5 Near-Deaths That Almost Changed Music History.
Musicians die young all the time. It comes with the territory. Not just up and comers but some big time major musicians have been cut down in their prime….Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, SRV, Kurt Kobain just to name a couple.
However, have you ever wondered how many big time artists have come close to dying? Well, then you’re in luck. There is such a list and you might be surprised on how some of the biggest names in music ALMOST met their untimely demise.
5. Aerosmith almost rented the plane that killed Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Sometime in early 1977, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry really wanted to rent one particular plane, a Convair CV-300, to use while touring that summer. Despite lots of pressure from Aerosmith’s No. 1 and No. 2 in command, cooler (and likely less coke-addled) heads were called in to inspect the plane before any final decision was made. Not only was the plane itself declared unsafe, but the pilot and co-pilot were allegedly spotted passing a bottle of Jack Daniel’s back and forth as the craft was being prepped for a flight. Needless to say, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry were finally convinced and passed on the plane.
As the old saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s seemingly reasonable means with which to travel to Baton Rouge. That’s exactly where Lynyrd Skynyrd was headed just a few months later on that same plane that Aerosmith had just rejected during a rare 1970s moment of clarity. As most of us know by now, the plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashed, killing several band members, including lead singer Ronnie Van Zant.