Larry Junstrom

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Larry Junstrom
Birth nameLarry Junstrom
Born (1949-06-22) June 22, 1949 (age 69)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
GenresSouthern rock
Years active1964–2014
Associated acts.38 Special, Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lawrence E. "Larry" Junstrom (born June 22, 1949) is an American bassist, best known for having been in rock band .38 Special from 1977 until 2014.[1] He was also one of the founding members of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.


Junstrom was the bass guitarist of Lynyrd Skynyrd from its formation in 1964, until being replaced by Greg T. Walker in 1971. Donnie Van Zant, the younger brother of the Lynyrd Skynyrd leader, Ronnie Van Zant, formed .38 Special in 1974, with Junstrom joining as the bass guitarist in 1977.

An avid amateur radio operator, he has the call letters K4EB which translate to "Known 4 Excellent Bass".

Junstrom retired from .38 Special in 2014, due to an injury that required surgery.


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Biography: .38 Special". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 May 2010.