Turn it Up!

Love, Life, and Death, Southern Style

by Ron Eckerman 

Plane crash survivor and former tour manager Ron Eckerman pours out his heart and soul in this memoir of life on the road with the band during their rise to international stardom, including the tragic plane crash that took the lives of singer and songwriter Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, back-up singer Cassie Gaines, and assistant tour manager Dean Kilpatrick.

NOTE:   Thank you for your interest in Ron Eckerman's book about his life on the road with Lynyrd Skynyrd. Until further notice, all book orders need to be placed through  AMAZON.COM or other online retailers instead of through this site.

Ron recently has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and is currently receiving chemotherapy on an inpatient basis.  As of the date of this publishing, June 1, he has been in the hospital for one month, and has been told he will continue to be inpatient getting chemo until he receives a bone marrow transplant. 

Please check back for updates.

For more information on Ron's cancer battle, please see the Acute Myeloid Leukemia page attached to this site.

Thank you to all the friends and fans who have overwhelmed Ron with the outpouring of love and prayers during this very difficult time in his life.