|Birthname||Steven Earl Gaines|
|born on||14 September 1949 at 15:15 (= 3:15 PM )|
|Place||Miami, Oklahoma, 36n52, 94w53|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||21°42' 13°27 Asc. 18°01'|
American musician. He is most well known as a guitarist and songwriter for southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, and is the younger brother of Cassie Gaines, who was also a member of the band.
On October 20, 1977, three days after the album, "Street Survivors" was released (and five dates into the band's most successful tour yet), a plane carrying the band between shows from Greenville, South Carolina to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, crashed outside of Gillsburg, Mississippi. The plane landed in a swampy area and crashed into trees. Gaines died from blunt-force trauma to the head; he was 28 years old and likely was killed on impact.
Sy Scholfield quotes the Steve Gaines biography on the Official Lynyrd Skynyrd History website: "In Miami, Oklahoma's Baptist Hospital, the 19 inch Steve Earl Gaines weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces when born at 3:15 pm on September 14, 1949." <http://www.lynyrdskynyrdhistory.com/sgbio.html>.
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (guitarist)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer