Larry Junstrom Wiki
Larry Junstrom Full NameLawrence E. Junstrom was an American bassist, best known for having been in rock band .38 Special from 1977 until 2014. He was also one of the founding members of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) October 7, 2019
Larry Junstrom Cause of death
Larry Junstrom died natural death however Junstrom retired from .38 Special in 2014 following a serious hand injury.
Larry Junstrom Death Confirmation on facebook
His death was announced Sunday on the official Facebook account of .38 Special, a rock band that Junstrom joined in the 1970s following his stint with Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Larry Junstrom Age
He was 70 years old at the time of death. (June 22, 1949 – October 6, 2019)
Larry Junstrom Facebook official account
Larry Junstrom Biography
Junstrom was the bass guitarist of Lynyrd Skynyrd from its formation in 1964, until being replaced by Leon Wilkeson in 1971. Donnie Van Zant, the younger brother of the Lynyrd Skynyrd leader, Ronnie Van Zant, formed .38 Special in 1974, with Junstrom joining as the bass guitarist in 1976. An avid amateur radio operator, he had the call letters K4EB, which translates to “Known 4 Electric Bass”. Junstrom retired from .38 Special in 2014, due to a hand injury which required surgery. He died on October 6, 2019, at the age of 70.
Bassist Larry Junstrom, original member of iconic Southern rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd, died at age 70.
His former band’s Facebook tribute: “He rocked arenas all over the world and succeeded in living his dream.”https://t.co/gxKjXHDr0j
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) October 7, 2019
Larry Junstrom Career
Junstrom formed Lynyrd Skynyrd with singer Ronnie Van Zant, drummer Bob Burns and guitarists Gary Rossington and Allen Collins in 1964, but left before the band recorded their 1973 debut album, “Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd.”
The bassist went on to join the rock band .38 Special in 1977, fronted by Van Zant’s younger brother, Donnie. Junstrom performed with the group for nearly four decades, playing on hits songs “Hold On Loosely,” “Caught Up in You” and “Rockin’ Into the Night.”
Larry Junstrom Family and friends tributes
“We are sending our devoted love, strength, and comfort to his wife Thania and Larry’s family. We will miss our friend and partner,” .38 Special’s statement added.
WOW!!! WOW!! Another BIG loss in southern rock. Rest In Peace Larry Junstrom. Amazing bassist for 38 Special and Lynyrd Skynyrd early on. Rough day in music. #larryjunstrom #dmaidapr @38SpecialMedia @Skynyrd pic.twitter.com/oLX4Xh3m40
— David Maida (@dmaidapr) October 6, 2019