Artimus Pyle Southern rock Artist

Artimus pyle

Thomas Delmer "Artimus" Pyle (born July 15, 1948) is an American musician best known for playing drums with Lynyrd Skynyrd, for which he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. Pyle was born in Louisville, Kentucky. Pyle served in the United States Marine Corps in 1967-71 as a sergeant in aviation. He joined Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1974. He survived the 1977 plane crash that killed Ronnie Van Zant, Cassie Gaines and Steve Gaines. Pyle emerged from the aircraft wreckage with several broken ribs and joined others traveling several hundred yards on foot to a farmhouse to try to get help. The appearance of Pyle and his companions alarmed the residents of the farmhouse, who greeted them with guns and demanded they leave the premises. Eventually the Gillsburg Volunteer Fire Department arrived and assured the occupants that the men were survivors of a plane crash. Varying accounts have the farmer's son either firing a warning shot into the air or actually shooting Pyle in the shoulder with an air rifle. In 1982 Pyle began touring with the Artimus Pyle Band (A.P.B.), including Darryl Otis Smith, John Boerstler, and Steve Lockhart. A.P.B.'s albums include A.P.B.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 15th, 1948
Place of birth
Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America
Nationality
United States of America

Musical acts

1.Lynyrd Skynyrd Alternative country, Outlaw country, Southern rock, Roots rock, Hard rock, Rock music, Blues rock, Country, Blues, Country rock, Boogie rock

1974 - 1977

Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the southern hard-rock genre during the 1970s. Originally formed in 1966 as the The Pretty Ones in Jacksonville, Florida, they then went through two name changes: The Noble Five and One Percent, before coming up with Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1969. The band rose to worldwide recognition on the basis of its driving live performances and signature tunes "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird". At the peak of their success, three members died in an airplane crash in 1977, putting an abrupt end to the band's most popular incarnation. The surviving band members re-formed in 1988 for a reunion tour with lead vocalist Johnny Van Zant, the younger brother of lead singer and founder Ronnie Van Zant. The re-formed band continues to tour and record with co-founding member Gary Rossington and core members Johnny Van Zant, along with guitarist Rickey Medlocke, who recorded with the band for a short time in the early 1970s. Drummer Michael Cartellone has recorded and toured with the band since 1999. Lynyrd Skynyrd was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Guitar, Lead guitar 1964 1977
Bass 1964 1970
Lead Vocals 1964 1977
Drums 1964 1970
Guitar 1965 1977
Mandolin, Vocals, Drums 1970 1971
Bass 1970 1971
1971 2009
Bass, Backing Vocals 1972 1977
Bass, Lead guitar, Guitar, Backing Vocals 1972 1975
Percussion, Drums 1974 1977
Backing Vocals, Guitar, Lead guitar 1976 1977
Lead Vocals 1987
Guitar, Backing Vocals, Lead guitar 1996 2005
Drums 1999 1999
Drums 1999
Bass, Backing Vocals 2001 2009
Backing Vocals, Guitar 2006
Backing Vocals, Bass 2009 2012
Peter Keys
Keyboard 2009
Bass 2012
Randall Hall
Mike Estes
1979
Carol Chase
Kurt Custer
Dale Krantz Rossington

Albums

Album title Released Type
(pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) 1973 Studio album
Second Helping 1974 Studio album
Nuthin' Fancy 1975 Studio album
Gimme Back My Bullets 1976 Studio album
Street Survivors 1977 Studio album
Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991 1991 Studio album
The Last Rebel 1993 Studio album
Endangered Species 1994 Studio album
Twenty 1996 Studio album
Edge of Forever 1999 Studio album
Christmas Time Again 2000 Studio album
Vicious Cycle 2003 Studio album
God & Guns 2009 Studio album
Last of a Dyin' Breed 2012 Studio album
Freebird: The Movie 1996 Soundtrack

2.Artimus Pyle Band

Member history

Member Role Start End
Drums

Movie performances

1. This Is Southern Rock (2007)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
United States of America

2. Lynyrd Skynyrd: Gimme Back My Bullets (2006)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
60.0

Awards

Top cast

3. Freebird... The Movie (1996)

Documentary
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Jeff G. Waxman

Freebird... The Movie is an in-depth look at Southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Released on August 30, 1996, it is part documentary and part concert footage.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

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