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.38 Special

.38 Special
Formed: 1975 in Jacksonville, FL
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Max Carl, Don Barnes, Steve Brookins, Jeff Carlisi, Danny Chauncey, Jack Grondin, Larry Junstrom, Kenny Lyons, Scott Meeder, Donnie Van ...See All
Biography: Initially, .38 Special were one of many Southern rock bands in the vein of the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd; in fact, the band was led by Donnie Van Zant, the brother of Skynyrd's leader, Ronnie Van Zant. After releasing a couple of albums of straight-ahead Southern boogie, the band revamped its ...Read full biography
Special Forces
Released: 1982
Label: A&M
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Released in 1982, Special Forces contains .38 Special's best song in "Caught Up in You," a hook-filled, smoothly sung radio rock gem that gets its energy from the grace and power of its chorus. But the ...Read full review
Wild-Eyed Southern Boys
Released: 1981
Label: BUDGET (AM)
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Building on the bandmembers' own personal accomplishments that came from the Rockin' Into the Night album, .38 Special released an even stronger bunch of songs a year later with Wild-Eyed Southern Boys. ...Read full review