We are more than honored to have Lynyrd Skynyrd's Artimus Pyle at Coosafest this year and congratulate him on his hard fought battle to have his movie made.
Cleopatra Entertainment has released the first trailer for Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash, a biopic based on former drummer Artimus Pyle's life and account of that tragic day.
"There have been many variations and accounts of this story," Pyle (Ian Shultis) narrates in the video embedded below. "But I was there."
On Oct. 20, 1977, en route from Greenville, S.C., to Baton Rouge, La., the plane ran out of fuel and crashed in a swamp in Gillsburg, Miss. Three band members -- frontman Ronnie Van Zant, background vocalist Cassie Gaines and her guitarist brother Steve -- were killed, as were assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, pilot Walter McCreary and co-pilot William Gray.
But, as Pyle continues, "This is more than a story about the plane crash. It's about the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd, the greatest Southern rock band of all time.
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