Leblanc and Carr, the opening act for the 1977 Lynryrd Skynyrd tour.
Posted: 12:16 pm Monday, January 23rd, 2017
NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 05: Musicians Brantley Gilbert, Johnny Van Zant, Michael Cartellone, and Gary Rossington perform onstage during CMT Crossroads: Lynyrd Skynyrd and Brantley Gilbert premiering Saturday June 27th at 10 p.m. ET/PT only on CMT on June 5, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
In 1977, a band from Alabama was on the charts with a song called Falling, they were called LeBlanc and Carr. Their song actually went top 20 that year and things were going well for the band. They were set to open for Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Street Surviors tour and were the opening act for the first few shows, and were traveling with the band….in their plane.
October 20, 1977, that same plane ran out of fuel and crashed in Gillsburg, Mississippi.
The guys in Lebanc and Carr were set to be flying that day, but a last minute change had them BUMPED from the flight. At the time they were upset, having to drive to the next gig, that was until they learned what happened. The band broke up shortly after and is forever a footnote in rock history. Lucky guys in my book though!