38 Special

38 Special

38 Special is an American rock band that was formed by neighborhood friends Don Barnes and Donnie Van Zant in 1974 in Jacksonville, Florida. The band's first two albums had a strong southern rock influence, their hits consisted of, "Hold On Loosely" (1981), "Caught Up in You" (1982) and "If I'd Been the One" (1983) both #1 hits on Billboard magazine's Album Rock Tracks chart; in addition to these,"Back Where You Belong" (1984) continued to be a radio favorite, while "Second Chance" (1989) was a #1 hit on Billboard's adult contemporary chart.

About 38 Special

38 Special (also written .38 Special or Thirty-Eight Special) is an American rock band that was formed by neighborhood friends Don Barnes and Donnie Van Zant in 1974 in Jacksonville, Florida. The band's first two albums had a strong southern rock influence. 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. Their breakthrough hit was "Hold On Loosely" (1981). "Caught Up in You" (1982) and "If I'd Been the One" (1983) both hit #1 on Billboard magazine's Album Rock Tracks chart. "Back Where You Belong" (1984) continued the annual sequence of radio favorites, and "Second Chance" (1989) was a #1 hit on Billboard's adult contemporary chart. In 2007, 38 Special was the opening act on Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr.'

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