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Lynyrd Skynyrd got its start in Jacksonville, but did you know the band has a connection to the city of Sanford? And a pretty significant one at that.
I mentioned a previous Celery City Stories I published recently. Follow the link to hear “A good wife and a stron martini helped change history. It’s about a small event that happened as Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball.
I first learned that Bill Powell lived in Sanford after coming across the website Lynyrd Skynyrd History created by Judy Van Zant, widow of Ronnie Van Zant, founder of the band.