|Celebrated Name:||Gary Rossington|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Gary Robert Rossington|
|Age:||71 years old|
|Birth Date:||4 December 1951|
|Birth Place:||Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.|
|Wife:||Martha Claire Millen (m, 1977; div, 1980), Dale Krantz-Rossington (m, 1982).|
|Children:||Mary and Annie Rossington|
|Is Gary Rossington Gay?||No|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$45 Million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
Gary Rossington is a popular American musician. He is best known for being the founding member of the Southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, in which he plays rhythm as well as lead guitar. Till date, he continues working in the band and is the last living member of the original line-up of the band as well. Besides, he is the co-founding member of the Rossington Collins Band.
Maybe you know about Gary Rossington very well but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2023? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Gary Rossington’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.
Early Life & Biography
Gary Robert Rossington was born on the 4th of December 1951 in Jacksonville, Florida, the U.S., His father, worked in the army, but he died soon after his birth. His mother since then raised him single-handedly. Gary showed interest in baseball as a child, but upon hearing the rock band, The Rolling Stones, he became interested in music.
Lynyrd Skynyrd was formed in the summer of 1964 with the members Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant, Bob Burns, Allen Collins, and Larry Junstrom. Before settling on the band name Lynyrd Skynyrd, they had the adopted the names, The Noble Five and The One Percent.
Gary Rossington married Martha Claire Millen on the 10th of September 1977. However, the marriage couldn’t last long as they divorced just three years later on the 12th of June 1980. Gary married actress Dale Krantz-Rossington in 1982. Together, they have two daughters, Mary and Annie Rossington.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on the 4th of December 1951, Gary Rossington is 71 years old as of 24th September 2023. His height is 1.78 M tall, and his weight is 69 Kg.
As a member of the rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, he played lead guitar on the song “Tuesday’s Gone” and side guitar on the song “Free Bird”. He has also played the guitar on the song “Simple Man”. During the Labor Day weekend in 1976, Rossington hit an oak tree with his newly purchased Ford Torino under the influence of alcohol and other drugs. Due to this incident, the band had to postpone their tour, for which he was fined $5000. The band’s song “That Smell” was based on the incident.
He would survive yet another accident, but this time it was a plane crash that occurred on 20th October 1977. However, Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines, and three other band members couldn’t survive this accident. During the plane crash, Gary broke his arms, legs, wrists, ankles, and pelvis. However, he recovered from his injuries and played on stage again but with the use of steel rods in his right arm and leg. Post-accident, he developed a serious drug addiction.
He founded the Rossington Collins Band in 1980 along with Allen Collins. The band was able to release two albums before disbanding in 1982 due to the death of Allen’s wife. After that, Gary formed The Rossington Band with his wife, Dale Krantz-Rossington. The band released an album in 1986 and then in 1988.
Awards & Achievements
Although he hasn’t won any award by himself but the band, Lynyrd Skynyrd had been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. Also, the group has been ranked at group no. 95 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Besides, various country artists joined hands to record a Skynyrd tribute album titled Skynyrd Friends.
Net Worth & Salary of Gary Rossington in 2023
As of September 2023, Gary Rossington has gathered a net worth of $45 Million. He has gathered most of his earnings from his music career. He has been a part of the amazingly successful band, Lynyrd Skynyrd which he continues to do to this date. The band went to regular tours as well, which boosted each band member’s net worth including Gary. Also, he is the founder of the Rossington Collins Band and The Rossington Band as well.
Gary Rossington has had an incredible career as part of different bands including the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd. One lesson which we can all learn from his life is his willingness to carry on and keep working, no matter what the odds. Here’s wishing him the best of luck for all his future endeavours and hope he keeps inspiring and entertaining us like he always us.