He was born in Jacksonville, Florida 67 years ago today. Growing up, he dreamed of being a boxer, a baseball player, and a stock car racer before falling in love with music and becoming a rock legend. Ronald Wayne  Van Zant, the lead singer and songwriter for the legendary, Lynyrd Skynyrd!

We'll remember "Ronnie" on his Birthday tonight at 5:20 with live (original line-up) Skynyrd on the WBLM Mini-Concert.

Here's a great one minute video of Ronnie fishing and telling the story of the iconic song, Freebird.