forgotten.
- Bob Miller
 Added: Sep. 23, 2014
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