A Breath of Fresh Air Feb 28

Written by on 02/28/2023

A Breath of Fresh Air With Sandy Kaye
Tuesdays 1pm EST
and Fridays 8pm EST


This week we feature an incredible story told by Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash survivor and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Artemis Pyle. Artemis was the drummer for the famed Southern Rock Band. He appeared on four of the original six albums recorded with frontman and founder Ronnie Van Zant before the band’s plane went down and crashed on the way to a gig in 1977. You probably recall the tragedy; it made news right around the world as three of the band members and several other passengers were killed that day. Artemis managed to crawl out of the wreckage to get help and his tale of survival is nothing short of chilling

Artemis discusses circumstances that led up to the plane crash as well as the moment of impact and what came next. He also tells us about his recently released movie, Street Survivors – The True Story of the Lynrd Skynrd Plane Crash which recreates the story.

During our interview Artemis talks about how he got started in the band, how he got the reputation as the wild man in the group and what it was like playing in front of sold-out crowds around the world. He tells me why he believes the music held such appeal and about his ongoing work to honour Steve Van Zant’s musical legacy today.

It’s a fascinating story from a courageous and charismatic man.



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