Larry Junstrom, who was a founding member of the band Lynyrd Skynyrd, has passed away. Junstrom, who passed at age 70, first joined singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitar players Gary Rossington and Allen Collins, and drummer Bob Burns before they had even recorded their first album.

In fact, although Junstrom was part of what has become the "Hell House" days of early practices for the band, he left before they recorded their 1973 debut album titled "Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd".

In 1977, Junstrom joined with Donnie Van Zant in his southern rock band .38 Special, where he played bass on the band's biggest hits including  “Hold on Loosely,” “Rockin’ into the Night,” and “Caught Up in You.” He played with .38 Special until he retired in 2014.