Birth Place: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Years Active: 1974-present
Genres: Boogie Rock, Hard Rock, Southern Rock, Country Rock, Arena Rock
38 Special (also stylized .38 Special or Thirty-Eight Special) is an American rock band that was formed by neighborhood friends Don Barnes and Donnie Van Zant in 1975 in Jacksonville, Florida. The band's first two albums had a strong southern rock vibe. By the early 1980s, 38 Special shifted to a more accessible arena rock style without abandoning its southern rock roots. This shift helped to usher in a string of successful albums and singles. The current lineup consists of Barnes, Van Zant, guitarist Danny Chauncey, bassist Larry Junstrom, keyboardist Bobby Capps and drummer Gary Moffatt. Their self-titled debut album was released in 1977 on A&M, their first of many on the label. Thei...
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