Gaines, Steve

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Gaines, Steve Gender: M
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)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 21°42' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 13°27 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

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." <>.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (guitarist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer