Courtesy of Rolling Stone, on this date in 2004, Legendary Southern Rock figure Lacy Van Zant died at his home in Jacksonville, Fla., due to chronic pulmonary illness. He was 89. Lacy was the father of the Ronnie Van Zant (founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd), current Skynyrd frontman Johnny Van Zant and 38 Special's Donnie Van Zant, as well as daughters Darlene and Marlene, Lacy was known as the "Father of Southern Rock."
Hmmmm.... Ronnie, Donnie and Johnny. Darlene and Marlene...... I think I see a pattern.