This Day In Rock. Outlaws & Lynyrd Skynyrd
Hugh Edward "Hughie" Thomasson, Jr. was born in Buchanan, Virginia US, on August 13, 1952. Thomasson wrote many of the songs for the Outlaws and was, in many ways, the real heart and soul of the band.
After Outlaws disbanded, Thomasson joined Lynyrd Skynyrd, leaving that band in 2005 to reform Outlaws. Before his death he contributed to writing of many of Lynyrd Skynyrd's songs on their 2009 album 'God & Guns'. He died in his sleep on September 9, 2007 of a heart attack.
The Outlaws - Ghost Riders ( from Ghost Riders, 1980). Live 1981
Lynyrd Skynyrd' - Still Unbroken (from Gods & Guns, 2009)