Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd



Lynyrd Skynyrd (/ˌlɛnərd ˈskɪnərd/ LEN-ərd-SKIN-ərd)[2] is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s. Originally formed in 1964 as My Backyard in Jacksonville, Florida, the band was also known by names such as The Noble Five and One Percent, before finally deciding on "Lynyrd Skynyrd" in 1969. The band gained worldwide recognition for its live performances and signature songs "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird". At the peak of their success, band members Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines, and backup singer Cassie Gaines, died in an airplane crash in 1977, putting an abrupt end to the 1970s era of the band.

The surviving band members re-formed in 1987 for a reunion tour with lead vocalist Johnny Van Zant, the younger brother of Ronnie Van Zant. Lynyrd Skynyrd continues to tour and record with co-founder Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, and Rickey Medlocke, who first wrote and recorded with the band from 1971 to 1972 before his return in 1996. Fellow founding member Larry Junstrom, along with 1970s members Ed King and Artimus Pyle, remain active in music but no longer tour or record with the band. Michael Cartellone has recorded and toured with the band since 1999.

Lynyrd Skynyrd has sold 28 million records in the United States. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006.[3]

On January 25, 2018, Lynyrd Skynyrd announced their farewell tour.[4]



Sweet Home Alabama
"Sweet Home Alabama" is a song by Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd that first appeared in 1974 on their second album, Second Helping.It reached number 8 on the US chart in 1974 and was the band's second hit single.
Free Bird
"Free Bird", or "Freebird", is a power ballad performed by American rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Street Survivors
Street Survivors is the fifth studio album by Southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, released on October 17, 1977.
Skynyrd's First and... Last
Skynyrd's First and...Last was the original name of the posthumous compilation album first released in 1978 by the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Photos - Lynyrd Skynyrd920

People Recently Photographed at Lynyrd Skynyrd Events9

Popular Albums63

Album Appearances & References4

Popular Songs18

Popular Live Albums5

Song Appearances & References1

Collaborators & Influencers14

Other Music-Related Relationships15


Band Members21

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Spotify - Albums & Singles179


Spotify - Top Tracks10


Upcoming Concerts31

Coral Sky Amphitheatre
West Palm Beach, United States
May 4, 2018
MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tampa, United States
May 5, 2018
Starplex Pavilion (w/ Bad Company)
Dallas, United States
May 11, 2018
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (w/ Bad Company)
Houston, United States
May 12, 2018
Ak-Chin Pavilion (w/ Bad Company)
Phoenix, United States
May 18, 2018
Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Chula Vista, United States
May 19, 2018
Shoreline Amphitheatre (w/ Bad Company)
Mountain View, United States
May 25, 2018
Glen Helen Amphitheater (w/ Bad Company)
San Bernardino, United States
May 26, 2018
P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, United States
June 22, 2018
Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre
Wantagh, United States
June 23, 2018
Coastal Credit Union Music Park
Raleigh, United States
June 29, 2018
PNC Music Pavilion
Charlotte, United States
June 30, 2018
Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Virginia Beach, United States
July 6, 2018
Jiffy Lube Live
Bristow, United States
July 7, 2018
Darien Lake Amphitheater
Darien Center, United States
July 13, 2018
The Xfinity Theatre
Hartford, United States
July 14, 2018
Xfinity Center
Mansfield, United States
July 20, 2018
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Bethel, United States
July 21, 2018
Blossom Music Center
Cuyahoga Falls, United States
July 27, 2018
Hershey Stadium
Hershey, United States
July 28, 2018
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Tinley Park, United States
August 3, 2018
Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Noblesville, United States
August 4, 2018
Sturgis Buffalo Chip
Sturgis, United States
August 6, 2018
DTE Energy Center
Detroit, United States
August 10, 2018
Budweiser Stage
Toronto, Canada
August 11, 2018
Riverbend Music Center (w/ Hank Jr)
Cincinnati, United States
August 17, 2018
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (w/ Hank Jr.)
Saint Louis, United States
August 18, 2018
Lakeview Amphitheater (w/ Hank Jr)
Syracuse, United States
August 24, 2018
Keybank Pavilion (w/ Hank Jr.)
Burgettstown, United States
August 25, 2018
Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Pelham, United States
August 31, 2018
Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood (w/ Hank Jr.)
Atlanta, United States
September 1, 2018

News Articles6

Lynyrd Skynyrd Returning to Volunteer Jam in 2018
  –  February 14, 2018
Lynyrd Skynyrd have been announced as part of the lineup for a very special Volunteer Jam in 2018. The iconic southern rock group will perform to honor longtime friend Charlie Daniels at Volunteer Jam XX: A Tribute to Charlie in March. The special ...
Lynyrd Skynyrd Say Goodbye With Last Of The Street Survivors Tour
  –  January 26, 2018
Yet another musical act has announced that they will be embarking on a farewell tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd unveiling details of their forthcoming Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour presented by SiriusXM. The tour will include support from Kid Rock ...
Lynyrd Skynyrd Plan Farewell Tour, Including Country Special Guests
  –  January 25, 2018
Lynyrd Skynyrd have announced their final tour. The Southern rock icons will be bringing some fellow big names in country and Southern rock out on the road with them for their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour. "It's hard to imagine, after all ...
Lynyrd Skynyrd announce farewell tour
  –  January 25, 2018
Lynyrd Skynyrd are saying goodbye with a farewell tour this summer. The “Free Bird” band announced on Thursday that Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour will kick off May 4 in West Palm Beach, Florida and conclude Sept. 1 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Lynyrd Skynyrd will play just one more concert in Michigan before retiring
  –  January 25, 2018
This is it, your last chance to see rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd in concert. After a more than 40 year career, the band will go on its "Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour" which will take them to DTE Energy Music Theatre on Friday, August 10, the ...
Lynyrd Skynyrd will fly high on farewell tour with Blossom concert in July
  –  January 25, 2018
CLEVELAND, Ohio - If you've ever wanted to see Lynyrd Skynyrd perform live, you only have one more chance in Northeast Ohio. This summer will be the classic rock band's final tour around the country. It will perform at Blossom Music Center on July 27.


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