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MUSIC - ROCK
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38 SPECIAL
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38 Special, best known for their Southern Rock and Roll style, was formed back in 1974 by neighborhood friends Don Barnes and Donnie Van Zant in Jacksonville, FL.  As a side note, Donnie's brother Ronnie (yes Ronnie) is one of the founders of the band Lynyrd Skynyrd.  38 Special signed with A&M Records in 1977, and their self-titled released followed the same year.

Over the years, 38 Special has had a number of great hits.  Some of their songs that hit number 1 on the charts that you may remember include "Hold On Loosely" from 1981, "Caught Up In You" from 1982, "If I'd Been the One" from 1983, and "Second Chance" from 1989.  Other hits you may remember that charted in the top 10 included "Back Where You Belong" from 1984 and "Teacher Teacher" from 1985.

In the early 1990's, 38 Special recognized the changing tide of the music industry, and they began touring extensively in smaller, packed-house venues.  Since they were considered by many to be a great live band, 38 Special continued to succeed where other rock bands failed.  As the years have gone by, 38 Special has both been in the studio (Drivetrain, 2004) and on tour.  Some of you may have seen 38 Special on the 2009 "Can't Stop Rockin' Tour" with Styx and REO Speedwagon.

38 Special is a staple of late 70's and 80's rock.  They have so many great songs, it is hard to recommend one album over another.  If you are unable to buy all their albums, you might consider Anthology.  At the time of this writing, the 38 Special Discography was as follows:

  • 1977: 38 Special
  • 1978: Special Delivery
  • 1978: Wild-Eyed and Live
  • 1980: Rockin' Into the Night
  • 1981: Wild-Eyed Southern Boys
  • 1982: Special Forces
  • 1984: Tour de Force
  • 1986: Strength in Numbers
  • 1987: Flashback: The Best of 38 Special
  • 1988: Rock & Roll Strategy
  • 1991: Bone Against Steel
  • 1997: Resolution
  • 1999: Live at Sturgis
  • 2001: A Wild-Eyed Christmas Night
  • 2001: Anthology
  • 2004: Drivetrain
  • 2005: Live
  • 2011: Live from Texas
  • 1980
    Rockin' Into the Night
    38 Special Rockin Into the Night
    1981
    Wild-Eyed Southern Boys
    38 Special Wild Eyed Southern Boys
    1986
    Strength in Numbers
    38 Special Strength in Numbers

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